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In London, Sheeran began recording in 2005. He released his first EP, the Orange Room EP, the first of that year. In 2006, he released a self-titled album (Ed Sheeran) and in 2007 he released another album (Want Some?). All of his releases were a massive success in the London area and he started to become more popular by playing numerous gigs a year; he played 312 gigs in 2009.

In February 2010, Ed Sheeran posted a video of himself singing "You Need Me, I Don't Need You" through SB.tv. In this video, he succeeded in showing off his "diverse music style." This video was viewed worldwide that year by half a million people, including rapper Example. Recently after the video became popular, he asked Sheeran to go on tour with him and perform at his shows which Sheeran happily said yes to.
Going out on a limb, Sheeran packed his bags and traveled to Los Angeles, California in April 2010. He started to play open mic nights in the city in order to get his name out in America. By 2012, Sheeran rose to fame in the United States as his music was downloaded and became more popular on this side of the globe.

Through YouTube and playing gigs on his own, Sheeran's fan-base increased and he became more popular worldwide. Since his career began, he has become an award winner, a single and album releaser, a Billboard Top 10 singer, an Olympics performer, and a crush and inspiration to teenage girls worldwide.
"You Need Me, I Don't Need You"
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