National Ed Sheeran Day

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Buckle up, Ed Sheeran fans! This epic singer-songwriter took to his social media and created an unofficial wave of celebration in his honor, that we simply couldn't let slide. Lo and behold, it's National Ed Sheeran Day!

When is Ed Sheeran Day?

It's national ed sheeran day on the 12th July.

About the Day

On the widely acknowledged date of July 12, 2019, social media platforms were buzzing with the hashtag #NationalEdSheeranDay. Ed fans, as well as ginger hair enthusiasts, all over the world took the time to appreciate and celebrate the talent that is Mr. Sheeran.


While there's no formal decree establishing National Ed Sheeran Day, the internet has a way of making things happen — it starts with a whisper, then a tweet, a like, a share, and voila! Before anyone knows it, it's a global occurrence we're all participating in. From what we can tell, this spontaneous day emerged out of pure admiration and affection for Ed and his music.

Celebrating National Ed Sheeran Day

How does one celebrate National Ed Sheeran Day? Easy! Sing some of his unforgettable tunes, do a Twitter appreciative post, or even stage a mini-Ed concert at home with loved ones. Heck, if you can rock some ginger hairscolor for the day, you're really showing up!

The Ed Spirit

Ed's music has genuine passion, tenderness, and occasionally, cheeky wit. He's given us heart-tugging tracks like 'Thinking Out Loud' and 'Perfect', as well as groovy beats like 'Shape of You'. Moreover, he's graced pop culture with a humble authenticity and a sense of fun that's truly admirable. That's the spirit we celebrate on National Ed Sheeran Day.

History behind the term 'Ed Sheeran'

Year: 2011

The Emerging Talent: Ed Sheeran

In 2011, Ed Sheeran burst onto the music scene with his debut studio album, + (pronounced 'plus'). His unique blend of acoustic pop, folk, and hip-hop inspired a new wave of singer-songwriters. With heartfelt lyrics and captivating melodies, Sheeran quickly gained a loyal fan base and critical acclaim, propelling him to stardom.


Birth of Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran, whose full name is Edward Christopher Sheeran, was born on February 17, 1991, in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, England. His love for music developed at a young age, and he began writing songs and playing guitar as a teenager.


Early Musical Influences

In 2005, when Ed Sheeran was just 14 years old, he released his first EP titled 'The Orange Room.' During this time, he started gaining recognition for his unique talent and passion for music. Sheeran drew inspiration from a variety of genres, including folk, hip-hop, and R&B, which would later contribute to his distinct musical style.

Year: 2014

Worldwide Success: Ed Sheeran's 'X'

In 2014, Ed Sheeran released his second studio album, 'x' (pronounced 'multiply'). The album showcased a more mature sound and featured chart-topping hits such as 'Sing' and 'Thinking Out Loud.' Achieving massive commercial success, 'x' topped the charts in multiple countries and solidified Sheeran's position as a global superstar.

Year: 2017

Breaking Records: Ed Sheeran's Dominance

2017 was a monumental year for Ed Sheeran. His third studio album, '÷' (pronounced 'divide'), broke records and dominated the charts. With megahits like 'Shape of You,' 'Castle on the Hill,' and 'Perfect,' Sheeran became the first artist to have simultaneous top 10 singles in the UK charts. '÷' became the fastest-selling album by a male solo artist in the UK, solidifying Sheeran's place in music history.


Breakthrough with '+ (Plus)'

In 2011, Ed Sheeran released his debut studio album, '+ (Plus).' The album featured the hit songs 'The A Team' and 'Lego House,' which propelled him to global stardom. '+ (Plus)' received critical acclaim and earned Sheeran numerous accolades, including BRIT Awards and Grammy nominations.

Year: 2019

Collaborative Ventures: 'No.6 Collaborations Project'

In 2019, Ed Sheeran released his fourth studio album, 'No.6 Collaborations Project.' This unique album featured collaborations with various artists, including Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, and Cardi B. Sheeran experimented with different genres and showcased his versatility as a musician. 'No.6 Collaborations Project' received critical acclaim and further cemented Sheeran's status as one of music's most influential artists.


Continued Success with 'x (Multiply)'

In 2014, Ed Sheeran released his second studio album, 'x (Multiply).' The album showcased his growth as an artist and included chart-topping tracks such as 'Thinking Out Loud' and 'Photograph.' 'x (Multiply)' became one of the best-selling albums worldwide and further solidified Sheeran's position in the music industry.


Global Dominance with '÷ (Divide)'

Ed Sheeran's third studio album, '÷ (Divide),' was released in 2017. The album featured smash hits like 'Shape of You,' 'Castle on the Hill,' and 'Perfect,' which topped charts around the world. '÷ (Divide)' became a commercial and critical success, breaking numerous records and earning Sheeran multiple awards.

Year: Present

Enduring Impact: Ed Sheeran's Cultural Influence

Today, Ed Sheeran continues to dominate the music industry with his soulful voice, profound songwriting, and charismatic stage presence. His ability to connect with audiences on an emotional level has made him an icon for millions of fans worldwide. Beyond his musical talents, Sheeran is also known for his philanthropy and involvement in various charitable causes. Ed Sheeran remains an enduring force in popular culture, leaving an indelible mark on the music industry.


Collaborations and Hiatus

In 2019, Ed Sheeran announced that he would be taking a break from music after his 'Divide' world tour. However, during this time, he collaborated with various artists, including Justin Bieber, Camila Cabello, and Khalid, releasing several successful singles. Sheeran's hiatus allowed him to recharge and explore new musical ventures.


Return with 'Bad Habits'

Ed Sheeran made a highly anticipated comeback in 2021 with the release of his single 'Bad Habits.' The song marked a departure from his previous sound and showcased his versatility as an artist. 'Bad Habits' achieved tremendous success, topping charts worldwide and paving the way for his upcoming album.

Did you know?

Ed Sheeran's song 'Love Yourself' was originally intended for his album 'Divide'. However, he gave it to Justin Bieber instead and it became a Billboard Hot 100 number-one single!


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First identified

3rd March 2017

Most mentioned on

12th July 2019

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