He’s one of the most played artists on 89.7 Bay with dozens of international music awards to his name.
But life wasn’t always easy for Ed Sheeran.
The Shape Of You hitmaker, 28, has opened up about being bullied at school.
He revealed he used to ‘cry every single day’ before he found music.
Ed said he was bullied for having ginger hair, wearing glasses and having a stutter during primary school.
In an interview for Love Music Hate Racism, Ed said: ‘Because I was ginger so I was instantly ripped into from the day I started school.
‘I was ginger, had a stutter, wore huge glasses, was just a bit odd, but then as I got older I kind of loved it.’
He added: ‘I hated primary school with a passion. I would cry every single day.’
Thankfully, Ed said he came into his own at secondary school when he discovered music.
He said: ‘I got to high school and started playing guitar.
Then I joined a band and music is just one of these things which gives you confidence and you’re suddenly like ‘wow I can actually do something well”.
Ed married his childhood sweetheart Cherry in January.