Edward Christopher Sheeran was born on February 17, 1991, in Halifax, England. However, he spent much of his childhood in the nearby town of Framlingham. Before he attended kindergarten, he was already performing with a neighborhood chorus, and after that, he moved on to playing the guitar.
While he was still a student at Thomas Mills High School, he began writing his own songs, which led to his acceptance into the National Youth Theatre.
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Ed Sheeran Career in Music
In 2004, Sheeran began his career as a musician and issued an independent compilation of his work titled “Spinning Man.” In 2005, he released his debut extended play (EP), and then over the course of the following three years; he issued a total of two studio albums.
While he was playing at more intimate places in and around London, he started to attract a tiny but loyal following. Additionally, Sheeran worked together with a number of other musicians and went on tour with Just Jack.
During his trip to Los Angeles in 2010, he came to the attention of Jamie Foxx, who generously offered to provide him with free recording space and a place to stay while he was in the city.
After that, he issued two additional extended plays (EPs). When Sheeran returned to London in April 2011, he gave a free gig at the Barfly in Camden Town. More than one thousand of his admirers were in attendance.
After his EP, “No. 5 Collaborations Project,” became a popular download on iTunes, Asylum/Atlantic Records offered him a recording contract. In 2011, Sheeran released his first studio album, titled +, which went on to become number one in four countries and number four in the United States.
His track “Shape of You” climbed to the top of the charts in ten different countries, and he has also achieved tremendous success with the songs “The A-Team,” “Lego House,” “I See Fire,” “Sing,” “Don’t,” “Thinking Out Loud,” “Photograph,” “Castle on the Hill,” “Galway Girl,” and “Perfect.”
In 2014, his second album, titled x, was released in nine countries, including the United States of America and the United Kingdom. Shortly after the critical and commercial success of x, Sheeran withdrew from the public eye for a whole year and deleted all of his social media accounts.
He returned to the music scene in March 2017 with the release of the album Divide. It was released in the United Kingdom, the United States, and a great number of other countries, and it quickly became the album that sold the most copies in the United Kingdom by a male solo artist. Additionally, it was the third fastest-selling single in the history of the UK chart, falling just behind Adele and Oasis.
Sheeran and Justin Bieber collaborated on a single released in May 2019 titled “I Don’t Care.” The single broke the record for most day listens on Spotify with 10.977 million, making it the single-day streaming record for the platform. Sheeran announced the release of that album on July 12, 2019, under the title No. 6 Collaborations Project. It made its debut at number one in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, and a number of other markets.
His four albums lasted 41 weeks at the top spot in the UK album chart. The Official Charts Company announced in December 2019 that they had chosen him as their artist of the decade. His song “Shape of You” was ranked as the highest-charting song of the decade, while Spotify ranked him as the second-most streamed artist of the decade, with Drake coming in at the top spot. Additionally, he holds the record for the concert tour with the largest total revenue.
Over 150 million copies of Sheeran’s albums have been sold.
Ed Sheeran Earnings and Performances on Tour
The vast majority of Ed’s earnings come from his time spent on the road. Between March 2017 and August 2019, he brought in a total of $780 million with his “Divide” tour. That was enough to beat out U2’s “360 Degrees” tour, which took place between 2009 and 2011 and became the highest-grossing concert tour in the history of the industry.
Ed Sheeran Career in the Theatre
Sheeran made his acting debut with a cameo appearance on the soap opera Shortland Street, which aired in New Zealand in 2014. He had a role on the Australian soap opera “Home and Away” in the year 2015. Sheeran also made a cameo appearance in the film Bridget Jones’s Baby as himself in 2016.
Sheeran had a cameo appearance on an episode of Game of Thrones that aired in July 2017 opposite Maisie Williams. Sheeran has participated in the production of advertisements for Heinz Tomato Ketchup, a brand that holds a special place in his heart (he has claimed to put it on everything, carries a bottle with him on tour, and has a Heinz Ketchup tattoo on his arm).
Sheeran made a cameo appearance as himself in the film Yesterday, directed by Richard Curtis and Danny Boyle, which premiered in June 2019.
Ed Sheeran’s Personal Life
At the beginning of 2011, Sheeran made the purchase a home in Framlingham, Suffolk, which he then restored. In 2014, he made the purchase a property in the Notting Hill neighborhood of London. Before their breakup in 2012, Sheeran was in a relationship with the Scottish musician Nina Nesbitt.
Between the years 2014 and 2015, he dated Athina Adrelos. Sheeran has been romantically involved with his longtime friend from childhood, Cherry Seaborn, since July 2015.
They made the announcement of their engagement in January of 2018, and then they married the following year privately. In the realm of politics, Sheeran is an outspoken supporter of the Labour Party and has expressed his opposition to Brexit.
Ed Sheeran Philanthropy
During a concert in Bristol, Sheeran earned forty thousand dollars for a charity that helps those who work in the adult entertainment industry. In Suffolk, his native county, he is frequently seen bringing bags of clothing to give away to various charitable organizations.
Ed is a representative for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice in this capacity. In November 2014, he became a member of the charity supergroup Band Aid 30, along with a number of other British and Irish pop stars. To aid in the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa, he released a cover of the Christmas carol “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”
In 2015, Sheeran joined the ranks of 30 other celebrities in support of the No Cold Houses campaign. Together, they made a donation of winter clothing items to people in the UK who were having trouble keeping their homes warm over the winter.
Sheeran has taken part in the BBC’s yearly Comic Relief telethon and made an appearance on an episode of Gogglebox in 2017 as part of the Stand Up to Cancer fundraising campaign in the United Kingdom.
Ed Sheeran Awards and Recognisitions
Sheeran was recognized by the University of Suffolk in Ipswich in 2015 for his significant contributions to the field of music and was awarded an honorary degree. In recognition of his “services to music and philanthropy,” Sheeran was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the year 2017.
Sheeran is the recipient of four Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year, five Brit Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, and one American Music Award. The Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year was bestowed to him in both 2015 and 2018, respectively.
To this day, Sheeran has been recognized with 115 victories out of a total of over 300 award nominations. Sheeran was also honored by the nation of his origin in 2018 when a survey placed him in fourth place on the list of the greatest Yorkshiremen of all time.
Ed Sheeran Career Earnings
Ed Sheeran made a little bit less than $60 million in revenue between June 2014 and June 2015. From June 2016 to June 2017, he earned a total of $70 million. A staggering $110 million was added to his bank account between June 2017 and June 2018. Additional earnings of $110 million were added to his total between June 2018 and June 2019.
Ed Sheeran Net Worth 2022
Ed Sheeran is a well-known English singer and songwriter who is estimated to have a net worth of $200 million. He is currently considered to be one of the wealthiest and most successful singers in the world.
When Ed is on tour in a given year, he can easily earn between $70 and $100 million in that year. For instance, he brought in a total of $65 million from all of his initiatives between June 2019 and June 2020.