You knew that Ed Sheeran had to be talented when he somehow rose to the top of the hot 40 charts armed only with an acoustic guitar and a lot of feelings. I distinctly remember being rather unnerved hearing “The A Team” after some sort of “song” with an aggressive bass drop on the radio.
The key distinguisher is that Ed Sheeran’s music can be recognized and named years down the line. He’s not in it for the fame – he’s doing it because he genuinely loves what he does. That is really something to be commended.
With that in mind, the time-old question is raised again: How much is the man worth?
As of 2017, Ed Sheeran is worth $65 million dollars.
$65 million dollars for putting your heart on your sleeve! You might want to give it a try.
Ed Sheeran began recording music back in 2004. He released his first collection of music, Spinning Man, independently in the same year.
He started his music career back up again in 2008 when he opened up for Nizlopi in Norwich. In the following year, he released an EP named You Need Me before going on tour with Just Jack. He also collaborated with Leddra Chapman and CeeLo Green for his song, “F*ck You.”
In 2010, Sheeran released his critically acclaimed Loose Change EP, which featured his first hit, “The A Team.” In the same year, he self-released two other EPs, Ed Sheeran: Live at the Bedford and Songs I Wrote With Amy.
Ed Sheeran appeared on the television show, Later…With Jools Holland, in 2011. He performed his debut single, “The A Team.” The release would serve as the lead single for his debut studio album, +. The single entered the UK Singles Chart at number three and sold over 58,000 copies in its first week.
Sheeran’s released + on September 12, 2011. It debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart for sales of 102,000 copies. It has since been certified platinum six times by the British Phonographic Industry.
In 2011, Sheeran and One Direction co-wrote the song, “Moments.”
In 2012, Sheeran was invited by Snow Patrol to join them on their United States tour. At the Brit Awards, he won the Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act of the Year.
Ed Sheeran co-wrote and sang on Taylor Swift’s single, “Everything Has Changed.” He also contributed two songs to One Direction’s second studio album, Take Me Home.
In 2013, Ed Sheeran played arenas and stadiums across North America as the opening act for Taylor Swift’s The Red Tour. He headlined three sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden.
In April 2014, Sheeran released “Sing”; his first number-one single in the United Kingdom. In June 2014, he released his second studio album, x. It was nominated for Album of the Year at the 57th Grammy Awards.
At the 2015 Brit AWards, Sheeran won British Male Solo Artist and British Album of the Year for x. At the Ivor Novello Awards in May 2015, he won the award for Songwriter of the Year.
In July 2015, Sheeran performed sold-out shows at Wembley Stadium. The concert was documented and aired on NBC.
In 2016, his single, “Thinking Out Loud,” earned him two Grammy Awards: Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. In the same year, x was named the second best selling album worldwide – just behind 25 by Adele.
Sheeran is still riding his past successes. After a long hiatus and social media break, Sheeran hinted at the release of a new album that we now know will be called ÷ (Or read as Divide). In a tweet he released a list of titles that are expected to show up on the album, which is set to be released on March 3, 2017. He also released the dates and locations of his first world tour starting March 17th and ending June 14th.
On February 17th, Sheeran released the song “How Would You Feel (Paean)” and it peaked at number 2 on the U.K. singles chart despite how it was meant to be included in his upcoming album.