Ed Sheeran

Acoustic guitar firmly in hand and fiery red hair mussed to the max, Ed Sheeran has taken the pop world by storm. Born in England in 1991, the sensitive singer-songwriter earned his way to the top one independent release and one open mic night at a time. It was at one such event in L.A. that he was noticed by actor-singer Jamie Foxx, who offered both his studio and home to the struggling singer. Sheeran's first major-label release, '+,' was a sensation in his home country and garnered him serious notice stateside, with the album peaking at No. 5 on the Billboard 200. A high-profile slot opening for BFF and collaborator Taylor Swift on her Red tour followed, as did a sold-out three-night stand at NYC's iconic Madison Square Garden. His impressive writing credits include tracks for pals One Direction, including the U.K. No. 1 'Little Things.'

Selected discography: ‘No. 5 Collaborations Project’ (2011), ‘+’ (2011), ‘I See Fire’ (2013)

Related artists: Taylor Swift, One Direction, Ellie Goulding

Further reading: Top 10 Ed Sheeran Lyrics, See Ed Sheeran’s Best GIFs, Ed Sheeran’s Celebrity Look-Alike

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