If you’ve got a soft spot for ginger guys, or if you’ve ever built a Lego House, then you should check out these fun facts about Ed Sheeran.

  1. His full name is Edward Christopher Sheeran.
  2. He was born on 17th February 1991.
  3. Ed shares the same birthday as Paris Hilton.
  4. Ed Sheeran is an English singer and song writer.
  5. He was born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England.
  6. Ed was raised in Framlingham in Suffolk.
  7. He can play the guitar, he learnt from a young age.
  8. In 2008, Ed Sheeran moved to London to follow his music career.
  9. He played 312 gigs in 2009!
  10. His official website is edsheeran.com
  11. Ed’s first single was ‘The A Team’ which placed number three on the UK Singles Chart.
  12. In 2012, Ed won two BRIT Awards for the Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough of the Year.
  13. His parents are Irish and English.
  14. His first album, called ‘Ed Sheeran’, was released in 2006.
  15. His second album called ‘Want Some?’ was released a year later.
  16. Ed Sheeran auditioned for the ITV series Britannia High.
  17. ‘The A Team’ sold over 58,000 copies in its first week.
  18. The video for ‘The A Team’ cost a total amount of only £20!
  19. His second single, ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’ was released on 28th August 2011, which hit number four on the UK Singles Chart.
  20. His video for ‘Lego House’ stars Rupert Grint, also known as Ron Weasley from Harry Potter.
  21. Lego House was released on 11th November 2011.
  22. Ed was accepted into the national Youth Music Theatre at the age of 15.
  23. He has a cat called Bellini, which is also ginger.
  24. Ed’s first guitar was given to him as a gift by his uncle.
  25. Ed preformed at the London Olympics closing ceremony and covered Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’.


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