Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

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About

Edward Christopher Sheeran, also known as Ed Sheeran, is an award-winning English singer-songwriter who rose to fame internationally in 2012 after collaborating on songs with both Taylor Swift and One Direction.

Career

Sheeran, though he began recording in 2004, began his musical career in 2005, when he released his first EP The Orange Room. In 2008, he began playing small live shows in London before auditioning for the British musical drama television series Britannia High. In 2009, Sheeran released his second EP You Need Me. In 2010, he released the Loose Change EP to critical acclaim. On April 22nd, 2010, Sheeran released the official music video for his track "The A Team," which gathered over 125 million views and 62,000 comments on YouTube over the next five years (shown below).



On September 12th 2011, Sheeran released his debut studio album + (read as "Plus"). That year, he collaborated with One Direction on the song "Moments." In 2012, Sheeran co-wrote and provided additional vocals for the song "Everything Has Changed" on Taylor Swift's fourth studio album Red. Later that year, Sheeran headlined a tour in the United States, which sold out shows at large venues across the country. From March to September 2013, Sheeran played as an opening act in Taylor Swift's The Red Tour. On June 23rd, 2014, Sheeran released his second studio album × (read as "Multiply"). On May 23rd, he released the music video for his track "Sing," garnering upwards of 123 million views and 21,000 comments on YouTube over the next year (shown below).



Online History

Photoshop Battle

On December 4th, 2014, Redditor youtossershad1job2do submitted a photograph of Sheeran surrounded by lingerie models at a Victoria's Secret event to the /r/photoshopbattles[6] subreddit (shown below, left). Prior to being archived, the post gained over 4,100 votes (95% upvoted) and 450 comments, many of which included photoshopped versions of the original photograph (shown below, middle, right).



Fan Duet Video

On June 14th, 2015, YouTuber RizeFelony uploaded a video of Sheeran surprising a young fan at the West Edmonton Mall by joining her in singing his 2014 soft rock song "Thinking Out Loud" (shown below). The following day, Redditor beet111 submitted the upload to the /r/videos[5] subreddit, where it received upwards of 4,900 votes (91% upvoted) and 500 comments in the first 20 hours.



Social Media Presence

As of June 2015, Sheeran has received more than 14 million Twitter[1] followers, 12 million Facebook[2] likes, 3.9 million Instagram[3] followers and 1.2 million SoundCloud[4] followers.

Personal Life

Ed Sheeran was born on February 17th, 1991 in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, though spent his childhood in Framlingham, Suffolk, a town that was later the subject of one of Sheeran's more recent songs "Castle on the Hill," a biographical rock song titled after the town's namesake Framlingham Castle. In 2012, he purchased a farm in Framlingham where he plans on raising a family one day.

Search Interest

External References

[1] Twitter – @edsheeran

[2] Facebook – Ed Sheeran

[3] Instagram – @teddysphotos

[4] SoundCloud – Ed Sheeran

[5] Reddit – Ed Sheeran hears his song

[6] Reddit – Psbattle Ed Sheeran

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