Dubbed ‘The Ginger Fury’ by Noel Gallagher, Ed Sheeran has been a seemingly unstoppable force, since he strummed his way onto the airwaves in 2012. In a decade in which pop and rock bands strove to be as outlandish as possible, Sheeran brought a sense of relatability into proceedings and cemented his position as one of the most famous artists on the planet.
Sheeran’s appeal lies in his normality. With no real frills to speak of, the ability to spot a melody a mile off and witty lyrics that fans can relate to, he has created a spectacular string of hits. From The A-Team and Shape of You to later songs, such as I Don’t Care and Take Me Back to London, Sheeran’s Midas Touch shows no signs of abating.
With artists such as Lewis Capaldi and Jess Glynne following in his footsteps, Sheeran’s place in pop is assured.