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.
A US rapper who performed on one of Ed Sheeran's hit singles has reportedly been shot dead in America. PnB Rock was fatally injured during a robbery at a restaurant in Los Angeles, according to reports in the US.
The 30-year-old musician from Philadelphia was killed at Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles on Monday afternoon, police sources told ABC News.
While Los Angeles Police Department have not officially named the victim, LAPD sources told ABC News that the rapper, whose legal name is Rakim Hasheem Allen, was the victim.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk