Ed Sheeran is a British singer-songwriter and musician who was born on February 17, 1991, in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England. He grew up in Framlingham, Suffolk, where he learned to play the guitar and began writing songs at a young age.
Sheeran first gained recognition with his 2011 debut album +, which featured hit singles such as "The A Team" and "Lego House". The album topped the charts in several countries and earned him numerous awards, including two Brit Awards and a Ivor Novello award.
In 2014, Sheeran released his second album x (pronounced "multiply"), which included the hit singles "Sing", "Don't" and "Thinking Out Loud". The album was a massive commercial success, selling over 10 million copies worldwide and earning him another Ivor Novello award and two Grammy Awards.
His third album, ÷ (pronounced "divide"), was released in 2017 and featured hit singles such as "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill". The album was another commercial success, debuting at number one on the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200.
Throughout his career, Sheeran has collaborated with numerous artists and has written songs for other artists, including Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, and One Direction. He has also been involved in various philanthropic efforts, including supporting numerous charities and organizations.
In addition to his musical career, Sheeran has made appearances in several films and television shows, including Bridget Jones's Baby and Game of Thrones.
Today, Ed Sheeran is considered one of the most successful musicians of his generation, with over 150 million records sold worldwide and numerous awards and accolades to his name.