Monday, December 17, 2012

Music Monday #11: "Give Me Love" by Ed Sheeran (@EdSheeran)

If there's one artist I have a huge musical crush on right now, it would be Ed Sheeran. The 21-year-old British singer/songwriter/producer has been churning out hits and creating a splash that has moved across the pond.

After hearing some of his work with One Direction and Taylor Swift, I delved head deep into his collection and realized that anything this man sings could be on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones soundtrack. The song that really struck me most was "Give Me Love", which is this week's Music Monday song of the week:

Sheeran was born in Halifax, before moving to Framlingham. He learned to play guitar and started writing songs at a young age. He began recording in 2005 and moved to London in 2008 to pursue a music career. In 2009, he played 312 gigs. In early 2011, Sheeran released an independent extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project which led him to be signed to Asylum / Atlantic Records. Buoyed by the commercial breakthrough of the singles "The A Team" and "Lego House", his debut album + has been certified quintuple platinum in the United Kingdom. In 2012, he won two BRIT Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist, and British Breakthrough of the Year, while "The A Team" also won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. After collaborating with Taylor Swift on a track for her album Red (2012), it was announced that Sheeran will appear as a special guest on Swift's seven-month Red Tour of North America in 2013.

You can listen to his music on and follow him on Twitter.

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