Here are twenty facts about Ed Sheeran, the English the singer-songwriter.
- Ed Sheeran was born in Halifax, England on 17th February 1991.
- He grew up in the town of Framlingham in Suffolk.
- Ed went to Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham. When he was being interviewed on The Johnathan Ross Show in 2012, Ed showed Jonathan a picture of one of his former teachers, Mr Wheeler, because he thought they looked alike.
- His older brother, Matthew is a composer of classical music.
- Ed Sheeran began to record his own songs at a very young age. In 2005 he released The Orange Room EP and he followed this with two albums Ed Sheeran (2006) and Want Some? (2007).
- Ed moved to London in 2008, and in 2009 he played more than 300 live shows and gigs.
- He released the EPs You Need Me in 2009 and Loose Change in 2010.
- His 2011 EP No. 5 Collaborations Project was the record that firmly established Ed Sheeran in the pop music mainstream – it charted at number 2 in the iTunes download chart even though Ed wasn’t signed by a record label.
- His debut album (not including self-released records) was called +.
- He co-wrote a song for One Direction called Moments.
- Ed performed at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
- He performed on (and co-wrote) the track Everything Has Changed from Taylor Swift’s album Red.
- Ed’s full name is Edward Christopher Sheeran.
- Two of his most well-known singles are The A Team and Lego House.
- He won two BRIT Awards in 2012 (Best British Male and Best Breakthrough).
- Ed wears size 10 (UK) shoes.
- Eminem is Ed Sheeran’s favourite rapper.
- Elton John is a massive Ed Sheeran fan – they dueted at the Grammy Awards.
- The video for Lego House features Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter movies).
- Ed Sheeran briefly dated Australian Big Brother star, Camilla Severi. They are no longer together, but remain friends.
- Ed is now teetotal (he doesn’t drink alcohol any more).
- He loves building LEGO sets, and he celebrated his album (*) going to number one in the charts by building a LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon.
- He is friends with Harry Styles.