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Ed Sheeran will be coming to South Africa for his first ever performance here!

To further celebrate this awesome news we look at 7 interesting facts about the UK star.

1) His full name is Edward Christopher Sheeran, MBE

MBE is the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, which Sheeran was awarded with on 7 December 2017. Read more.

2) Sheeran was named the Best-Selling Global Artist of the Year in 2017

Thanks to his albums, Divide and Shape of You, Sheeran managed to scoop the coveted award. The album Divide went multi-Platinum in 36 countries. Read more.

3) The singer-songwriter dreams of writing a soundtrack for Disney

Sheeran admitted in an interview to being jealous of Sir Elton John for his contribution to the Lion King movie. Read more.

4) Sheeran has appeared in hit-TV series such as Game of Thrones and The Simpsons

It’s been announced that Sheeran will play Lisa’s love interest in The Simpsons. He also appeared on the first episode of season seven of Game of Thrones in 2017. Read more.

5) The singer-songwriter is also an investor in a fashion label

Sheeran invested in a fashion label from his hometown, Hoax, a brand that he’s been wearing since childhood. Read more.

6) The artist will not be performing at his own wedding

While his hits are a popular choice for weddings around the world, the hitmaker said he think it’s “a bit weird”. Read more.

7) Sheeran is the subject of a biographical documentary

Directed by his cousin, Murray Cummings, the movie follows Sheeran as he travels around the US and UK, writing songs on his laptop, jamming and recording. Read more.

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