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  • so far this ginger and his guitar has played to three sold-out crowds

  • at Madison Square Garden

  • dropped two albums, 14 ep's and 24 singles

  • what can we say we found love when we first heard the stunning voice and

  • beautiful lyrics of Ed Sheeran

  • but a lot happened before he took his guitar and lyrics international

  • it's time to take it back now because this is the

  • evolution of Ed Sheeran

  • Edward Christopher Sheeran was born in Hebden Bridge a market town in Calderdale

  • near halifax west yorkshire baby Ed moved with his older brother Matthew and

  • parents John and Imogen to Framlingham in Suffolk

  • art ran in Eds blood, his father a lecturer and art curator and Mom a jewelry designer

  • after working as a culture publicist

  • by 4 Ed was singing his heart out in a local church choir

  • and also learned how to play guitar at a young age

  • yeah he was an impressive kid but also pretty weird, that is according to him

  • I was a weird kid one of the things well now what if that works for you and I was

  • really strange i didn't have many friends from school

  • stop it but the popular kids in private school and now i'm not really doing that

  • well it's not funny how that turns out like that

  • yeah it's good it's good it's good I think if you're a weird kid you grow up

  • to be an interesting adult

  • by the time he was attending Thomas mills high school

  • Ed was writing songs, he released his first collection of tunes Spinning Man in 2004

  • it could have been the influence of friend michael david rosenberg

  • or as you may know him now, Passenger

  • who he's been buddies with since she was 15

  • to think what the friendship would one day amount to

  • I like the way you work it

  • no diggity

  • I've got bag it up - bag it up now

  • I like the way you work it

  • No Diggity, Ive got to bag it up

  • she's got class and style and balanced by the pound

  • shorty never act wild, very low key on the profile

  • catching feelings is a no let me tell you how it go

  • herb's the word, spin's the verb lovers in curves so freak what ya heard

  • at 16, Ed dropped out and moved to London

  • it was an interesting time for Ed

  • I moved out of home at 16 and I've been on the road

  • for almost 10 years now I've sampled everything you need to sample

  • like, I'm good

  • while in London, he played small venues in attempts to chase a music career

  • do you let me be

  • as if I wasn't there

  • perfect the concept from any regrets

  • not another couple based on teen sex I was just like you we couldn't be torn

  • apart you see we were just like glue

  • and its you

  • according to Ed it was this time in London that he want to turn back time to

  • the first year of living in London and doing a gig doing gigs there just

  • because I just got out of school and the girl that most the songs are about on the record

  • i was with her at the time and that was just like probably one of the best years

  • on his route to making it big in music he even tried his hand at acting

  • auditioning for ITV's Britannia High

  • 40 of you standing here

  • from all the best drama schools and stage school throughout the country

  • what we need the people that can be stars on the television stars in the pop

  • charts and stars in arenas

  • in 2010 Ed went on sbtv

  • down break it down thinking of making a new sound playing for sbtv for the new

  • crowd that's you know child seems the thumb is great now you see me do is

  • focus as I sing to you loud, no i cant

  • no I wont hush, I say the words and make you blush

  • which got him the attention of rapper example

  • you know its finger lickin and I'm gonna pass it over to example

  • he's gonna freestyle and he's gonna show you how he do

  • chicken wings they're my favorite things and I love to sing

  • I say chicken

  • chicken wing

  • if you give me them I will eat them tings, yo

  • he dropped his EP Loose Change in the same month

  • which ended up paying off in ways he couldn't have imagined

  • considering it was the EP that featured that little single we like to call the eighteen

  • cool girl, no phone

  • they say, she's in the class eighteen

  • stuck in her daydream

  • been this way since eighteen, but lately her

  • face seems slowly sinking, wasting

  • crumbling like pastries

  • they scream, the worst things in life come free to us

  • cause we're just, under the upper hand

  • I'll go mad for a couple grams

  • but she don't wanna go outside, tonight

  • by April that year Sheeran had bought a ticket to LA with zero contacts

  • and ended up staying on Jamie Foxx's couch

  • I didn't get off the plane and get a cab to his house though like it was, it

  • was a bit of a different situation I'd already lived on different people's couches

  • for about a month before that

  • and how did you guys cross paths?

  • through the sirius XM radio show i met his manager when i played his venue the fox hole

  • his manager was like come on the show

  • so I did the show and then he gave me his email and yeah

  • there was some dodgyness as well

  • involving some other people so i had to escape that which is why i went to his house

  • it was with his 2011 EP number 5 collaborations project that caught the eye

  • of his future manager Elton John the EP gained him massive mainstream success

  • without any promotion or label selling over seven thousand copies in its first

  • week

  • reaching number two on itunes three months after the EP's release over 1,000

  • fans turned up to ed's free show at the bar fly in camden town

  • he signed with Asylum Records a month later

  • in September of that year

  • Ed dropped his debut album Plus, which debuted at number one on the UK albums

  • chart and sold over 100,000 copies

  • Ed also dropped his tune off the record The A Team as a single

  • it's since been certified platinum six times in the UK and landed him the

  • Ivor Novello Award for Best Song musically and lyrically

  • it was also 2011's best-selling debut single with over 800,000 copies

  • a year later he accepted the brit award for best british male solo artist and

  • british breakthrough act

  • I didn't think I'd get this one so i just want to thank you

  • let me see if I remember my family who are here tonight my friends my fans every single

  • promoter that's ever booked me

  • every single label

  • I know every single radio DJ that's ever played me and my label

  • I'm really bad at this thank you

  • it was all uphill for him since then going on

  • to appear on taylor swift's red tour after recording everything has changed

  • with the pop star for the album

  • in 2014 Ed dropped his sophomore Multiply

  • we're sensing a math theme here

  • which nabbed the number one spot in the UK and the US

  • how did he do it all?

  • I've always had an ethos of just working at harder

  • than anyone else that I admire and respect and trying to portray

  • and be nice

  • my dad always told me to choose someone you admire and work harder than them

  • and be nicer and so when I signed to atlantic records

  • I saw that James Blunt had sold 10 million records of Back to Bedlam and so I said to

  • Atlantic Records i want his diary of that year and so I took the diary of

  • everything he'd done that year and we doubled it so we took did everything he

  • did plus twice as much work as hard

  • yeah and we ended up selling half as much but then on this record we sold more

  • it was in 2015 that multiply earned Ed the honor of brit award for

  • album of the year

  • the same year he accepted the Ivor Novello Award for songwriter of the year

  • thank you so much for this

  • I was really worried about this album and making it took a long time to make

  • and to be happy with it and I didn't expect this

  • of course he also has a few grammys under his belt winning 2 for his single thinking out loud

  • you know that song makes you cry every single time

  • so honey now

  • take me into your lovin arms

  • kiss me under the light of a thousand stars

  • place your hand on my beating heart

  • thinking out loud

  • maybe we found love right where we are

  • the best part about all the success? the independence

  • really excited about it, like the best thing about having successful albums off your own

  • back is you start to get less and less people giving you an input of what you

  • have to do like on my first record

  • there was a lot of people telling me what they thought i should do

  • and I would listen to them because it's my first record and I don't know what to do

  • but now I've got to a point where I've done so many things off my own back that

  • I'm now allowed to do whatever I want to do which is nice because there's no

  • there's no one telling you what songs to put on your album

  • Ed is also a known songwriter for other acts most notably he's written a handful

  • of songs for boy band One Direction including their ballad Moments

  • so we asked the band when we interviewed them a month ago just out of the blue

  • who would be the sixth member of One Direction and they were adamant about

  • having you as a member of One Direction - I'm thinking red-haired man - so am I

  • let's go with him

  • do you guys know Ed Sheeran? he's a big artists in in the

  • UK at the moment

  • Ginger guy just stands there him and a guitar and he's got one of the best voices you'll ever hear

  • there's also that little ditty Love Yourself he wrote for Justin Bieber

  • that being said no one can cover songs quite like Ed

  • give all you got

  • just hit the spot, get my girls

  • get your boys, gonna make some noise

  • gonna get rowdy, gonna get a little unruly

  • get it fired up and, hurry

  • want to get dirty it's about time, but I came to start the party, sweat drippin over my body

  • dancing, getting just a little, naughty

  • want to get dirty, it's about time for my arrival

  • he's performed with Beyonce, Elton John, the Rolling Stones, and more

  • what can we say he's the whole package which is why it makes sense that he set

  • up his own label gingerbread man records in 2015

  • so far he signed Jamie Lawson and Foy Vance you know you know you know what

  • you know what it's like you have a playlist given to you that is full of music that is good

  • in it's own right but you are not necessarily a fan of

  • if someone said to you you can choose these people are on radio it's quite a cool

  • thing so for me to be able to take an act that I love take it in here and then

  • you play it and I hear it on radio

  • that's awesome because i'm hearing stuff that im a fan of on the radio

  • the same year Ed famously performed three sold-out concerts at wembley

  • stadium in london while on his world tour

  • the concert was filmed an aired as an hour special on NBC and was released as

  • a concert movie

  • Ed is also extremely charitable he's raised money for give it up for 125

  • raised funds to help street sex workers and regularly gives bags of cloths to local

  • charities in Suffolk his home county

  • it's no wonder why everyone wants to live in a lego house with the ginger

  • Jesus charitable wise beyond his years and always blessing us with tear

  • inducing relatable music ed Sheeran is one of a kind honors topping charts and

  • selling out massive stadiums armed with his guitar

  • there's nothing that Ed can't do

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    Akane posted on 2017/07/02
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