A Speech About a Legend

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  • Topic: Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Elton John
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  • Published : May 28, 2013
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Ryan Peplinskie

"White lips, pale face, breathing in the snowflakes." "It's too cold outside, for angels to fly." Not many people can sing these words with the same amount of heart and feeling as this one amazing, talented, English singer I have in mind. How many people can say they've helped write songs for one of the world's most popular bands today? How many people can say they left their homeland to go live on a stranger's couch in an unknown country to record their first album? How many people can say they've been nominated for "Song of the Year" at the Grammy Awards after having performed that same song with Sir Elton John? Practically no one, except for Edward Christopher Sheeran, or as most people would know him by, Ed Sheeran.

When most people think of a role model nowadays, they think of people like Ellen DeGeneres or Barrack Obama. But when I think of a role model, I think of Ed Sheeran. His background is incredible. He was born in a small town called Halifax in England and moved to another small town called Framlingham where he raised and learned music. After recording his first few EPs there, he moved to London in 2008 to play gigs starting off in small venues and for sometimes as little as 5 people. After playing more and more gigs as the years passed, he left his old management company and moved to Los Angeles in 2010. He played open mic nights all over the city until his talent was spotted by Jamie Foxx, who was so impressed that he offered Sheeran the use of his recording studio and the run of his Hollywood home for the rest of his stay.

Throughout 2010, Ed began to be seen by more and more people all over the world on the internet through Youtube, including The Independent newspaper and Sir Elton John. After releasing 3 more independently released EPs, including one that reached number 2 in the iTunes chart without any promotion or label, Ed was signed to Asylum/Atlantic Records. 6 weeks after appearing on TV to perform his debut...
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