Ed Sheeran is one of the most successful music artists in recent history, having sold over 150 million records worldwide.
Ed released his debut album + in 2011, following the terrific success of his debut single "The A Team" which sold over 58,000 copies in the first week alone. + entered the UK Albums Chart at number one for sales of 102,000 copies, and by the end of 2011 it had become the second best-selling debut album and the ninth biggest-selling album overall.
Second album, x, saw Ed named the most streamed artist on Spotify for that year, with x also being named as the most streamed album.
Ed's third album ÷ was named the best-selling album worldwide of 2017. With first week sales of 672,000 it is the fastest selling album by a male solo artist in the UK, and third fastest in UK chart history, and once again saw Ed listed as the most streamed artist on Spotify with ÷ listed as the most streamed album.
Awards include: Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist (2012 and 2015), British Breakthrough Act, British Album of the Year (2015 - for x), and Global Success; Hal David Starlight Award; Ivor Novello Awards for Best Song Musically and Lyrically (for "The A Team"), and Songwriter of the Year (2018); Much Music Video Awards for Best International Artist, and Most Buzzworthy International Artist or Group; MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Live Act, and Best Live Stage (for the 2014 V Festival); MTV Video Music Award for Artist of the Year (2017); Billboard Touring Award for Breakthrough; Billboard Music Awards for Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, and Top Radio Song (for "Shape of You"); Grammy Awards for Song of the Year (2016 - for "Thinking Out Loud"), and Best Pop Solo Performance (for "Thinking Out Loud").
In 2015 Ed received an honorary degree from the University of Suffolk for his "outstanding contribution to music". Ed also received an MBE in the 2017 Birthday Honours for "services to music and charity"!
Ed has also appeared in numerous TV shows and films, both as himself and in character roles, including 'Home and Away', 'Bridget Jones's Baby', and 'Game of Thrones'. He can next be seen (as himself) in Danny Boyle's new film 'Yesterday', which is set for release in September.