How much is Ed Sheeran worth? $160 million
How did Ed Sheeran earn his money and wealth?
Ed Sheeran, real name Edward Christopher Sheeran, was born on February 17, 1991, in West Yorkshire, England to John and Imogen. Since an early age, Ed started playing guitar and also sang in the local church. He further got inspired towards music due to the numerous musical concerts he attended with his father. He attended Thomas Mills High School and later studied music with ‘Access to Music,’ an independent training provider in the UK. In his teens, Ed joined the National Youth Theatre and later, at the age of 14 released the ‘The Orange Room’ along with ‘Spinning Man.’
Ed Sheeran is not only an English singer but is also a songwriter, record producer, guitarist, rapper as well as an actor. He released two music albums: one in 2006 titled ‘Ed Sheeran’ and another in 2007 titled “Want Some?’ In the year 2008, Ed shifted to London. He generally played music at small venues and sometime later, he collaborated with Leddra Chapman, an English musician and songwriter. Ed has also spent his time at the reputed Academy of Contemporary Music in England.
He later went to Los Angeles in the year 2010 for a poetry night. Impressed with his performance, the famous American comedian, and actor, Jamie Foxx allowed Ed to use his recording studio. With time, Ed’s fanbase started growing online as well as offline. Later, he released two Extended Plays: one being Ed Sheeran: Live at the Bedford’ and the other ‘Songs I wrote with Amy.’
Ed released another Extended Play called ‘No. 5 Collaborations Project’ in the year 2011. The play received mixed reviews from the audience and the critics but was popular amongst the listeners. The same year, Ed debuted in TV music show called ‘Later… with Jools Holland’ and performed single ‘The A-Team’ that was released later. The single became a huge hit and ranked among top 10 songs in numerous countries like Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Norway.
His second single ‘You need me, I Don’t Need You’ was released in the year 2011 which also went on an achieve fame and also ranked in the top 5 among several countries. Ed released his first album titled ‘+’ in September 2011 which also reached top 5 position in several countries. His performance impressed singer Taylor Swift who later worked with him on a single titled ‘Everything Has Changed.’ Ed released his second album called ‘x’ in June 2014 which has received a Grammy nomination at the 57th Grammy Awards. He released his third album ‘÷’ in March 2017 which debuted at number 1 position in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Germany and some other markets.
What are the highest grossing songs of Ed Sheeran?
- Shape Of You (2017): Peaked at #1
- Perfect (2017): Peaked at #1
- Thinking Out Loud (2015): Peaked at #2
- Castle On The Hill (2017): Peaked at #6
- Don’t (2014): Peaked at #9
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