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ED SHEERAN Information:
Members: Edward Christopher Sheeran
Genre: Pop, Folk, Acoustic
Formed: Framlinghan, Suffolk, England, UK
Albums: “+” (2011), “x” (2014)
Awards: BRIT Awards: Won British Solo Male Artist and British Breakthrough Act. BT Digital Music Awards: Won Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Ivor Novello Awards: Won Best Song Musically and Lyrically. Q Awards: Won Breakthrough Artist. Radio Disney Music Awards: Won Best Musical Collaboration.
Hits: “The A Team”, “Lego House Plus”, “Give Me Love”, “Drunk”, “Kiss Me”.
Other: Appeared on Taylor Swift’s album Red and wrote songs for One Direction.
Ed Sheeran began recording music in 2005, and released his first independent EP, The Orange Room EP. He moved to London in 2008, and began playing in very small venues. In 2008, he auditioned for the ITV series Britannia High. He also opened for Nizlopi in Norwich in April 2008 after being one of their guitar technicians. In 2009, Sheeran played 312 gigs. He released another EP in 2009, You Need Me, just before going on tour with Just Jack. In February 2010, he also released his critically acclaimed Loose Change EP, which featured his later debut single "The A Team".
In April 2010, Sheeran bought a ticket to Los Angeles, with no contacts other than one poetry night. He played open mic nights all over the city, before he was spotted at The Foxxhole by Jamie Foxx, who was so impressed that he offered Sheeran the use of his recording studio and the run of his Hollywood home for the rest of his stay. Sheeran also self-released two other EPs in 2010; Ed Sheeran: Live at the Bedford and Songs I Wrote With Amy, which is a collection of love songs he wrote in Wales with fellow singer songwriter Amy Wadge.
On 8 January 2011, Sheeran released his independent EP, No. 5 Collaborations Project featuring appearances by grime artists including Wiley, JME, Devlin, Sway and Ghetts. With this EP, Sheeran gained mainstream attention for reaching number 2 in the iTunes chart without any promotion or label, selling over 7,000 copies in its first week. Three months later, Sheeran signed to Asylum/Atlantic Records.
In 2011, Sheeran performed his debut single “The A Team” on a TV music show. Six weeks later, "The A Team" was released as a digital download in the UK. The release served as the lead single from Sheeran's debut studio album, entitled +. "The A Team" entered the UK Singles Chart at number three, selling over 58,000 copies in the first week. Sheeran's debut album + was released on 12 September 2011. + received generally mixed reviews from music critics. + debuted number one on the UK Albums Chart, selling 102,000 copies in its first week. It became the second best selling debut album and the ninth biggest-selling album of 2011 in the UK, shifting 791,000 copies.
Taylor Swift contacted Sheeran after hearing his music while touring Australia in March 2012. He later co-wrote and provided vocals for "Everything Has Changed", a single featured on Swift's fourth album Red.
Sheeran's second studio album is titled x (read as "multiply"), and is scheduled for a worldwide release on 23 June 2014. He recorded the album in Los Angeles with legendary producer Rick Rubin, who advised Sheeran to record the album acoustically with a good mood; extra instrumentation was added later. Foy Vance has co-written a number of the songs. He debuted an album track, "Tenerife Sea", at Madison Square Garden in October 2013. "Sing", the lead single, was released on 7 April 2014.