The Rise to Stardom of Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter who has achieved global fame and has made history with his chart- topping hits and multi-platinum albums. But how did Ed Sheeran kick-start his career in the music industry?
Early Beginnings and Influences
At a young age Sheeran developed an interest in music and enjoyed playing blues and rock at an open mic nights around England. His love of music developed and he was heavily influenced by artists such as Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and Oasis.
In 2010, Sheeran began to make waves when he released his EP “No. 5 Collaborations Project”. The EP featured a wide range of artists including grime artists such as Devlin, Jme and Wiley.
The EP was an instant success and Sheeran’s career began to take off. He was soon signed to Asylum Records and released his debut album, “+”. The album topped the charts in the UK and produced Top Ten singles such as “The A Team”.
The Adele Collaboration
In 2011, Sheeran was offered the chance to collaborate with the exceptionally talented singer and songwriter Adele. He wrote and featured on her single “Creating a Monster” and went on to co-write with her on her critically acclaimed album “21”.
The Global Success
The success with Adele paved the way for Sheeran’s global breakthrough. He released his second album “x” in 2014 and it became one of the fastest-selling albums of all time. The album contained hits such as “Sing”, “Thinking Out Loud” and “Photograph”.
Since embarking on his career, Ed Sheeran has become one of the most successful and adored singers in the world. He has achieved a wealth of awards and accolades, signed a world tour and has emerged as one of the biggest stars of the music industry today.