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Ed Sheeran has become one of the most popular artists on earth, and is one of the world’s best selling musicians. Since his official debut in 2011, Sheeran has sold over 26 million albums and 100 million singles. If you are a superfan like seemingly the majority of the world’s population, then you may know his music like the back of your hand. But what do you really know about Ed Sheeran, beyond the fame? Here are 8 little known facts about the British music superstar Ed Sheeran.
Ed Sheeran’s age
Born in 1991 on February 17th, Ed Sheeran’s age is currently 28 years old. His age and birthdate makes him an Aquarius on the Zodiac calendar.
Ed Sheeran’s height
Ed Sheeran’s height is approximately 5 feet 8 inches, which is slightly taller than the average height for males.
Ed Sheeran’s childhood
Ed Sheeran was born in England, in Halifax of West Yorkshire. He was born Edward Christopher Sheeran, to John and Imogen, and is of Irish ancestry. He has an older brother who is a composter. Since age four, Sheeran sang in a local church choir and started writing songs while in high school at Thomas Mills High School.
Ed Sheeran names his guitars
Sheeran is so serious about his music that he actually names all of his guitars. They are named Nigel, Lloyd, Cyril and Felix. Sheeran has been playing guitar since his time at the Rishworth School as a young boy.
Ed Sheeran has been releasing music since 2004
Sheeran was first signed by a record label in 2011, by Asylum Records. But he had been recording music long before, with his independently released first body of work entitled Spinning Man.
Ed Sheeran’s wife
Ed Sheeran met his wife in a bar in New York. Well that’s actually not the first time they met, but was their first encounter as adults and the beginning of their dating phase. Sheeran first met his wife Cherry Seaborn back in high school, where she was a grade below Sheeran. Seaborn claimed that even back then, she had a crush on Sheeran. Seaborn is a hockey player and former risk strategist.
Ed Sheeran’s tattoos
Ed Sheeran loves tattoos. He is covered in ink, with full arm sleeves and tattoos from his neck to stomach. To commemorate his love for “Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” Sheeran has a tattoo of the word “prince” on his arm. He also has two tattoos that are British motifs: a label from a Heinz bottle of ketchup and cup of tea. Another cool tattoo of Sheeran’s is a Teddy bear. This represents his childhood nickname “Teddy,” which rhymes for the long form nickname of his name: Eddy.
Ed Sheeran’s net worth
Ed Sheeran is pretty wealthy, and has a substantially high net worth. As of 2019, Ed Sheeran’s net worth is approximately 160 million dollar. This ranks him in the 100 most wealthy singers on earth. It’s hard to remember that before Ed Sheeran was selling out huge arenas, he was performing in tiny venue halls around the streets of London.