Ed Sheeran is an English songwriter, guitarist, singer, record producer, as well as an occasional rapper and actor who has been very successful in his career ever since he started doing music professionally. His voice is best described as being melodic with every lyric he uses in his songs being apt where it finds its spot to either entertain or convey a message.
Ed’s musical career has grown tremendously fast such that a lot of people are hurrying up to catch up with the latest information on him. All that will be made known here as we have researched exhaustively, his biography, parents, girlfriend, net worth as well as some quick facts about Ed Sheeran.
Full Biography of Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran whose full name is Edward Christopher Sheeran was born on 17 February 1991 in Hebden Bridge, a town in Calderdale near Halifax, West Yorkshire to London-born parents who would later raise him in Framlingham, Suffolk.
As a kid, Ed listened to songs made by the likes of Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan. He was also a member of his local church choir from a tender age of 4, he learned to play the guitar when he was at Rishworth School and by his high school years at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, he had started writing songs. His interest in music didn’t stop here as it wasn’t just a joke but rather something he was very passionate about and knew just how to go about pursuing it. Ed subscribed membership to the National Youth Theatre in London as a teenager and also a patron of the Youth Music Theatre UK and of Access to Music where he studied Artist Development as a course.
Ed Sheeran Career Beginning and Success
For his music career, Sheeran began recording songs in 2004 and released his first collection titled Spinning Man. This gave him little publicity which was just what he probably needed to get started. He relocated to London by 2008 to audition for the ITV series, Britannia High, he also began playing in small venues which saw his fan base go very high. By 2009, Ed released another EP titled You Need Me. This same year, we saw him collaborate with the likes of Leddra Chapman and CeeLo Green.
His fan base now started to grow in what can be termed significant proportions as he began to reach out with his music to more people through the internet, particularly, YouTube. Different celebrities in other walks of life did give him recognition and in fact, The Independent Newspaper gave him credit for his well-thought songs and perfectly chosen lyrics.
Sheeran’s big moment, however, came on the memorable 8th day of January 2011 when he released another independent Ep of his which featured industry respected artists like Wiley, Sway and Ghetts, Devlin and Jme. This was his last as an independent artist and it was well worth it. Without an iota of promotion, the record topped as number 2 on the iTunes chart and sold over 7,000 copies in its first week. He later signed to Asylum Records that same year.
From 2011 to date, Ed has been making and releasing several albums as well as collaborating with the best in the music industry in some of his songs. With every new song or album that comes from him, it seems as if it surpasses the previous one.
He made his acting debut in 2014 on a New Zealand soap opera titled Shortland Street which was filmed while he was in the country for a short performance. He was also a part of some scenes in an Australian soap opera titled Home and Away. Many people know him more in acting for appearing in a scene in Game of Thrones together with Maisie Williams which came as a surprise to Maisie. His appearance in the movie didn’t pass without some controversies as it received both positive and negative reviews.
Family: Parents, Girlfriend
He has a known elder brother known as Mathew Sheeran who was born 2 years before him on March 17, 1989. Their parents were John (father) and Imogen (mother) Sheeran. John worked as an art curator and lecturer while his wife, Ed’s mother was a culture publicist and later a jewellery designer. In addition to this, they had a family business named Sheeran Lock, which was an independent art consultancy firm they ran from 1990, 1 year before Ed was born to 2010, another 1 year before he gained global fame.
In relationships with the opposite sex, Ed has been moderate a lot. He has been associated with ladies just a few times which is a rarity in celebrity relationships. In 2012, he was in a relationship with Nina Nesbitt, a Scottish singer and songwriter who was in his music video titled Drunk. When they were together, the love or attraction that brought them together was so strong that they wrote and made songs about each other. Most of Nina’s albums talked about Sheeran while she was the reason Ed made the song Nina and Photograph. Nevertheless, they broke up with time.
Ed began a relationship with Athina Andrelos in January of 2014, and again, made a song about- Thinking Out Loud. And yes it did sound loud when fans learnt that he had broken up with her after just a year and one month (February 2015). This was Ed’s second break up in relationships and it seemed he was going the path of what is typical of most celebrities.
However, Ed did something people thought was quite lovely. He went back to date his former high school classmate Cherry Seaborn, this started in July 2015 and by January 2018 they announced their engagement.
Cherry is British and was born on May 16, 1992, as the daughter of Mathew Seaborn and Ann Lancaster. She has a sibling named Charlie Seaborn and both grew up in Suffolk, UK. Ed’s girlfriend attended Durham University and is currently a professional hockey player. She started playing Hockey in her late teens and played for England’s Under-18 hockey team in 2007 and 2008.
Ed Sheeran Net Worth
Sheeran has a net worth of $65 million which comes mostly from his album sales and live performances. He owns a farmhouse near Framlingham, Suffolk which he bought and hopes to raise his family there and he also owns another house in south London.
- His birth sign is Aquarius
- His paternal grandparents were Irish
- Ed disclosed that his father came from a very large Catholic family
- On his body, you will find over 60 tattoos symbolizing various milestones in his music career as well as some in appreciation of his fans
- In 2011, he was certified seven-times platinum in the UK while he got the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically with his single The A-Team.