10 Ed Sheeran Facts That Might Shock You

If you look at Ed Sheeran, you would not think he is some sexy singer. However, once you get to know more and more about it, you tend to find him more and more attractive. Sheeran is a great guy and he truly seems like a genuine guy. Besides being an incredible singer and songwriter, there are so many other sides to Ed. We take a quick look at him, as we give you ten facts about Ed Sheeran you may not have known!

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10 – Hackers got their hands on his second album

Did you know that Sheeran’s second album, x, was hacked and released early? Yeah, no one really did, as they did not recognize the songs to be from him and the hack went unnoticed.

9 – Ed Sheeran and Harry Styles are tattoo brothers

It seems that Ed and Harry, who both have a lot of tattoos, got a tattoo together. They are tattoo brothers now, as they both have matching Pingu tattoos.

8 – He was discovered by Jamie Foxx

Who knew, but Ed Sheeran was actually discovered by Jamie Foxx. It looks like Foxx had Sheeran on as a guest on his radio show at the time. After that appearance, the record labels were circling the studio wanting to sign him.

7 – He has names for his guitars

Did you know that Ed Sheeran names his guitars? Yes, he does and they are: Lloyd, Felix, Cyril, Trevor, Keith, Nigel and James The Second.

6 – Ed was not going to release “Sing”

Originally, Ed Sheeran was not going to release the single “Sing,” co-written with Pharrell Williams. However, Elton John heard the song at their join management’s company office and told Ed it was going to be his first single!

5 – He makes videos for real cheap

Talk about a crazy fact here, but you know “The A Team” video? Yeah, that only cost £20 to make. They paid for fishnet stockings and a crack pipe. Seems about right, huh?

4 – Harry Styles has some blackmail on him

It looks like it goes deeper than just matching tattoos for Ed Sheeran and Harry Styles. Apparently Harry has a video of a young Ed performing in a school production of Grease. Styles has threatened to release it, if Sheeran was ever mean to him.

3 – If he doesn’t know your number, he is not answering your phone call

If you call Ed Sheeran (somehow you get his phone number) and he does not have you programmed in his phone? Well, he is not going to answer the call. Upon his success in 2011, Ed started to get random phone calls from people, which included death threats. So, he stopped answering those phone calls.

2 – He is anti-smartphone now

I am sure the death threats did not help, but Sheeran took a year away from music. He did not have his phone and has since not felt the need for it.

1 – He loves to write songs

I told you he was an amazing songwriter, but that does not include songs just for himself. Sheeran has also written songs for One Direction, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Jessie Ware, Rudimental, Usher, Justin Bieber, Major Lazer, Hillary Duff, Robbie Williams and Olly Murs.