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.
Paul McCartney – headlining Glastonbury. In London’s Hyde Park, a 78-year-old man – Mick Jagger – will be leading out the last surviving Rolling Stones to sing songs about street fighting and sex.
Meanwhile, 63-year-old Kate Bush is back at No 1 in the UK with Running Up That Hill, just as she was in 1978, as a willowy teenager, with her debut single Wuthering Heights.
She’s even made the American Top Ten for the first time.Of course, Glasto’s main headliner happens to be the finest pop melody writer that ever lived, yet not too many would disagree that Paul McCartney made his last truly great album, Band on the Run, back in 1973. (And almost all of the Stones’ finest works date before that.) What is certain to be a mass celebration of a musical icon hides an inescapable truth: the rock’n’roll moment in human history is all but over.
Fifty years ago, in 1972, if you were into music, a trip to the record shop was full of possibilities. Exile on Main St was released that year, as was The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, Neil Young’s Harvest, Roxy Music’s self-titled debut and Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace.Read more on telegraph.co.uk