Five reasons why Ed Sheeran is amazing!

  • 23 June 2015
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1. He's a record breaker

Ed Sheeran's set a new chart record as his single 'Thinking Out Loud' has become the first ever to spend a full year inside the UK Top 40.

It entered at number 26 last June and finished at number 28 this week and has now achieved a combined sales and streams total of 1.65 million.

Thinking Out Loud is taken from his album X, that has also now logged a full year in the UK album chart top 10.

X was one of the biggest selling albums of 2014 globally.

2. He has the coolest friends!

Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Pharrell Williams are just a few of Ed's seriously famous friends.

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Image caption Ed and Taylor released a single together

In 2012 Ed and Taylor released a single together called 'Everything Has Changed' and they've remained good friends since.

Ed also teamed up with One Direction for a song on their album FOUR. He also worked with the boys on songs like 'Little Things' and 'Moments'.

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Image caption Ed hung out with the Cookie Monster and co

And it's not just pop stars who want to hang out with the singer-songwriter. Ed has some other friends who are just as cool... the stars of Sesame Street.

He made an online appearance on their show and even performed a song with Elmo.

3. He surprises his fans

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Ed recently surprised a young girl in Canada by performing an unexpected duet with her at a shopping mall.

He was in a music store when he overheard his hit 'Thinking Out Loud' being performed by 13-year-old Sydney for a charity fundraiser, so he joined her on stage and the teenager remained surprisingly calm with the Brit winner beside her.

He's also recently visited a poorly fan in hospital and even turned up as a surprise guest at a wedding, to perform one of his tracks for the first dance.

4. He loves animals

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Image caption Ed has a grey cat called Graham

Ed famously adopted a little kitten and named it Graham.

The singer took to social media to introduce his fans to his new furry friend.

Ed posted: "So basically this one month old kitten was gonna get put down so I adopted him and called him Graham. Just bought Graham a bed and snacks."

So cute!

5. He's brilliant at Lego

In his hit song 'Lego House' Ed sang the lyrics "I'm gonna pick up the pieces, and build a Lego house. If things go wrong we can knock it down."

So Newsround set him the challenge of building a house out of Lego whilst answering your questions.. check this out!

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Watch Ed build a Lego house

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