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 helped fund Tom Parker's private medical treatment during the late singer's brave battle against brain cancer, it has been revealed.MORE: Ed Sheeran's surprising addition to £3.7million Suffolk estate revealedThe Wanted star died in March of this year at the age of 33 after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in October 2020, surrounded by his wife Kelsey, two children, Aurelia and Bodhi, as well as other family members.WATCH: Tom Parker teased his new book on Instagram earlier this yearHis memoir, Hope: My Inspirational Life, is set to be released later this month, and in it, he has chronicled how chart-topping singer and close friend Ed contacted him not long after his stage four glioblastoma diagnosis to see if he could help in any way, before offering to finance his medical bills.MORE: Tom Parker and wife Kelsey's relationship was a real-life fairytaleMORE: Celebrities pay tribute after The Wanted's Tom Parker dies: James Jordan, Siva Kaneswaran and moreIn an excerpt from the book obtained by The Sun, Tom said: "Pretty much from the moment I was diagnosed, Ed Sheeran, reached out to me with an offer to do anything he could to help."Ed and I have known each other since he joined The Wanted on our tour bus during a promotion trip in America more than ten years ago," he continued. "We've always run into each other over the years and had a great relationship.Read more on hellomagazine.com