About Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran is a British singer, guitarist, music producer and actor. He is one of the most popular pop musicians, known for such hits as Shape of You, I See Fire, Bad Habits and Shivers. In 2016, he won two Grammy Awards: in the "Song of the Year" and "Best Pop Solo Performance" categories. In addition, he has been nominated for more than three hundred awards, of which he has won more than 120, including American Music Awards, Billboard, MTV VMAs, Brit and Teen Choice. In addition, his album ÷ was named the best-selling album of 2017. And Spotify declared him the second most played artist of the past decade, right after Justin Bieber. Sheeran has collaborated with artists such as BTS, Taylor Swift, Stormzy, The Weeknd and the previously mentioned Bieber. He has 5 studio albums to his credit, including one containing collaborations with other artists alone, namely No 6. Collaborations Project, while the others take their names from mathematical operations: +, ×, ÷ i =. Sheeran has also appeared in films and TV series. He acted as a stormtrooper in the new Star Wars series or as a soldier in the Game of Thrones series.
The tremendous success of his work is usually attributed to his ability to effectively transition between genres, the easy-to-grasp, non-provocative and nostalgically familiar presentation of his music and the likeable informal performance of Sheeran himself.
Sheeran was born in Hebden Bridge, near Halifax, West Yorkshire, after which his family moved to Framlingham (in Suffolk). He grew up in an artistic environment – father John Sheeran worked as a curator in an art gallery, mother Imogen Lock was a jewelry designer and cultural columnist, among other things she sang in a choir. Sheeran has an older brother, Matthew, who is a classical music composer. On January 20, 2018, Ed announced his engagement to his high school sweetheart, Cherry Seaborn, whom he married the same year. He has two daughters with her – Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran born in August 2020 and a second daughter named Jupiter Seaborn Sheeran born in May 2022.
Sheeran's close friends in the music industry include American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift and British rapper Stormzy. His long-time friend and mentor in the industry is also singer Elton John, whose company Rocket Music provided Sheeran's management.
He is currently touring the world with his Mathematics Tour, which follows the American tour on which Ed set several attendance records.