Ed is one of those rare souls in the entertainment and music business. He looks nerdy but has tattoos. He comes from a small town, but fills stadiums around the world. Everybody likes his slow pace, romantic songs and his amazing voice. Check out these 3 surprising life facts!
1. Family runs in the blood. His parents paid musical lessons for the family. He chose the guitar and started playing pop and "commercial" music while his brother is a classical music composer.
2. Moneymaker - record breaker. He sold over 150 million records worldwide and his most famous song, Thinking Out Loud got over 3 billion views on YouTube.
3. He listens to his fans. After riding on a taxi, the driver told him to change the lyrics from his album "X", so even kids could listen to it (he used sworn words) and he followed his advice. The result? The first week got to the #1 position from Billboard 200 and UK Albums Chart.
Extra facts: He has been with the same woman, Cherry Seaborn, since high school. He also appeared in the famous HBO tv show "Game of Thrones", check out his cameo!