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Ed Sheeran

‘Shape of You’ and ‘Perfect’ famed, Ed Sheeran is a Grammy-winning British singer, songwriter, actor, and performer. His full name is Edward Christopher Sheeran. He was born in a rural part of England. Later, his family shifted to Framlingham, Suffolk, England. He started singing choir in the church when he was 4 and learned to play guitar at 11. He was surrounded by music and art since childhood. Sheeran’s parents worked in the creative industry and his brother Mathew was a music composer. His genre involved the elements of folk, hip-hop, pop, R&B, and rock. In 2011, he independently released an extended play in the hope of working with record labels, and in the following year, he released his debut album + (Plus) and topped the album charts in the UK. 

Ed Sheeran Introduction


Edward was born on 17 February 1991, in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk. He had a passion for music and became a performer at a very young age after watching Irish musician Damien Rice’s live performance. He overcomes a stutter by rapping to Eminem album songs. Ed Sheeran says,

“ I learned every word of it, by the age of 10. Eminen raps very fast and melodically. And it helped me get rid of the stutter.” 

At the age of 14, he started composing his songs. As a result, he self-released the extended play The Orange Room (2005) and released a few albums before traveling to London. Edward dropped his studies to pursue a music career. 

“My relationship to music was just obsessive. The only thing I cared about was Music. Music is the only thing I listened to and the only thing I talked about. I didn’t care about school or grades”. Ed Sheeran

At the age of 17, Sheeran dropped out of school and afterwards, he moved to London. He performed in a variety of genres among local crowds in London and small clubs. When arrived in London, he realized that singing was part of making money for many people there. However, for the first 2 years, he couldn’t afford his rent, but often found a place to crash. 

Mostly, his fans offered him a place to live. In 2010, Ed Sheeran performed in Inglewood at the poetry night in Los Angeles. There he was noticed by Jamie Foxx. Eventually, he invited him to a popular radio program The Foxxhole. He also gained popularity through his live videos on YouTube. 

Ed Sheeran Biography


It is noticed that Sheeran is popular across social media platforms and has been one of the biggest internet sensations since 2010. His fanbase expanded with the help of YouTube just like Pamela Reif. Edward’s songs on YouTube gained huge popularity worldwide and his fandom grew daily. 

Instagram 47M Followers
Twitter 17M Followers
YouTube 54.1M Followers
TikTok14.8M Followers
Facebook 23M Followers
Ed Sheeran & Taylor Swift


Ed Sheeran is an Englishman with British-Irish roots. He has short ginger hair and fair skin with freckles. His eyes and nose are prominent features of his face. His height is 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm). Irish red hair and casual styles are his main characteristics. He often keeps his appearance down-to-earth on and off-stage by wearing jeans, T-shirts sneakers, and hoodies. 

Real NameEdward Christopher Sheeran
Stage NameEd Sheeran
Birthday February 17, 1991
Age 32 years old
Birthplace Halifax, West Yorkshire, England
Present ResidenceFramlingham, Suffolk
Gender Male 
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Nationality British
Mother TongueEnglish
EthnicityBritish, Irish
ReligionCatholic Christian
School Brandeston Hall Preparatory School
Thomas Mills High School
College/University National Youth Theatre 
Qualification Artist Development
Occupation Singer
Record producer
Net WorthUSD 200 million
Relationship Status Married
Children 2
Height 5′ 8”
Weight 76kg
Eye ColorIcy Blue
Hair ColorGinger
Dorito is named after a popular British Snack
Calippo is named after Ed’s favorite ice cream
HobbiesWriting Music
Playing Guitar
Building Legos
Ed Sheeran Wiki


His sun sign is Aquarius and the moon sign is Aries. Aquarius people are authentic and joyful. Creativity and idealism are distinct traits of Aquarians. Celebrities like Shakira, Rose Willians, Katie Goodland, Kim Soo-Hyun, and J-hope, have the same star sign as him. 

Ed Sheeran Zodiac sign


Teddy’s father John is Irish and had a larger Catholic family. John is an art lecturer and curator at Cartwright Hall. Sheeran’s mother Imogen, is a jewelry designer and both his parents run an independent art consultancy named Sheeran Lock. Formerly, her mother was a cultural publicist at Manchester City Art Gallery. He has an older brother Matthew, who works as a music composer. Gordon Burns, a Northern Irish broadcaster, who hosted the British game show The Krypton Factor is a second cousin of Ed Sheeran.

CousinGordan Burns
Ed Sheeran mother


He got his early education from Brandeston Hall Preparatory School. When he was in Rishworth school, he learned to play the guitar. Later, he shifted his focus to music and started writing songs during his school days at Thomas Mills High School. In 2007, Edward studied Artist Development at the National Youth Theatre in London. In 2009, Sheeran took up music as his subject at the Academy of Contemporary Music at Guildford. He joined the university as an undergraduate.

Ed Sheeran education


In 2015, Teddy started to date his childhood friend and former school classmate Cherry Seaborn. The engagement was announced by the couple in 2018 and secretly got married in 2019.  Cherry is the inspiration behind his famous song “Perfect”. In September 2020, the couple welcomed their first daughter, Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran and Edward announced this on his Instagram. On 19 May 2022, the couple announced their second child, Jupiter Seaborn Sheeran. According to resources on 1 March 2023, Ed revealed that during her second pregnancy, Cherry had developed a tumor and was diagnosed after birth.

Ed Sheeran with wife


Sheeran’s entire career until his marriage was full of dating rumors. Tabloids enjoyed spreading the news about his personal life. Previously, he was in a relationship with the Scottish songwriter and singer Nina Nesbitt. However, they ended relation in 2012. Taylor Swift was also associated with him. Edward has been linked with Athina Andrelos in 2014. It is said that she was an inspiration behind his “Thinking Out Loud”. ‘Love Me Like You Do’ singer Ellie Goulding was also rumored to cheat on Ed Sheeran. 

Ed Sheeran relationship and dating


His pre-debut online performances hit No. 1 on the iTunes chart before he signed with a record label. Sheeran won Grammys for major hits like “Shape of You” and won Best Solo Performance and this song stayed on Billboard for straight 12 weeks. “Thinking Out Loud”,  as well as his 2018 album, Divide ÷. has sold millions of records and won a Grammy for best pop vocal album after signing with Atlantic. 

The English singer-songwriter’s debut studio album ‘+’ (Plus) arrived in 2011 and peaked at the No. 5 position on Billboard. ‘X’ (Multiply) became his first No. 1 album in 2014. Sheeran also collaborates with Justin Bieber, Eminem, Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, Elton John, Travis Scott, The Weeknd, Luke Combs and many others. 

The English hitmaker released the track  “I Don’t Care,” in collaboration with Justin Bieber. It was the first song from his upcoming studio album, No.6 Collaborations Project. The album produces multiple hits including “Beautiful People,” featuring Khalid. The album also involves his collaborations with Cardi B, Bruno Mars, and many more. His next album, = (Equals), was released. The album stayed at number one on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart for its uninventive style. 

Ed Sheeran & Jamal Edward

In 2022, Cherry Seaborn was diagnosed with a tumor while Sheeran was recording his album, ‘−’ (Subtract). Sheeran’s close friend Jamal Edward also died of a heart attack during that period. These events caused him anxiety and depression and he entirely rewrote the songs on the album. The album stayed on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart in 2023 and became Sheeran’s fifth album to take that top spot.

Ed Sheeran Career

Films and TV Shows

Teddy also worked in films, including Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016) and Yesterday (2019). Moreover, he also plays a recurring role in the 2015 medieval drama ‘The Bastard Executioner’. In 2017, he made his appearance in 7th season of the popular American TV series, Game of Thrones opposite Maisie Williams. Apart from film and TV, Ed also worked in an advertisement for Heinz Tomato Ketchup. 


Studio Album

His internationally hit studio albums are as under:

‘+’ Plus2011
‘×’ Multiply2014
‘÷’ Divide2017
No. 6 Collaboration Project2019
‘=’ Equal2021
‘−’ Subtract 2023
Autumn Variations2023
Ed Sheeran Studio album


He also has worked in a variety of Films, TV shows, Web series, and Docuseries since 2014. Above is the list of all these:

Shortland Street2014
Home and Away
The Bastard Executioner
Jumpers for Goalposts: Live at Wembley Stadium
Bridget Jones’s Baby
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
Game of Thrones 2017
The Simpsons
Modern Love
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Red Notice2021
Sumotherhood 2023

Gingerbread Man Records

He founded a British record label Gingerbread Man Records in 2015. A deal was formed with Warner Music Group by Sheeran. The label is a devoted YouTube channel as well. The first signee of the label was Jamie Lawson. He also signed Foy Vance and Maisie Peters. Later in 2023, he signed to the record label and Autumn Varaitions will be his first studio album on the label.

Ed Sheeran Gingerbread man Record

Ed Sheeran has faced various allegations of breaking copyright laws and plagiarism regarding chord progressions in his music. He settled out of court in 2017 for his song “Photograph” and its similarity with the song “Amazing”. The song was sung by the X Factor UK winner. In 2018, “Thinking Out Loud” was subjected to copyright infringement by a lawsuit accusing him of copying “Let’s Get It On”. But during the trial, a jury found in his favor in April 2023. Similarly, the accusation was made over  “Shape of You” in 2022. Despite allegations, all juries declared he was not liable for copyright infringements. 


According to BBC, English singer-songwriter and Grammy Award winner Ed Sheeran has a net worth of  USD 200 million. Right now, he is one of the wealthiest and most successful singers with worldwide recognition and loyal fandom.


Sheeran’s stardom began with his debut album and ever since he has been breaking records in the music industry. His albums give a spike to his financial portfolio. Besides music, he also worked in numerous films and TV shows which helped Edward multiply his revenue greater than any other celebrity. The album sales hit records worldwide. The title of Sheeran’s albums gives a hint that he is pretty good with mathematics and so with multiplying his wealth. 

Ed Sheeran Source of income


Teddy is known for his volunteer work and extensive philanthropic activities, mainly in his hometown Framlingham, Suffolk. Ed has also made his charitable foundations, such as the Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation, which provides grants to young artists and donates to his former school, Thomas Mills High School, as well as to local charities in Suffolk during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He donates his accessories to charity shops raises funds for causes like the West African Ebola virus epidemic, and contributes to campaigns like the “No Cold Homes” campaign. Additionally, he has organized auctions for items like handwritten lyrics and paintings, to raise money for supporting children and young adults in Suffolk. Furthermore, Sheeran has shown support for social causes like the free school meals campaign and opening a breakfast club at his restaurant for those in need. Through his various charitable aspires, Sheeran illustrates a strong commitment to his community and supporting those in need.

Ed Sheeran doing charity


Teddy takes inspiration from multiple resources and people and it is reflected in his songs. Let’s see what are his favorite things:

Favorite ColorOrange and Blue
Favorite ActorMonopoly
Favorite RapperEminem
Favorite TV ShowGame of Thrones
Favorite MovieGoodfellas 
Favorite MusicianDamien Rice
Favorite Music BandBanger, Mash, and Chicken 
Favorite FoodMonopoly
Favorite SongExplosions by Ellie Goulding
Enchanted by Taylor Swift  
Favorite SportsSoccer
Favorite Hobby Beekeeping
Listening to Music
Building Legos
Favorite Instrument Guitar
Favorite GameMonoplay
Ed Sheeran favorites


The British hitmaker has won more than 146 awards and was nominated for over 467 awards. The popular award list that is won by him is as follows:

American Music Award for Favorite Pop Male Music Artist 2015
APRA Awards for Most Performed International Work of the Year “Shape of You”2018
BBC Music Awards for British Artist of the Year2014
BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards 2011
Billboard Music Awards 2018
BMI London Awards 2013
Brit Awards 2012
Grammy Awards2016
Ed Sheeran Awards


  • Sheeran was made a member of the British Empire for his contribution to music and charity.
  • Edward was diagnosed with COVID-19. 
  • He topped the UK music charts for straight 10 years.
  • He recently developed an interest in Beekeeping.
  • Ed Sheeran likes building Legos.
  • Teddy loves colored tattoos and has a lot of them on his body.
  • He named his guitars like his crew.
  • His fans are called Sheerios.
  • Sheeran once decided on the stage name Redward but soon dropped this idea.
Ed Sheeran with cat


“It’s very important for me to write my own songs. Because I think as an artist, music is obviously an expression of self. I write my songs because it makes me feel better”.

Why is Ed Sheeran so popular?

He is known for his top-rated and globally acknowledged songs. Such as "Perfect", "Photograph", "Shape of You" and "Bad Habits". He comes across as an authentic and genuine person. Also, his songs are close to the struggles of life. 

What happened to Ed Sheeran's wife?

Cherry developed a tumor during her second pregnancy and the doctor couldn't diagnose it until birth. It happened when he was recording his album (-) Sustract. He revealed in an interview "It was one of the hardest time of my life and I developed severe anxiety and depression that I almost rewrite my whole album". 

Is Ed Sheeran a billionaire?

No, he isn't a billionaire yet. But he is still among the wealthiest people in the world. According to Forbes, he was among the highest-paid celebrities in 2020. 

Did Ed Sheeran write perfect for his wife?

It is said that Seeran's wife Cherry is the inspiration behind his hit track 'Perfect'.

How many No 1 has Ed Sheeran had?

According to Forbes, he managed to produce 14 No.1 hits in less than a decade.

Did Ed Sheeran date Taylor Swift?

The rumors once were the Front page news of the well-known tabloids. Especially during their tour together in 2013. However, both singers deny such rumors. 

How many children Ed Sheeran have?

Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn together have two daughters. 

What is Ed Sheeran full name?

His full name is Edward Christopher Sheeran. 

As a voracious reader of celeb magazines and working experience in theatre, I developed a versatile writing approach about a glamour world which is sprinkled with red carpets and artificer coffee. I'm Samia, your gaze behind the curtain of superstars, where authenticity shines brighter than glitters.

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