Edward Christopher Sheeran, MBE (born 17 February 1991) is an English singer-songwriter. In early 2011, Sheeran independently released the extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project. After signing with Asylum Records, his debut album, + (pronounced "plus"), was released in September 2011. It topped the UK and Australian charts, reached number five in the US, and has since been certified eight-times platinum in the UK.
The album contains the single "The A Team", which earned him the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. In 2012, Sheeran won the Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act. "The A Team" was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards, where he performed the song with Elton John.
Ed Sheeran adds an Official UK Chart record to his ever-growing list of chart accolades as he becomes the first British solo artist to claim a full year at Number 1 across his catalogue on the Official Singles Chart.
Last week saw Ed's single Bad Habits score an 11th week at the summit, tipping his tally of weeks at the top to 52 across his ten Number 1s.
In 69 years of Official UK Chart history, only Elvis Presley (80 weeks) and The Beatles (69) have achieved more weeks at the summit.
Ed's chart-toppers in chronological order are: Ed's reign at Number 1 is showing no signs of slowing down yet as his new single Shivers is on course to replace Bad Habits at the top this Friday (September 17).Read more on officialcharts.com