Ed Sheeran Biography: All about the British award-winning singer, songwriter, and record producer that every fan should know.
Ed Sheeran (real name Edward Christopher Sheeran MBE) is a 30-year-old English singer-songwriter. Ed Sheeran has a net worth of $200 million in 2021. He is one of the wealthiest and most successful singers in the world today.
He was born on 17 February 1991 in Halifax, West Yorkshire, he was brought up in Framlingham, Suffolk, and began writing songs around the age of eleven.
In early 2011, Sheeran released an independent extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project, which caught the attention of both Elton John and Jamie Foxx. He then signed to Asylum Records.
He first gained attention for his hit 2011 song “The A Team,” which went 4x platinum. His 2014 single “Thinking Out Loud” earned him two Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.
He moved to London when he was 16 to pursue a career in music and would play small gigs. He released his own EPs to gain exposure in the music industry.
His brother Matthew is also a singer. He is the cousin of TV presenter Gordon Burns and fellow musician Jethro Sheeran. He married Cherry Seaborn in 2018. The two welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Lyra, in August 2020. He previously dated fellow singer Ellie Goulding.
He collaborated with Taylor Swift on her album Red.
His sources of income are from YouTube ads, touring, music career, brand deals, and many other endeavors. In a given year when he is touring, Ed can easily earn $70 – $100 million. Between June 2014 and June 2015, Ed Sheeran earned just under $60 million. Between June 2016 and June 2017 he earned $70 million. Between June 2017 and June 2018 he earned a mind-blowing $110 million. Between June 2018 and June 2019, he earned another $110 million.
Ed Sheeran makes an estimated revenue of $2.8K – $44.5K in a day on YouTube according to Social Blade. He earns an estimated income of $19.5K – $311.4K in a week, $83.4K – $1.3M in a month, a salary of $1M – $16M in a year from YouTube ads.
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Ed Sheeran’s Profile Summary
|Celebrated Name:||Ed Sheeran|
|Net Worth:||$200 Million|
|Full Real Name:||Edward Christopher Sheeran MBE|
|Date of Birth:||February 17, 1991|
|Age:||30 years old|
|Height:||5 ft 7 in (1.71 m) tall|
|Profession:||Songwriter, Singer, Record producer, Musician, Rapper|
|Birthplace:||Hebden Bridge, England|
|Parents:||Imogen Sheeran, John Sheeran.|
|Wife:||Cherry Seaborn (m. 2018)|
|Children:||Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran|
|Relatives:||Matthew (brother); Gordon Burns (cousin); Jethro Sheeran (cousin).|
|Ex-Girlfriend:||Ellie Goulding; Nina Nesbitt; Athina Andrelos|
|High School/College:||Thomas Mills High School|
|Political Party:||Labour Party|
|Instagram:||@teddysphotos with 36.5 million followers|
|YouTube Channel:||Ed Sheeran with 50.7 million subscribers|
|Annual Income:||$1M – $16M from YouTube ads|
Who is Ed Sheeran and why is he famous? (Biography, Age, Height, Trivia, Educational Background, etc)
#1. Ed Sheeran’s real name is Edward Christopher Sheeran.
#2. He was born on 17 February 1991 in Halifax, England, and grew up in Framlingham, England.
#3. He is 30 years old as of December 2021.
#4. He is 5 ft 7 in (1.71 m) tall and has Aquarius as his birth sign.
#5. Ed Sheeran is famous for being an English Songwriter, Singer, Record producer, Musician, and Rapper.
#6. He began singing in a local choir before he started kindergarten and then moved on to playing guitar.
#7. He began writing his own songs while attending Thomas Mills High School and was subsequently accepted to the National Youth Theatre.
#8. Raised in Framlingham, Suffolk, he moved to London in 2008 to pursue a musical career.
#9. In early 2011, Sheeran released an independent extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project, which caught the attention of both Elton John and Jamie Foxx.
#10. He then signed to Asylum Records. His 2011 debut album, +, containing the singles “The A-Team” and “Lego House”, was certified quintuple platinum in the United Kingdom.
#11. In 2012, he won two BRIT Awards for Best British Male and British Breakthrough.
#12. Sheeran began to be known in the United States in 2012.
#13. He made a guest appearance on Taylor Swift’s fourth studio album, Red, and wrote songs for One Direction.
#14. “The A-Team” was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards and he performed the song in duet with Elton John during the ceremony. “The A-Team” won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically.
#15. He spent much of 2013 touring North America as the opening act for Taylor Swift’s Red Tour.
#16. His second album is titled X, read as “multiply”, and was released on 23 June 2014.
#17. He was nominated for Best New Artist at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.
#18. Sheeran was nominated for the BRIT Awards 2015 for MasterCard British Album (‘X’), British Male Solo Artist, British Video, British Single. Of these, he won the MasterCard British Album award for ‘X’ and the British Male Solo Artist with ‘Thinking Out Loud‘. In total Sheeran has won four BRIT Awards.
#19. In 2016, Ed Sheeran won the Grammy Award for Song Of The Year for his song, Thinking Out Loud.
#20. In 2017 Sheeran released his most recent album ÷ (divide) with several hit singles including Perfect, and Happier.
#21. He began his North American Tour in 2018.
Who are Ed Sheeran’s parents? Are Ed Sheeran’s parents rich? (Early Life, Family Life)
#22. Sheeran was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire but moved to Framlingham, Suffolk as a child.
#23. His father, John Sheeran, is an art curator and lecturer.
#24. His mother, Imogen Lock, is a culture publicist-turned-jewelry designer.
#25. His parents ran the independent art consultancy, Sheeran Lock, from 1990 to 2010.
#26. Sheeran has an older brother, Matthew, who is a classical composer and postgraduate music student.
#27. His paternal grandparents were Irish and he was raised as a Roman Catholic.
#28. He sang in a local church choir from the age of four, learned guitar at a very young age, and began writing songs during his time at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham.
#29. His early childhood memories include listening to Van Morrison on his trips to London with his parents and going to an intimate Damien Rice gig in Ireland when he was eleven.
#30. He is a patron of the Youth Music Theatre UK.
#31. He was accepted at the National Youth Theatre as a teenager.
Is Ed Sheeran married or engaged? Does Ed Sheeran has a child? (Personal Life)
#32. In 2012, Sheeran bought and renovated a house in Framlingham, Suffolk. He has stated that he hopes to raise a family there.
#33. Sheeran lived between Hendersonville, Tennessee, and Los Angeles for the duration of 2013.
#34. In 2014, he bought a home in Notting Hill in London.
#35. Sheeran was in a relationship with Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt (who was in his music video for “Drunk”) in 2012, before breaking up.
#36. Nesbitt is the subject of Sheeran’s songs “Nina” and “Photograph”, while most of Nesbitt’s album, Peroxide, is about Sheeran.
#37. In January 2014, Sheeran was in a relationship with Athina Andrelos, who works for chef Jamie Oliver. She is the inspiration of Sheeran’s song “Thinking Out Loud”. They broke up in February 2015.
#38. Since July 2015, Sheeran has been in a relationship with a childhood friend and former high school classmate Cherry Seaborn.
#39. They announced their engagement in January 2018.
#40. In August 2018 he hinted that they married in a private ceremony.
#41. He is also close friends with singer-songwriter Taylor Swift and collaborated on her albums Red and Reputation.
#42. Politically, Sheeran is a vocal supporter of the Labour Party and publicly opposed Brexit.
#43. Sheeran started recording music in 2004 and released a collection of work, Spinning Man, independently.
#44. He released his first EP in 2005, and then went on to release two albums over the course of the next three years.
#45. He began to gain a small following while performing at smaller venues in and around London.
#46. Sheeran also collaborated with a number of artists and toured with Just Jack.
#47. In 2010, he visited Los Angeles, where he caught the attention of Jamie Foxx, who gave him free recording space and a place to stay while he was in the city.
#48. He went on to release two more EPs.
#49. Back in London, in April 2011, Sheeran played a free show at the Barfly in Camden Town where over 1,000 fans showed up.
#50. His EP, “No. 5 Collaborations Project” became an iTunes hit, and he was signed to Asylum/Atlantic Records.
#51. Sheeran released his debut studio album, +, in 2011 which reached #1 in four countries and #4 in the US.
#52. His single “Shape of You” reached #1 in 10 countries and he has also had massive hits with the songs “The A-Team”, “Lego House”, “I See Fire”, “Sing”, “Don’t”, “Thinking Out Loud”, “Photograph”, “Castle on the Hill”, “Galway Girl”, and “Perfect”.
#53. His second album, x, was released in 2014 in nine countries including the US and the UK.
#54. Sheeran took a year-long hiatus and social media break shortly after the success of x, and in March 2017 made a comeback with the release of the album Divide.
#55. It debuted at No. 1 in the UK, the US, and many other countries and became the fastest-selling album by a male solo artist in the UK.
#56. It was also the third fastest-selling in UK chart history, behind Adele and Oasis.
#57. Sheeran and Justin Bieber released a single, “I Don’t Care”, in May 2019 that debuted with 10.977 million daily global streams on Spotify, rendering it the platform’s single-day streaming record.
#58. Sheeran released that album, titled No. 6 Collaborations Project, on July 12, 2019. It debuted at No. 1 in the UK, the US, Australia, and other markets.
#59. His four albums spent a combined 41 weeks at No. 1 in the UK.
#60. In December 2019, he was named artist of the decade by the Official Charts Company.
#61. His song “Shape of You” was named the number one charting song of the decade and Spotify named him the second-most-streamed artist of the decade, behind Drake as number one.
#62. He also holds the record for the highest-grossing concert tour.
#63. Sheeran has sold over 150 million records.
Earnings and Touring
#64. The majority of Ed’s income is derived through touring. His “Divide” tour grossed $780 million between March 2017 and August 2019. That was enough to become the highest-grossing concert tour of all time, topping U2’s “360 Degrees” tour that took place between 2009 and 2011.
#65. In 2014, Sheeran made his acting debut with a cameo role on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street.
#66. In 2015, he acted in the Australian soap Home and Away.
#67. Sheeran also appeared as himself in 2016’s Bridget Jones’s Baby.
#68. In July 2017, Sheeran appeared in a scene on Game of Thrones opposite Maisie Williams.
#69. Sheeran has worked on ads for Heinz Tomato Ketchup, for which he has a particular affection (he has claimed to put it on everything, carries a bottle with him on tour, and has a Heinz Ketchup tattoo on his arm).
#70. In June 2019, Sheeran appeared as himself in the Richard Curtis/Danny Boyle film Yesterday.
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#71. Sheeran raised $40,000 at a gig in Bristol for a charity that supports street sex workers.
#72. He can often be found donating bags of clothing to charity shops in Suffolk, his home county.
#73. Ed is an ambassador for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice.
#74. He joined the charity supergroup Band Aid 30 in November 2014, along with other British and Irish pop acts.
#75. He recorded a version of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” to raise money for the West African Ebola Virus epidemic.
#76. In 2015, Sheeran joined 30 other celebrities in support of the No Cold Homes campaign and donated winter clothing items to people in the UK struggling to keep their homes warm in the winter.
#77. Sheeran has participated in the BBC’s biennial telethon Comic Relief and appeared in 2017 on an episode of Gogglebox as part of the UK’s Stand Up to Cancer fundraising campaign.
#78. Sheeran received an honorary degree from the University of Suffolk in Ipswich in 2015 for his outstanding contribution to music.
#79. In 2017 Sheeran was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for “services to music and charity.”
#80. Sheeran has won four Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year, five Brit Awards, and six Billboard Music Awards.
#81. He received the Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year in both 2015 and 2018.
#82. To date, Sheeran has been nominated for over 300 awards and has won 115.
#83. Sheeran was also recognized by his birth country in a 2018 poll in which he has ranked the fourth-greatest Yorkshireman ever.
#84. Between June 2014 and June 2015, Ed Sheeran earned just under $60 million.
#85. Between June 2016 and June 2017 he earned $70 million.
#86. Between June 2017 and June 2018 he earned a mind-blowing $110 million.
#87. Between June 2018 and June 2019, he earned another $110 million.
Ed Sheeran’s YouTube channel and videos
#88. His YouTube channel was created on August 8, 2006.
#89. As of December 2021, he has 50.7 million subscribers.
#90. With just 233 uploaded videos, the channel has accumulated 25,980,520,688 views.
#91. His channel is the 30th most subscribed channel in the world and the 1st most subscribed channel in the UK.
#92. He is one of the few musicians with the most billion views.
How much money does Ed Sheeran make in a day, a week, a month and a year?
#94. Ed Sheeran makes an estimated daily revenue of $2.8K – $44.5K on YouTube according to Social Blade.
#95. He earns an estimated weekly income of $19.5K – $311.4K from YouTube.
#96. He earns an estimated monthly income of $83.4K – $1.3M from YouTube ads.
#97. In a year, Ed Sheeran makes a yearly income of $1M – $16M from displayed ads on his videos on YouTube.
What is Ed Sheeran’s net worth?
#98. Ed Sheeran has a net worth of $200 million in 2021, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
#99. He is one of the wealthiest and most successful singers in the world today.
#100. His sources of income are from YouTube ads, touring, music career, brand deals, and many other endeavors. In a given year when he is touring, Ed can easily earn $70 – $100 million. For example, he earned $65 million between June 2019 and June 2020 from his various endeavors.
What are Ed Sheeran’s social media accounts?
#101. Instagram: @teddysphotos
#102. Twitter: @edsheeran
#103. Facebook: Ed Sheeran Music
#104. YouTube: Ed Sheeran
#105. Soundcloud: @edsheeran