Fans of Ed Sheeran will be excited to know that on January 17 “Shape of You” debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 100, and “Castle on the Hill” debuted at number six. This makes Sheeran the very first artist to have two songs debut in the top 10 in the U.S. at the same time. And so, we’ve compiled five interesting facts about this English singer-songwriter and actor. See below!


1. He’s going on tour soon! This week, Sheeran spoke in a Facebook Live interview and said that he will be touring soon after his new album drops on March 3.



2. Sheeran was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire to a jewelry designer mother and an art curator father. His brother Matthew is a classical music composer.


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3. What does he want to be known most for? Well, he once said, “I wanna be known as the nicest and hardest working guy in the industry, so if I could be known as that that would be brilliant.”



4. Sheeran’s love of music began at a young age. At the age of 4, he was already a singer in his church choir and was learning to play the guitar.



5. Tattoos cover the majority of his left arm. If you look closely, you’ll see a cup of tea, a bottle of ketchup, Puss in Boots and the word “Prince” (which is a tribute to his love of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”). He even has a tattoo dedicated to his good friend Taylor Swift.


Ed Sheeran