The ginger-head, blue-eyed, “Thinking Out Loud” singer Ed Sheeran is one of the most successful singer-songwriters of all times. He is known to be one of the nicest people in the industry. Ed Sheeran borrows from any style that crosses his path like folk, hip-hop, pop, dance, soul, rock which gives him a broad appeal among different demographics.
|Profession||Singer, Song-writer, Musician, Actor|
|Net Worth||$85 Million USD|
|Real name||Edward Christopher Sheeran|
|Date of birth||17 February 1991 (27 Years)|
|Place of birth||Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, England|
|Ethnicity||British and Irish|
|Height||1.73m (5 foot 8 inches)|
|Hobbies||Doing gigs, writing songs, playing sports|
|Status||Engaged (rumors say that they got married in secret, but can’t say for sure)|
Ed Sheeran dated his high school sweetheart Cherry Seaborn in 2015 and they got married in private in 2018. Cherry is believed to be the inspiration for the songs “Perfect” and “Shape of You”.
Cheery is a hockey player who also helped Ed loose weight and their love has only gotten deeper. They have cats together and are hopeful that they’ll have kids soon.
Ed Sheeran Family
Imogen and John have been a major source of love and support for the international pop star since the beginning. Imogen is a jewelry maker and John is an experience and popular art history educator.
The British pride has had his own fair share of challenged in life but learned early how to overcome them. From bullying over Sutter and oversized spectacles to inner battles to insecurity and shame; Sheeran is proof of how much one can become once they embrace their uniqueness.
Ed Sheeran has revealed that one of the best things to have come out of his career is being able to pay his parents not just financially but helping them live out their dreams.
Ed Sheeran Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Ed Sheeran comes up around $85M. Ed was ranked on 71st on Forbes’s 2017 list of 100 highest paid celebrities. His gigs during his early career attracted high profile fans such as Jamie Foxx who let him have his recording studio to make music and a couch to sleep on. Ed Sheeran has also appeared in the biggest show on TV, Game of Thrones.
Ed Sheeran Weight Loss
He made a comeback with a bang with shedding almost 50 pounds. Ed Sheeran swears by working out just 10 minutes a day was given a high-intensity regime with intervals of 30 seconds sprinting and 30 jogging by his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.
He revealed that his diet included pizza and beer when he was on tour and after he stopped touring his diet continued and his clothes didn’t fit him. He says that key is not to miss a day.
Ed Sheeran Friends
Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran first became friends in 2012 after he learned that the songstress penned his lyrics on her arm during an Australian show. Ed met Swift’s manager and they instantly became friends.
The duo penned several songs together in 2012 and released a massive hit “Everything Has Changed” which was issued on Swift’s 2012 album RED. The star friends have always praised each other in the press.
Ed accompanied his BFF when Swift kicked off the European leg of her massive Red tour. They share the love for cats. They ship their friendship as “SWEERAN” and we absolutely love these two.
Remember “Little Things”, the song that made every girl fall in love with 1D boys? Yep that, Ed Sheeran wrote it for them. Ed Sheeran and Harry Styles have been close friends since a real time now.
Harry describes Ed as “one of the most talented dudes”. The two singers have always been really close to each other and are almost too comfortable around each other.
They never fail to make fun of each other on social media but at the same time appreciate each other’s work. They have supported each other and stuck with each other through almost all thick and thin.
When Harry and Taylor broke up, neither Harry nor Ed let that ruin their friendship and like a cute hearts they are, they remained as close as ever. Ed even inked a padlock on Harry’s wrist.
Also, these goofballs are never afraid to get Lil’ touchy-feely with one another. Hazza famously bought Ed a huge bunch of Lego to celebrate Sheeran’s album reaching number 1. The duo stayed up till 3 am building the Imperial Star Destroyer from Star Wars.
Both Rupert Grint who is an actor and Ed Sheeran and who is a musician is both ginger heads and have found their own substantial success in their respective fields but their looks have confused a lot of people.
Rupert Grint has appeared in Ed Sheeran’s video “Lego House”. In a comedy skit for MTV, the Harry Potter actor, Grint prepares to perform as “Sheeran” and sing before everything becomes too much to handle, Grint confesses that “The truth is Ed isn’t real”.
The spoof goes on to see the host convincing Rupert to go on set and he holds a guitar and sings Ed’s song. The spoof went viral and gave the audience a great laugh.
Ed Sheeran Tattoos
The Lego House singer Ed Sheeran has more than 60 tattoos on his body and he hasn’t stopped. Each one holds a personal meaning for Ed and his colorful tattoos on his arms and chest were exposed in his video “Shape of You”. He has vowed never to inked his face or neck. He says that no one would ever see his tattoos when he gets married because he wants to look great when he gets married.
Ed Sheeran Sued
He was in-between two lawsuits. Ed Sheeran was first sued over his hit song last year by the heirs of Edward Townsend, Jr. a co-writer of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” which they claim “Thinking Out Loud” cribs from enough to warrant a lawsuit.
Legal documents in the US alleges that Ed’s “Thinking Out Loud” copies “the melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bass line, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation, and looping”. Ed Sheeran was sued for $100M and responded with court documents denying any similarity between the two songs.
In 2016, two more musicians, Martin Harrington, and Thomas Leonard claimed that Sheeran’s 2014 single “Photograph” had the same musical composition as their song “Amazing” Ed Sheeran settled the claim and the terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Ed Sheeran Discography
Ed Sheeran always had an interest in music from a very young age. He became part of a church choir at 4 and started playing guitar soon. At the age of 11, Ed was already writing songs which were inspired by a backstage chat with Damien Rice.
When Ed’s dad brought him Eminem’s record, he was amazed by how fast the singer was rapping. Eminem’s rap-inspired him and he learned every word by the time he was 10. When he began writing his songs and music, the Sutter was gone. He started to play his guitar in different venues.
At the age of 14, Ed headed to London and officially started his music career. He never had it easy, he shares that some nights he didn’t find a couch to sleep on so he slept in parks or in the subway. Some days he was so broke that he didn’t have the money eat food and give up but he didn’t.
The big leap for the ginger-head singer was in 2010 when Ed Sheeran gained his share of popularity through social media. He posted videos online and one of them was noticed by the rapper Example and he invited him to tout together.
He got his own online presence and people started to notice Ed Sheeran and with a fair share of his success, he moved to America. In LA, Ed lived on the couch of Jamie Foxx and used his recording studio because Jamie was so impressed by his style of music.
He then followed that up by playing Sir Elton John’s album showcase at the Jazz Cafe in London in August 2010.
Ed’s first studio album “+” was released on 9 September 2011 under Atlantic Records. It went on become the second-best album in the UK. After his first studio album, Ed collaborated with One Direction and Taylor Swift. His next album “x” was released on 23 June 2014 and had some of the biggest hits of 2014.
It went straight to #1 in the US and UK. Ed won his first Grammy Award for Best Song Of the Year which belonged to this album, His latest album “÷” was released on 3 March 2017. This album won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.
The song which features Zoey Deutch, Ed Sheeran, Pizza, Cats, and snow became the UK Christmas number one song for 2017. Ed Sheeran and Zoey Deutch make a really good pair. *Just Saying*
Thinking Out Loud
This romantic slow-dance number by Ed Sheeran is a soothing track. The track video featured Ed as a groom in his first dance with his bride. This song was the first ever single to spend an entire year within the Top 40.
This track had a flashback of Ed Sheeran’s life and it is the second most streamed song racking up 73.5M listens. This track never fails to make you smile.
The shape of You:
This dance-hall infused pop song peaked at number one on the singles chart in 34 countries. This song won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.
Ed Sheeran heads up for the tour in 2011-2013 for his first album + and for x album he started to tour in 2014-2015 and his ongoing tour for his latest album will complete in 2019.
Ed Sheeran also opened up for Taylor Swift’s Red Tour. Ed Sheeran and James Blunt were on a tour together. Yes. James Blunt opened for Ed Sheeran on his US tour. Asking about Ed, James said Ed is not only a great musician but a great businessman.
He performed “All of our stars” from “The Fault In Our Stars” soundtrack and director Peter Jackson commissioned music from Ed Sheeran for the soundtrack of “The Hobbit”.
Ed Sheeran Charity
Ed Sheeran has been awarded an MBE for his services to music and charity. He has been the most streamed artist of 2017 worldwide and has supported several causes which include the Elton John AIDS Foundation and East Anglia’s Children Hospices. In 2014, Ed Sheeran gave his clothes to charity shops around Suffolk.
On 15 November 2014, Ed joined a charity supergroup named Band Aid 30 along with some British and Irish pop artist to raise money for the West African Ebola virus epidemic. Ed Sheeran raised $52,000 for One25, a charity that reaches out to sex workers.
Ed Sheeran Social Media
He finally ended his year-long break from social media in 2016 with a blue image which was his way of promoting his latest album “Divide”. Ed Sheeran announced his pause from social media in 2015 with a promise of a new album and being true to his words he came back with an album.
Ed Sheeran spent that entire year traveling, making music without posting things online. Ed has about 25.7M followers on Instagram (@teddysphotos) and19.5M followers on twitter which he says he doesn’t use anymore.