It’s hard to believe that British talent Ed Sheeran is only 22-years-old. With his hauntingly soulful sound and poignant lyrics (digging years beyond his age), it’s no wonder his first album has seen huge early success.
Starting a music career in London in 2008, Ed’s hard work has made him a worldwide known name. He admitted to us that music executives stereotyped him to be a “chubby ginger kid who was not marketable”. Sheeran decided to prove the record labels wrong, went out to do his own thing and has never looked back!
“I played at a lot of shows and really tried to get my name out there”, Ed shared. Now fans worldwide have tears in their eyes when they hear the ambitious Suffolk kid’s angelic voice resonate throughout venues everywhere. And if you've ever taken the time to read or listen to an interview with Ed it’s easy to identify that his humble personality is what makes this redheaded cutie so likeable. Clad in jeans and a t-shirt, Sheeran joked about his personal style, "If it's clean, I'll wear it!”
During his downtime, Ed just likes to hang out with close friends and family like any normal 22-year-old and he's especially not shy about sharing drinking stories! Ed kidded, "I'm a cuddly drunk. It doesn't work when you cuddle strangers. Especially men."
Right now he’s touring with Grammy winner Taylor Swift on her “Red” tour. Ed commented, "There's less stress on this tour. I just have to go warm up her crowd. I don't have to make sure they get their money's worth."
Sheeran and Swift recently collaborated on the song Everything Has Changed. He laughed about the song coming together so quickly. Taylor invited him over for apple pie and 20 mins later the talented duo wrote the whole song while jumping on her trampoline. It has even been rumored that Taylor set him up with one of her closest friends, Selena Gomez, but Ed denies there is a relationship.
Sheeran's debut album + saw major success in 2011 when it was released in the UK. Across the pond, 2012 brought a whole new level of fame for Sheeran when US radio stations picked up his hit single The A Team with song Lego House following shortly after.
As for future projects from Ed? He wants to collaborate with some rappers on remixes of his songs!
Check out our video interview + Ed’s LIVE performance of song “Lego House” below:
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