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.
A music mogul caught speeding for the fourth time has been spared a driving ban. Company CEO David Pichilingi, 59, had faced disqualification after he drove his Range Rover Sport at 37mph in a 30mph zone.
But the entertainment boss, whose firm delivers music festivals, successfully argued in court he would suffer ''exceptional hardship''.
Pichilingi said his autistic daughter is heavily reliant on him driving her to school, staff would lose their jobs and he wouldn't be able to drive his mother and mother-in-law to hospital appointments.
He also argued mum Eileen Fenlon would not get her regular trips around the seaside resort of Blackpool to see venues where she used to perform.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk