Ed Sheeran is a British singer/songwriter who was nominated for a Grammy in 2014 for Best New Artist. His debut album +, went six times platinum in Britain. Sheeran also has made guest appearances on Taylor Swift’s album, Red, and wrote songs for One Direction. Sheeran was invited to play his Grammy nominated song “The A Team” at the 2013 Grammy awards ceremony after Elton John, who runs Sheeran’s management company, agreed to play with Ed, who was considered too new to the music scene to play solo. Sheeran’s smash international hit “Thinking Out Loud” reached No. 2 in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100 and was No. 1 in Britain on the UK Singles Chart. Ed guest starred on Kurt Sutter’s television series The Bastard Executioner in 2015.