|With a sound that blends elements of classic rock, indie music, folk and more, Ed Sheeran has quickly become one of the most well-known musical artists in the UK. Throughout his brief career, Sheeran has gained an international presence by generating chart-topping hits that have spread from the U.K. to the U.S. to other parts of the world. His work has been featured in movies, on television and on the albums of other extremely noteworthy artists, helping to elevate his career to the heights it enjoys today. If you’re looking to take in one of the biggest artists in pop music, then purchase your Ed Sheeran tickets today for an unforgettable night!
Though he was born in West Yorkshire, Sheeran spent most of his early years growing up in Framlingham, Suffolk. As a child, Sheeran held an unquenchable thirst for music, striving to be involved in it through every avenue he could find. Before he was even five years old, Sheeran was singing in his local church choir every Sunday. Shortly thereafter, he received his first guitar and began learning some basic chords. Guitar and songwriting quickly became extreme passions for Sheeran, who began to hone his talents while he was attending high school in Framlingham. Before long, he was beginning to collaborate with other young artists in the area and even play local shows, developing a bit of regional acclaim as a songwriter.
Rise to fame
Between 2005 and 2010, Sheeran released a handful of independently recorded EPs, which helped him gain some amount of footing in the industry. Among them are The Orange Room, You Need Me, The Loose Change EP and Songs I Wrote With Amy. While very few of these records sold well commercially, if at all, they allowed Sheeran to begin building a repertoire and to gain the attention of several producers. His first big break when come while in Los Angeles. He was playing at a nightclub when Jamie Foxx took note of his talents and began to aid him in his recording. Foxx gave Sheeran both hospitality and the use of his recording studio for several weeks, during which time Sheeran began to grow a strong Internet fan base by posting videos of himself playing. Shortly after returning to the U.K. in 2011, Sheeran began to gain traction by generating sales on iTunes as an independent artist, and people took note. He was signed to Atlantic Records that year.
To say the least, Sheeran hasn’t looked back since earning his record deal. He has released two full length albums, + and X, both of which have been vast commercial successes. The former album has been certified platinum six times over. Shortly after the release of X, Sheeran was named as the most streamed artist of 2014 on the popular music platform Spotify. He has gone on to do collaborations with artists like Taylor Swift and CeeLo Green, solidifying his spot among the musical elite.