Remember The Name And These Facts: Ed Sheeran’s Rise To Super Stardom

James Kosur | August 5, 2019 4:41 pm

Ed Sheeran has been recording music since 2004, starting as an independent artist, when he released his first collection, Spinning Man. In 2008, at just 16-years-old, Sheeran moved to London where he started playing hundreds of shows every year in front of small crowds. Fast forward to 2019 and it’s now nearly impossible to escape the superstar singers music.

From “Perfect” and “A-Team” to “Shape of You” and the newly released, “Remember My Name” which features a collaborative effort with Eminem and 50 Cent, Sheeran has proven he can transcend genres, gain mass appeal, and conquer the music world. Let’s take a deep dive into some of the most interesting, fun, and quirky facts about Ed Sheeran, starting with his record-breaking tour that just toppled U2.

The Highest Grossing Tour Of All Time!

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On August 2, 2019, Ed Sheeran’s “Divide” tour became the highest-grossing tour of all time. Starting on March 16, 2017, the tour will wrap up on August 26, 2019. Ticket sales according to Pollstar have already topped $736.7 million, just north of U2’s $735.4 million which was achieved in 2011.

The 28-year-old British crooner accomplished his feat by playing 893 days, far surpassing the 760 shows performed by U2. Sheeran has also set an attendance record with 7.3 million tickets sold.