With a performance at the 2012 London Olympics now under Ed Sheeran’s belt, it’s tough to imagine what else the 21-year-old singer/songwriter could have left to accomplish on his bucket list.
Sheeran, covered by Our Vinyl last April, played the Pink Floyd hit “Wish You Were Here” at the closing ceremonies, accompanied by Pink Floyd’s own Nick Mason and Genesis musician Mike Rutherford.
We were fortunate to sit down with this rising star at hotel in Cincinnati. Watch below to see Sheeran belt out his hit single “A Team”.
Sheeran found an interest in playing guitar and writing songs at a young age. In 2005 the artist began recording, leaving home in 2008 to pursue his career. Just a year later, Sheeran headed a 312-stop tour, amassing mainstream attention and large crowds along the way.
In 2010, the artist bought a one-way ticket to Los Angeles, California, with little else than a gig scheduled at a local poetry night. Sheeran continued playing open mics across the city, before the multi-talented Jamie Foxx found himself so impressed with one of Sheeran’s performances that he offered the budding talent the use of his recording studio and Hollywood home.
Meanwhile, Sheeran’s fan-base continued to grow through staple internet sharing avenues, such as YouTube and Twitter. A few months later, the artist signed with Asylum / Atlantic Records.
In June of 2011, Ed Sheeran found his largest success, debuting his first single, “A-Team,” at number three on the UK Singles Chart. The subsequent album, “+,” went quadruple platinum. It was the artist’s first commercial LP.
This past February, Sheeran attended the Brit Awards, where he won Best British Male Solo Artist, and British Breakthrough of the Year awards.