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Ed Sheeran

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Flame-haired singer/songwriter, beatboxer, and guitarist Ed Sheeran's eclectic blend of acoustic pop, folk, and hip-hop has been championed by everyone from the underground grime scene to American Oscar winners. Born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England in 1991, Sheeran released his first EP, The Orange Room, while still at school, and his first two albums -- his self-titled debut and Want Some -- by the age of 16. After moving to London to gain more live experience, his performance of the self-penned "You Need Me, I Don't Need You" on YouTube channel SB.tv gained half-a-million viewers and attracted the attention of actor/R&B star Jamie Foxx, who invited him to appear on his Los Angeles Sirius radio show. Securing a deal with Elton John's management company, he supported Example on his U.K. tour and, after signing with Atlantic Records, became just the third artist to score a Top 75 album purely on download sales, when his No. 5 Collaborations project, a star-studded seven-track EP featuring Wiley, JME, and Devlin, charted at number 47 in 2011. That same year he released the Loose Change EP (which featured the smash hit single "The A Team") and his major-label debut studio album +. + was a massive hit, selling over a million copies in the U.K. alone in just six months, and charting high in many other countries. Sheeran then went about boosting his profile, co-writing songs for One Direction and Taylor Swift. He toured the U.S. with Swift on her massive 2013 arena tour, and saw his song, "I See Fire," featured in the closing credits of the smash hit movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. By the end of 2013, Sheeran shifted his focus from performing to recording his sophomore album, with Rick Rubin and Pharrell producing. Keeping with the mathematical theme, the album was titled X ("Multiply"). Appearing in June 2014, X encompassed his acoustic/hip-hop hybrid sound, but also had an R&B feel in places, along with straight-ahead pop. The record debuted at number one on both the U.S. and U.K. charts, reached gold or platinum status in 15 countries, and the singles for "Sing" and "Thinking Out Loud" both topped the British charts. The following year, X won British Album of the Year at the 2015 Brit Awards, with Sheeran winning British Male Solo Artist. The year was a huge success for his live performances, too: he landed an opening slot for the Rolling Stones at one of their U.S. arena concerts, and went on to completely sell-out three dates at London's Wembley Stadium, which was documented for an exclusive NBC special. He continued to win awards while promoting X, most notably at the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards, where he was awarded Best Live Act, and the 2016 Grammy Awards Ceremony, where he won Song of the Year and Best Solo Pop Performance. Later that year, X was declared the second internationally best-selling album of 2015. After a year-long hiatus, Sheeran posted a cryptic tweet in December of 2016, hinting that new music was around the corner. Early in 2017, he released two singles, "Castle on the Hill" and "Shape of You," and their parent album ÷ appeared on March 3, 2017. ~ Jon O'Brien
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Stations Featuring
Ed Sheeran

    Top Pop

    Top Pop
    1 song

    Pop Mix

    Pop Mix
    1 song

    Teen Pop

    Teen Pop
    1 song

    Lite Hits

    Lite Hits
    7 songs

    Top 44 Love Songs

    1 song

    Love Songs

    6 songs

    Pop Remixes

    3 songs

    Dance Pop

    3 songs

    New Pop First

    1 song

    Top Dance

    1 song

    Top 50 Breakout Artists of 2013

    1 song

    Acoustic Rock

    3 songs

    Pop Latino

    1 song

    Grammy Awards 2014

    2 songs

    Coffeehouse Corner

    2 songs

    Hot Summer Hits

    1 song

    Gay Anthems

    1 song

    Movie Tracks

    1 song

Albums by
Ed Sheeran

Top Songs by
Ed Sheeran

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   The A Team
  3.   Thinking Out Loud
  4.   Sing
  5.   Don't
  6.   Shape of You
  7.   Photograph
  8.   Lego House
  9.   Castle on the Hill
  10.   You Need Me, I Don't Need You
  11.   How Would You Feel (Paean)
  12.   Bloodstream
  13.   Drunk
  14.   I See Fire
  15.   One
  16.   Everything You Are
  17.   Give Me Love
  18.   Wake Me Up
  19.   Small Bump
  20.   All of the Stars
  21.   The Man
  22.   Lay It All on Me
  23.   Dive
  24.   Galway Girl