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Ed Sheeran Biography

Birth Name:
Edward Christopher Sheeran
Birth Place:
Halifax, West Yorkshire, England

Fast Facts

  • Sang in a church choir with his mother from the age of 4
  • Released his first EP, The Orange Room, independently in 2005
  • Played 312 gigs in 2009 in an effort to beat his hero, British musician James Morrison, who played 200 in one year
  • First studio album, +, was released in 2011 and went to number 1 on the UK music chart
  • The official music video for his global hit "The A Team" cost a total of $32
  • Co-wrote Taylor Swift's song "Everything Has Changed," from her 2012 album Red
  • Part of the group of performers in Band Aid 30 that sang on the 2014 cover of "Do They Know it's Christmas
  • " Was awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen's 2017 Birthday Honours


  • Matthew Sheeran -- Brother
  • Athina Andrelos -- Ex-significant Other
  • John Sheeran -- Father
  • Cherry Seaborn -- Fiancée
  • Imogen Sheeran -- Mother