Born Edward Christopher Sheeran on 17 February 1991 in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, England. Raised as a Roman Catholic, Sheeran attended Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham. He professional music career start in 2005; releasing his first independent EP, The Orange Room EP. His debut studio album, entitled + (plus) was released in 2011. Its two singles “The A Team” and “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You” peaked at #3 and #4 on the UK Singles Chart respectively.
Sheeran gained international fame in 2012. His second album, X, topped the charts in the UK and US in 2014, selling 1.7 million copies in the UK alone. The Suffolk singer has sold over 10 albums. Sheeran played a UK arena tour in 2014, with 21 shows in October 2014. Pollstar reported his gross box-office receipts in 2014 at $33.4 million. He has won several awards including two BRIT Awards.
He owns a farm near Framlingham, Suffolk which he purchased in 2012.