Today’s Song of the Day comes from an artist that truly can be a one man band. If you are not one of the 5 million people who have seen Sheeran’s live version of “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You” then click here. The song is a unique mix of loops, tasteful lyrics, beatboxing and spotlights Sheeran’s raw talent and creativity.
Although originally from England, Ed decided to play his hand in the United States. At the ripe age of 19, Sheeran bought a plane ticket and headed to L.A. where he was hoping to expand his fan base. Luckily, he was discovered by none other than Jamie Foxx himself while playing at the Foxxhole, a local open mic night. Foxx invited him to stay at his house and record some of his music while he was at it.
Early last year, Sheeran hopped on board with Atlantic Records where he recorded his debut album. The lead single from the album is a heartfelt tune, “The A Team”. According to Sheeran’s Wikipedia page, this hit song was the highest-charting and highest-selling single of 2011 in the UK.
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