20 Ed Sheeran Facts

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.

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