A folk singer with an amazing talent, Ed Sheeran hails from Halifax in West Yorkshire. Sheeran started recording in 2005 and broke grounds with his first extended play The Orange Room EP. In 2006, he released a self titled album and another album, Want Some? in 2007. In 2009, he released an EP, You Need Me and Loose Change EP in 2010 which was received enthusiastically by the audience. In 2010, two other EPs, Songs I Wrote With Amy and Ed Sheeran: Live at the Bedford, were also released which is mainly a collection of love songs. With an extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project released in 2011, Ed Sheeran was propelled to the limelight when he rose to second position on the iTunes Chart. The extended play has showcased five artists Devlin, Ghetts, Wiley, Sway and JME. Without any promotion, the talented singer managed to sell seven thousand copies in the first week alone.
In view of his remarkable success, he soon joined the Atlantic Records. His debut album, +, was released in September 2011. In 2011, it became the ninth bestselling album in the UK. The album peaked at number one on the UK Albums Chart selling more than a hundred thousand copies only in the first week. Not only this, more than one million copies of the album have been sold in the UK as of March, 2012. For a short time span, it became the second best debut album in 2011 but reverted to its first position in January, 2012. The album has earned favorable reviews from fans, critics and audiences alike and has been certified as quadruple platinum in United Kingdom by the British Phonographic Industry
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The lead single, The A Team
of the debut album smashed the UK Singles Chart on number three stealing the hearts of myriad music lovers. In 2011, the track was applauded for being the eighth best selling single selling around fifty eight thousand copies in the first week alone. The single has received an Ivor Novello Award
for being the Best Song Musically and Lyrically
. He has also performed the debut single, The A Team
on the television in the music show called Later... with Jools Holland.
The single did not only peak on the UK charts but also smashed international charts of Germany, Norway, Ireland, Australia, Netherlands, Japan and New Zealand.
The second single, You Need Me, I Don't Need You,
was released later and opened at fourth position on the UK Singles Chart. In 2011, he was awarded with the BT Digital Music Award
for being the Breakthrough Artist of the Year
and a Q Award
for his best single, You Need Me, I don't need You.
Other singles, Lego House
are also among the chart toppers peaking not only on UK charts but also on the Irish, Australian and Scottish charts. In 2012, Ed Sheeran
has won two BRIT Awards
for the Best British Breakthrough Act
and Best British Solo Male Artist
respectively. Ed Sheeran
learnt to play guitar at a very young age and at the same time wrote songs during his high school years in Framlingham. Inspired by James Morrison of having played two hundred gigs in a single year, Sheeran wanted to break the records. For this reason, he went to London in 2008 and managed to play three hundred and twelve gigs in 2009. Initially, he played at small venues only for a few people but has now risen to a point where people have started admiring his talent. The artist who has gained tremendous acclaim worldwide at a rapid pace is out there to grace the stage with his live performance. Ed Sheeran tickets
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