About Ed Sheeran
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Ed Sheeran is one of the biggest names in acoustic pop music today, and there’s almost no one with whom he hasn’t made music. From Taylor Swift to EDM master Skrillex, it’s fair to say Ed likes to collaborate. The British redhead started out his music career on his own, though, releasing two EP’s before he was signed. The second EP hit number 2 on the iTunes chart, without any sort of professional marketing campaign. After he pulled that off, Atlantic Records Signed him within the month.
Ed’s Math Albums
If you’re an Ed Sheeran Fan, then the symbols +, x, and ÷ mean something to you. Those are the names of his first three albums, in that order. We don’t know why he chose the math (or maths, since he’s British) symbols for his albums, but the choice didn’t hurt his career’s success.
His first album + sold a million copies in the U.K. in less than a year. That’s quite impressive since the population of the UK is just over 50 million. Imagine selling records to 1/50 of the population!
Next came x or multiply, which did equally well – especially in the United States. It was during this time that Ed was invited to have his song “I See Fire” in the remake of The Hobbit in 2014. Both the radio and the silver screen couldn’t get enough of him.
Sticking with his theme, he put out divide in 2017, which got over 50 million streams the first day it came out. But perhaps his greatest accomplishment came in 2017 when he and Beyonce dropped a surprise single “Perfect.”
Ed’s done a lot so far in his career, including starring as an extra in the phenomenon show Game of Thrones. Who will he collaborate with next, and what will he name his next album? We’ll have to wait and see!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Ed Sheeran’s music style?
Ed Sheeran is a pop singer and songwriter. He blends hip hop, folk, and other elements into his music, but that doesn’t alter his overall pop music style.
What are Ed Sheeran’s greatest hits?
With such an incredible career it's not easy to pick Ed Sheeran’s greatest hits. We've listed just 10 of his absolute greatest hits – is your favorite here?
- Thinking Out Loud (2014)
- The A Team (2011)
- Shape Of You (2017)
- Sing (2014)
- Photograph (2015)
- Lego House (2011)
- Don’t (2014)
- Castle on the Hill (2017)
- Bloodstream (2015)
- I See Fire (2013)
Has Ed Sheeran won any music awards?
Sheeran broke through in June 2011, with his debut single "The A Team." Since his debut album, he's won 113 music awards with 319 nominations. Ed Sheeran has been certified sextuple platinum in the United Kingdom and has won two BRIT Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist, and British Breakthrough of the Year.
What has influenced Ed Sheeran’s music?
Sheeran's earliest influences include Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and Elton John. According to Sheeran, the album that introduced him to music was Van Morrison's Irish Heartbeat. When he was young, his father took him to live concerts of artists such as Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, and Bob Dylan. Ed has also cited The Beatles, Nizlopi and Eminem as some of his biggest musical influences.
Does Ed Sheeran write his own songs?
He does! A better question might be, which songs did Ed Sheeran not write? In fact, as well as writing his own songs, Sheeran has also written songs for other artists including Hilary Duff, The Weeknd, Taylor Swift and One Direction.