1. From small town Suffolk to global superstar
Ed Sheeran was born and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk, a small town in the East of England. After graduating from school, he decided to take a leap of faith and move to London in 2008 to pursue his dream of becoming a successful musician. Despite the daunting prospect of leaving his hometown and starting a new life in the big city, Sheeran was determined to make it work and has since gone on to become one of the most successful and acclaimed artists of his generation.
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2. From a young age, he was passionate about music
From a young age, Ed Sheeran was passionate about music. At the tender age of four, he was already singing in the local church choir. He then went on to learn how to play the guitar, and by the time he was attending Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, he had already started writing his own songs. His early dedication to music has certainly paid off, as he is now one of the most successful and acclaimed musicians in the world.
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3. Ed Sheeran's Early Music Experiences Inspire Success
As a child, Ed Sheeran had the opportunity to experience some of the best music of the time. He fondly remembers taking trips to London with his parents, listening to Van Morrison's classic hits on the way. At the age of eleven, he was lucky enough to attend a Damien Rice gig in Ireland, an experience that he still cherishes to this day. These early musical experiences have no doubt had a lasting impact on Sheeran's career, inspiring him to become one of the most successful singer-songwriters of the 21st century.
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4. Ed Sheeran's debut album + released on September 12, 2011
Ed Sheeran's debut album + was released on September 12, 2011 to generally favorable reviews from music critics. It was an instant success, debuting at number one on the UK Albums Chart and selling 102,000 copies in its first week. + became the second bestselling debut album and the ninth biggest-selling album of 2011 in the UK. It also reached the top ten in Australia, Belgium, Netherlands, New Zealand, and Switzerland music charts, cementing Sheeran's place as one of the most successful artists of the year.
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5. Ed Sheeran's Career Soars with BRIT Awards and Grammy Nominations
In 2012, Ed Sheeran's career skyrocketed when he won two BRIT awards: Best Breakthrough Act and Best Solo Male Artist. This was a huge milestone for the singer-songwriter, as it marked the first time he had been recognized by the British music industry. His success was further cemented when he was nominated for four Grammy Awards in 2014, and went on to win Best Pop Solo Performance for his hit single 'Thinking Out Loud'.
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6. Ed Sheeran's Bro: Classical Music Composer
Ed Sheeran's older brother, Matthew, is a highly accomplished classical music composer. He has composed music for a variety of different mediums, including film, television, and theatre. His works have been performed by some of the world's leading orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also been commissioned to write music for the Royal Ballet and the English National Ballet. His music has been featured in a number of award-winning films, including The King's Speech and The Theory of Everything.
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7. Ed Sheeran Buys Farm to Raise Family
Ed Sheeran has always had a dream of settling down and starting a family, and in 2012 he took a big step towards making that dream a reality. He purchased a farm near Framlingham, Suffolk, with the intention of raising a family there. The farm is located in a picturesque area of the English countryside, and Sheeran has said that he hopes to one day be able to share the beauty of the area with his own children.
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8. The British singer-songwriter with a love for Eminem
Ed Sheeran is a British singer-songwriter who has achieved worldwide success with his chart-topping hits. His musical influences range from classic rock to hip-hop, and his favourite rapper is none other than the legendary Eminem. Sheeran has cited Eminem as a major influence on his own music, and has even collaborated with him on the track "River" from Eminem's 2017 album Revival.
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9. Ed Sheeran and Elton John Share a Special Bond at the Grammy Awards
Ed Sheeran and Elton John have a special bond - the two have performed together at the Grammy Awards, showcasing their undeniable chemistry. Elton John is a huge fan of Sheeran's music, and the two have been known to collaborate on various projects. Their duet at the Grammy Awards was a memorable moment for both artists, and a testament to the admiration they have for each other.
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10. Rupert Grint stars in Ed Sheeran's Lego House music video
Ed Sheeran's music video for his hit single "Lego House" features none other than Rupert Grint, the beloved actor best known for his portrayal of Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film series. The video, which was released in 2011, follows Sheeran as he navigates a world made of Lego bricks and is joined by Grint, who plays a Lego version of himself. The video has since become a fan favorite, with over 500 million views on YouTube.
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