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.
most successful British musicians of the past decade. Or, at least, say he is George Ezra. ‘So then one of them went, “Oh, can I FaceTime my daughter and get you to say hello?” I said, “Yeah, of course,” and we waited, then this woman picked up and the bloke went, “Look who I’m with!” This poor woman’s face…’ She had absolutely no idea who her father’s new drinking buddy was, so Ezra just grinned, pointed to his own face, and said, ‘It’s Ed Sheeran!’Ezra delights in recounting this tale because it illustrates his curious place in pop culture.
A household name, his three albums have all gone to number one, including the recent Gold Rush Kid. He’s won a Brit Award and drawn huge Glastonbury crowds.
He is streamed on Spotify by more than 15 million people every month, and his biggest singles (Shotgun, Green Green Grass, Budapest) have been as infectious as omicron.
And yet…‘And yet no one really cares about me. ’ Well, I wouldn’t go that far. ‘No, I mean it in a good way, it feels like cake-and-eat-it territory,’ he says.Read more on msn.com