Ed Sheeran: biography and latest news!

    Ed Sheeran attending the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Londo © © ACE Pictures / KCS
    Ed Sheeran attending the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Londo © © ACE Pictures / KCS

  • Occupation: singer
  • Real name: Edward Christopher Sheeran
  • Sign: Aquarius
  • Date of birth: Sunday 17 February 1991 (age: 29)
  • Country: England

Ed Sheeran is a young British singer born on February 17, 1991 in Halifax, England. A talented artist, he is the new darling of English pop music.

Passionate about music, he has been playing the guitar with talent since his childhood. At the age of 11, he met musician Damien Rice, who advised him to write his own songs. He then recorded his first songs on CDs that he sold himself, then recorded his first demo. At the age of 14, he left to pursue his dream in London with his guitar and a bag of clothes for unique luggage. From 2005, he self-produced no less than five demos and multiplied small amateur concerts.

Taking advantage of the Internet boom, he puts several of his songs and concerts online. Thanks to his videos, he was spotted by the rapper Example, whose tour in the USA he opened for. In 2011, he records an independent album which is released on iTunes. Without any promotion or label, he finished n°2 in sales.

Shortly after, he joined the famous record company Atlantic Records and released his debut album in September 2011, which sold almost two million copies in the UK. He has collaborated with several English and American artists, such as One Direction and Taylor Swift. On the strength of his success, he was chosen by Peter Jackson to write and sing I See Fire, the final song of the film The Hobbit: Smaug’s Desolation. On 23 June 2014, he released his second album, entitled X, which went straight to No. 1 in sales in the USA and England with hits such as Thinking out Loud.

On the heart side, in March 2015, he confirmed his separation from Athina Andrelos after a year’s relationship. In 2017, the singer finds love again on the arm of Cherry Seaborn, a hockey player. In January 2018, the singer reveals on social networks that he became engaged to Cherry Seaborn at the end of December 2017. In December 2018, the couple got married in an intimate ceremony before the holiday season. On September 1, 2020, Ed Sheeran announces on Instagram the birth of his daughter Lyra Antarctica, who was born a few days earlier.