Ed Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He moved to London in 2008 to pursue a musical career. In 2011, Sheeran released an independent EP, No. 5. Collaborations Project, which caught the attention of both Elton John and Jamie Foxx. He then signed to Asylum Records and released his debut album, +. The album contained the singles “The A Team” and “Lego House.” The album was certified quintuple platinum in the UL. In 2012, Sheeran won two Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act. “The A Team” won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. In 2014, Sheeran was nominated for Best New Artist at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.
Sheeran’s popularity abroad began in 2012. In the United Stated Sheeran made a guest appearance on Taylor Swift’s fourth studio album, Red, and wrote songs for One Direction. “The A Team” was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards and he performed the song with Elton John during the ceremony. He spent much of that year touring North America as the opening act for Taylor Swift’s Red Tour. Sheeran has performed three sold out shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden as a headlining act.
His second studio album, x, was released worldwide in summer of 2014. The album reached number one on the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200. It was also nominated for Album of the Year at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. This upcoming summer, Sheeran will play three concerts at London’s Wembley Stadium, marking his biggest solo shows to date.
Ed Sheeran at the Frank Erwin Center
Wednesday, May 6, 2015