Edward Christopher Sheeran, one of the most appealing singers currently out there, is having a major moment in his career. His latest album ÷ (Divide) already hit 2017’s biggest selling album after just one week on sale. And he truly deserves it!
Ed’s fantastic musicianship and songwriting make him a really solid and diverse artist. You can really hear the emotions in his voice. After his new album was released back in March, he has been all over the globe, delivering one killer performance after another. Let’s have a look at the 7 little-known facts about the “Shape Of You“singer.
1. His Cat has more followers than your hot girlfriend!
Back in 2014, Ed created a Twitter account for his kitten, Graham. And overnight Graham racked up to 71,000 followers! You can follow him at @GrahamShizza
2. He named all his guitars.
Ed revealed in an interview that he named all his guitars after the people in his crew. He said,
“They’re all named after people in my working crew,” Ed shared about naming his guitars. “The one I’m using at the moment is Chris, and he’s the sound engineer. And the one before was called Trev, and the one before that was James II because James I was smashed”.
He continued, “I was on the stage in Blackpool and I put the guitar on the ground and usually I slide it across the floor with my feet, but I kind of toe-punted it and cracked it in half. Big fail”.
3. He began to record his own songs and performed live at a very young age.
Ed began to record his own songs when he was just 14 years old. In 2005 he released The Orange Room EP and he followed this with two albums Ed Sheeran and Want Some? in 2006 and 2007 respectively. He moved to London in 2008 and the next year he performed over 300 live shows and gigs!
4. He Loves LEGO.
Ed is a big fan of LEGO. He loves playing with them. He even wrote a song called The LEGO House.
5. He’s a foodie.
He loves Oreos. Besides in a radio interview, he revealed his thought on having a six-pack, saying “I have never had a six-pack and will never have a six-pack, so I might as well just stuff my face.”
That’s why we love you so much, Ed!
6. He is a big fan of Tattoos.
Ed estimated that he has between 60-100 tattoos himself. His key ones include three boxing gloves, a shamrock filled in with the Irish flag, a tea cup, a lion, “Red” after Taylor Swift’s album etc.
7. He deactivated his Twitter account after his cameo appearance in season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones.
For some years, Game Of Thrones producers has been trying to get Ed to make a cameo appearance, following the footsteps of Coldplay drummer Will Champion and Snow Patrol‘s Gary Lightbody. Finally, they were able to do it in the season 7 premiere of the show. Unfortunately, the singer’s cameo appearance on Game of Thrones elicited a mix of criticism and praise on social media, prompting fans to speculate that he deleted his account because of the amount of trolling he received over his performance.
So much for the cameo.
These are 7 little-known facts about the diverse and passionate singer and songwriter, Ed Sheeran. After breaking the chart records with his latest album ÷ (Divide) and traveling all around the globe for the album tour it’s safe to say that he’s having the time of his life. And honestly, we can’t think of anyone who deserves it more. We love you, Ed! Keep dazzling us with your amazing varieties of songs! Stay tuned for more updates on your favorite celebrities, movies, and TV shows.