Ed Sheeran has become one of the most popular artists in the world and one of the world’s best selling musicians. Since making his official debut in 2011, Sheeran has sold more than 26 million albums and 100 million singles. If you are a huge fan of his which seems to make up the majority of the world’s population, then you probably already know his music like the palm of your hand. But what do you really know about Ed Sheeran, other than his fame? Here are 8 little-known facts about British music superstar Ed Sheeran.
Ed Sheeran’s Age
Born on February 17, 1991, Ed Sheeran is now 28 years old. This age and date of birth make him an Aquarius on the Zodiac calendar.
Ed Sheeran’s Height
Ed Sheeran is about 1.8 meters tall, which is slightly above the average male height in the UK.
Ed Sheeran’s Childhood
Ed Sheeran was born in the city of Halifax, West Yorkshire, England. He was born Edward Christopher Sheeran, to parents John and Imogen and has Irish blood. He has a brother who works as a fertilizer maker. From the age of 4, Sheeran was involved in a choir at a local church and began writing songs while in high school, Thomas Mills High School.
Ed Sheeran gives names to his guitars
Sheeran is very serious about music, to the point of giving names to all his guitars. They were nicknamed Nigel, Lloyd, Cyril and Felix. Sheeran had started playing guitar while attending Rishworth School, as a teenager.
Ed Sheeran has been releasing albums since 2004
Sheeran first signed a record label deal in 2011, with Asylum Records. But he had started recording music long before, with the first part of his work being released independently, under the title Spinning Man.
Ed Sheeran’s wife
Ed Sheeran met his wife at a bar in New York. Well, it wasn’t actually the first time they met, but it was their first meeting as adults and the start of their courtship stage. Sheeran first met his wife Cherry Seaborn in high school, when she was a grade below Sheeran. Seaborn claims even then he fell in love with Sheeran immediately. Cherry is a hockey player and was a strategist on the team.
Ed Sheeran’s Tattoo
Ed Sheeran really loves tattoos. He had his body covered in ink: with tattooed arms all over his neck, even down to his stomach. To immortalize his love for the series Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Sheeran also got a tattoo with the words “prince” on his hand. He also has two tattoos with a distinctly British motif: a label design of Heinz tomato sauce and an image of a cup of tea. Another unique tattoo that Sheeran has is a Teddy Bear. It shows his childhood nickname “Teddy,” which reads the same as the nickname taken from his full name: Eddy.
Ed Sheeran net worth
Ed Sheeran is fairly wealthy and has a very large net worth. As of 2019, Sheeran’s net worth is estimated to be around $160 million. That number puts Sheran on the list of the 100 richest singers in the world. This makes it difficult for us to remember that before Ed Sheeran triumphed in world-class music concerts, he had performed on small stages on the streets of London.