After going dark since 2014, Ed Sheeran has made a comeback with his ÷ (Divide) studio album released in 2017 storming the charts and was a smashing success. So what is Ed Sheeran net worth in 2018 and what is Ed Sheeran earning? Here’s Ed’s incredible story.
Ed Sheeran is a record producer, songwriter, guitarist and a British singer. To date, Sheeran has released three studio albums, but he has sold more than 26 million albums and over 50 million singles globally coming close to Adele who is the only singer to have outsold him in the past decade. Some of his smashing hits include ‘Thinking Out loud”, “Shape of You”, “Castle on the Hill”, “Perfect” among others. Here is more on Ed Sheeran net worth and exclusive information on a few things you probably don’t know about Ed Sheeran.
Born Edward Christopher Sheeran, he is the son of Imogen and John. He was born in 1991 in Halifax but grew up on Framlingham together with his older brother Mathew. Sheeran grew up in a Catholic family, and when he was a little boy, he used to sing in a local church choir and even play the guitar.
Sheeran attended Rishworth School then joined Thomas Mills High School. Upon graduation, he didn’t go to university but studied artist development course in what was known back then as Access to Music although today its known as Access Creative College.
On his dating life, Sheeran has dated several women among them is Nina Nesbitt before breaking up in 2014, and then also dated Athina Andrelos whom he broke up in 2015. Now Sheeran just got engaged in January 2018 to his childhood friend and a high school classmate Cherry Seaborn.
Sheeran’s music career kicked off in 2004 after he released his independent collection of work Spinning Man and went ahead in 2009 to release another EP You Need Me. In 2010 he released an EP Loose Change which had the smash hit “The A Team” and released other tow EP’s Songs I Wrote with Amy and Live at the Bedford. His EP No. 5 Collaborations Project which he released in 2011 reached number 2 in iTunes without any promotion and that resulted to him being signed to Asylum Records.
His international success came knocking when his debut studio album titled + (read as “plus”) was released and it was the eighth best-selling debut album of 2011. In the United Kingdom, the album became one of the longest charting albums and 44th best-selling of all time having sold around 2 million copies. In the united states, the album has sold around 1.5 million copies to date. X (pronounced “multiply”) was Sheeran’s second studio album which was released in 2014. The album topped UK Albums Chart and US Billboard 200 and even several other countries charts. The album became the most streamed album in the world on Spotify in 2014 with over 430 million streams and sold over 10 million copies worldwide. His third studio album titled ÷ (pronounced “divide”) which was released in 2017 topped UK Album Chart for 20 non-consecutive weeks and became the nation’s highest selling album of the year having sold more than 2.1 million copies. In the united states, the album closed the year as the most consumed album in the U.S and also the second highest selling album with 1.1 million copies.
Other ventures of Sheeran’s include a record label titled Gingerbread Man Records launched in 2015, and his acting career where he has appeared in a number of films among them is Updateable 2014, Hoe and Away 2015, The Bastard Executioner 2015, Bridget Jone’s Baby 2016, Games of Thrones 2017, The Simpsons 2018 among others.
On Awards And Achievements: Received by Ed Sheeran he has won a total of 76 awards and received around 184 nominations. Some of the awards include an appointment as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), 2 Urban Music Awards, 3 Q Awards, 3 People’s Choice Awards, 2 MTV Video Music Awards, 4 Grammy Awards, 4 BRIT Awards, among others.
Net Worth, Salary & Income
Ed Sheeran net worth stands at $85 million. 2017 was a record-breaking year for Ed Sheeran as he earned around $37 million and even awarded an MBE for services to music and charity. To date, Ed Sheeran is the second best-selling artist in the last decade, and Adele holds the top position. The source of Ed Sheeran net worth fortune is his music sales as he has already sold more than 26 million albums and over 50 million singles globally. Another source of Ed Sheeran net worth figures is his tours and film appearances where x Tour accumulated a total of $150 million, and the ÷ Tour has already grossed $122.2 million.
10 Facts You Need To Know About Ed Sheeran
All of us have grown to adore the music prodigy, Ed Sheeran. His success has skyrocketed in supersonic speed and reached the status of legends where it takes decades to attain such success. Today we are going to look at a few things you probably don’t know about Ed Sheeran.
1. He gives his guitars names, and some of them are called Nigel, Felix, Trevor, James The Second among others.
2. His whole family is all cultured considering the brother is a composer, the mother jeweller designer and the father art historian.
3. His cat named Graham has a Twitter account and believe me it has more followers than what you and your friends combined have.
4. Did you know that before X album was released, it had already leaked but no one noticed it, and the leak didn’t have much impact?
5. The Game of Thrones producers have always wanted Sheeran to make a cameo, but every time they try, he is on tour.
6. A fan gave Ed Sheeran a hairy cake.
7. Did you know that all of Ed Sheeran’s songs have colours? “‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’, has aubergine colour.
8. He once wanted to change his name to Redward.
9. Call him with unknown number and be sure he won’t receive it because it might be a death threat.
10. He usually hates smartphones, and he said he does enjoy life better without them.
Scrutinizing Ed Sheeran net worth fortune, you will realize that he has really made it to where many only dreams to get there. We wish him the best in 2018-2019 hoping he might drop off something.