Edward Christopher Sheeran, MBE (born 17 February 1991) is an English singer-songwriter. In early 2011, Sheeran independently released the extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project. After signing with Asylum Records, his debut album, + (pronounced "plus"), was released in September 2011. It topped the UK and Australian charts, reached number five in the US, and has since been certified eight-times platinum in the UK.
The album contains the single "The A Team", which earned him the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. In 2012, Sheeran won the Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act. "The A Team" was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards, where he performed the song with Elton John.
Ed Sheeran finds nothing rewarding about American award shows.On the heels of his performance at the MTV VMA's, the pop singer spoke to radio host Julia on her Audacy segment "The Julia Show," and he ripped US award shows, saying, "The room is filled with resentment and hatred toward everyone else."He adds, "It's quite an uncomfortable atmosphere."The British pop star claimed that fellow stars are usually great and friendly, but the entourages and team flanking the celebrity can be vile, unkind and entitled."All the artists are sweet people, but they're, like, surrounded by entourages that want them to win, too, so it's one artist surrounded by 10 people and another artist surrounded by 10 people and everyone is kind of giving each other.Read more on wonderwall.com