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“There's no key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.”
“I think it's good to remember that everything has been done before. The public has heard the stereotypical love songs a million times and they've heard the stereotypical life-or-death songs millions of times. It's good to mix it up a little bit.”
“I don’t really do that whole single life thing. I’m kind of heads down and get things done.”
Ed Sheeran (born Edward Christopher Sheeran in Halifax, England on February 17, 1991) is a British singer-songwriter. After performing relentlessly around England in his teen years, Ed moved to Los Angeles with no money and no contacts, where he was discovered at The Foxxhole by Jamie Foxx. Foxx was so impressed, he let Ed use his studio to record his songs. In 2011, Ed independently released his first EP, No. 5 Collaborations Project, which led him to be signed by Asylum Records, an affiliate of Atlantic Records. Behind the hit singles “The A Team” and “Lego House,” his official debut album, +, has gone quintuple platinum in the United Kingdom in 2011 and won him several awards in England – Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough of the Year.
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His single, “The A Team,” which reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100. Ed has also written songs for One Direction, including the hit song “Little Things.”
Since collaborating with One Direction, Ed has become close friends with the members of the band, as well as Harry Styles’ ex, Taylor Swift. He has also been romantically linked with fellow British folk singer, Nina Nesbitt. In April 2014, Ed released a song that was about how Ellie Goulding cheated on him with One Direction singer Niall Horan.