Ed Sheeran

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Ed Sheeran

*His full name is Edward Christopher Sheeran.*He was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England on Feb. 17, 1991.*His ginger hair, poor eyesight, and lack of hearing in one ear lead to a kind of depressing childhood. *He has a great sense of humor.*After meeting his idol backstage at a concert, Ed started writing his first song (age 11).*During his 14th summer, he headed to London where he wrote his first album (Ed Sheeran).*Ed is a singer-songwriter, a guitarist, a rapper, and a beat-boxer.*He went on tour as a roadie with Nizolpi, and learned everything he knows about singing, songwriting, and live music from them.*Even though he had a busy schedual, Ed managed to pass school with good grades.*When he was 16, Ed moved to London and began recording immediately. His song 'The City' is about his big move.*At first he got by by having plenty of giggs, singing alongside big names, and selling albums.*After performing in England, Ed moved to LA with no money and no contacts.*Jamie Foxx discovered Ed and was very impressed. Ed was allowed to use Foxx's studio to record his songs.*In 2011, Ed was signed to Asylum Records.*His album + went quintuple platinum in 2011 and won him many awards.*Ed has written songs for many artists including One Direction.*Ed has become close friends with the members of One Direction and Taylor Swift.*In April of 2014, Ed released a song that talked about how Ellie Goulding cheated on him with Niall from One Direction.*Ed currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee.*He is best known for his songs 'The A-Team' and 'Lego House'.

Awards/Nominations

*Became songwriter at 11*Started Recording in 2005.*Released his first album, Ed Sheeran, in 2006.*He began to really be noticed in 2010.*Released his first song, Typical Average, in 2005 when he released his first EP, The Orange Room EP.

*Won Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act*Won Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist*Won BT Digital Music Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year*Won Ivor Novello Awards for Best Song Musically and Lyrically*Won Q Award for Breakthrough Artist*Won Teen Choice Award for Choice Music Breakthrough Artist

Lasting Impact

Ed Sheeran is a good example of going from nothing to having your dreams come true with some hard work. In his songs, he talks about life experiences and how to deal with them.

Citations

Biography

http://onepopz.com/100-facts-about-ed-sheeran/http://www.contactmusic.com/info/ed_sheeranhttp://www.aceshowbiz.com/celebrity/ed_sheeran/awards.htmlhttp://www.last.fm/music/Ed+Sheeranhttp://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_was_ed_sheeran_first_song?#slide=2http://hollywoodlife.com/celeb/ed-sheeran/http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/22868322

Feb. 17, 1991 -

Lego House

Ed Sheeran


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