Complete List Of Ed Sheeran Albums And Discography

Ed Sheeran Albums

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This Complete List Of Ed Sheeran Albums And Songs presents the full discography of  Ed Sheeran studio albums. Ed Sheeran was born in 1991. He hails from the area of Halifax, West Yorkshire, England.  This complete Ed Sheeran discography also includes every single live album. All these popular Ed Sheeran albums have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each Ed Sheeran album as well as all original album covers. Every Ed Sheeran album listed below showcases the entire album tracklisting.

ED SHEERAN STUDIO ALBUMS

+ (Plus)

Released September 9, 2011

“Plus” marks the debut album of English musician Ed Sheeran, unveiled on September 9, 2011, by Asylum Records and Atlantic Records. This album stands as Sheeran’s first major commercial success, following the release of five EPs on his own. The production saw significant contributions from Jake Gosling and Sheeran himself, with No I.D., a notable American hip hop producer, also adding to the production efforts.

The release of “Plus” was eagerly anticipated, especially after the success of its initial singles, “The A Team” and “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You,” which secured the third and fourth spots on the UK Singles Chart, respectively. The third single, “Lego House,” launched on November 11, 2011, continued the trend by reaching the fifth position in the UK. The album also featured “Drunk,” “Small Bump,” and “Give Me Love” as singles in the subsequent year, all of which landed within the UK Singles Chart’s top 25. Globally, “Plus” has achieved over 4 million sales.

Critics generally gave “Plus” favorable reviews. It made a striking debut at the top of the UK Albums Chart, with initial sales surpassing 102,000 copies. In the US, it peaked at number five on the Billboard 200, with 42,000 copies sold in the first week, marking the most significant debut by a British artist’s first studio album since Susan Boyle’s “I Dreamed a Dream” in 2009. In the 2010s, “Plus” was the ninth highest-selling album in the UK.

Ed Sheeran, after finishing school at 16, invested his student grant in rail tickets, journeying across the UK to perform at open-mic nights, often staying on friends’ couches. His persistence in the live scene paid off when, after four years, he encountered Jamie Foxx in Los Angeles, who played a pivotal role in Sheeran’s path to success.

In 2010, during a challenging period in the UK, Sheeran ventured to Los Angeles, where he caught the attention of Foxx’s associate at an open-mic event. This encounter led to a performance on Foxx’s radio show and free studio time, providing Sheeran with a surreal experience in the music industry. Additionally, Sheeran’s YouTube performance of “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You” attracted significant attention, further elevating his profile.

Sheeran’s signing with Atlantic Records and Elton John’s management, Rocket, marked a significant milestone in his career, with John himself taking a keen interest in Sheeran’s work. Sheeran, who started playing guitar at 11, cites The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and particularly Damien Rice as significant influences on his music. This influence is evident in “Plus,” where Sheeran aimed for a consistent sound across all tracks, achieving a cohesive album that reflects his musical vision.

Influenced by artists like Eminem, Nizlopi, and Damien Rice, “Plus” showcases Sheeran’s acoustic guitar work, devoid of backing bands or beats. The album’s lyricism, deeply personal to Sheeran, ranges from hip-hop influences to soft-toned vocal performances. With a mix of genres, “Plus” includes R&B-flavored tracks like “Grade 8” and folk-hop tunes such as “Drunk.” Sheeran’s songs often explore themes of self-doubt and personal experiences, with a narrative style reminiscent of Van Morrison. The album also delves into darker themes in tracks like “The City,” portraying street-life and homelessness, and concludes with “Give Me Love,” featuring the traditional Scottish folk song “The Parting Glass” as a hidden track.

CD Track Listings:

1. The a Team
2. Drunk
3. U.N.I
4. Grade 8
5. Wake Me Up
6. Small Bump
7. This
8. The City
9. Lego House
10. You Need Me, I Don’t Need You
11. Kiss Me
12. Give Me Love
13. CD Rom Track

× (“Multiply“)

Released June 23, 2014

Ed Sheeran’s sophomore album, “Multiply,” made its debut on June 20, 2014, in Australia and New Zealand, followed by a global release on June 23 via Asylum and Atlantic Records. Garnering favorable reviews, the album soared to the top charts in 15 nations, including the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200, securing its place as a global hit. The album led the sales charts in 2014 across Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and the UK, with notable singles such as “Sing,” “Don’t,” “Thinking Out Loud,” “Bloodstream” (in collaboration with Rudimental), and “Photograph.”

“Sing” marked Sheeran’s first chart-topping single in the UK, also making significant strides in the US and other countries. “Don’t” followed, achieving top 10 status in the UK and US. “Thinking Out Loud” reached number one in 12 countries, signifying Sheeran’s international appeal. The album’s success was further underscored by its multiple platinum certifications, including a 4× Platinum status in the US.

In 2014, Spotify recognized “Multiply” as the year’s most-streamed album globally, with over 430 million streams. The album’s significant sales led to its 12× Platinum certification in the UK, marking it as one of the decade’s best-selling albums. “Multiply” shattered records, including surpassing Adele’s record for the longest-charting top 10 album in UK history. It clinched the Brit Award for British Album of the Year in 2015 and received nominations at the 57th Grammy Awards.

The creation of “Multiply” involved Sheeran paring down hundreds of songs to 15 new tracks, influenced by his work with producers like Rubin and Benny Blanco, which steered the album towards a neo-soul-funk sound. Despite this shift, songs such as “I’m a Mess” and “Thinking Out Loud” remained grounded in personal narratives about Sheeran’s relationships at the time.

The album showcases a diverse range of influences and narratives, from the quiet introspection of “One” to the confessional tone of “I’m a Mess.” Collaborations with artists like Pharrell Williams brought a fresh dynamic to tracks like “Sing,” with Sheeran exploring new musical territories. The album’s content addresses themes from heartbreak and personal reflection to Sheeran’s experiences with fame and love, culminating in a collection that captures a broad spectrum of human emotion and experience.

CD Track Listings:

1. “One”
2. “I’m A Mess”
3. “Sing”
4. “Don’t”
5. “Nina”
6. “Photograph”
7. “Bloodstream”
8. “Tenerife Sea”
9. “Runaway”
10. “The Man”
11. “Thinking Out Loud”
12. “Afire Love”

÷ (“Divide“)

Released March 3, 2017

Ed Sheeran’s “Divide,” his third studio release, arrived on March 3, 2017, under the banners of Asylum Records and Atlantic Records. With “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape of You” leading as initial singles on January 6, 2017, the album clinched the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 60th Grammy Awards. By October 2023, its deluxe edition had ascended to become Spotify’s second most streamed album ever.

Dominating the UK charts, “Divide” sold 672,000 units in its debut week, setting records as the quickest-selling album by a male artist in the UK, trailing only behind Adele’s “25” and Oasis’ “Be Here Now.” The album reigned supreme in over 25 regions globally, including the US, Canada, and Australia, and was crowned the top-selling album of 2017 worldwide by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. By October 2019, it stood as the fifth best-selling album of the 21st century in the UK.

The album’s tracks made a sweeping impact, landing in the top 20 of the UK Singles Chart upon release. This unprecedented chart dominance sparked discussions about revising the compilation of the singles chart, prompting the Official Charts Company to implement new rules to diversify the top 100 entries and adjust streaming-to-sales ratios for older tracks. “Perfect,” the album’s fourth single, soared to number one in the US, Australia, and the UK, capturing the 2017 Christmas number one spot in the UK.

Sheeran promoted “Divide” with a global tour, spanning 260 shows from March 16, 2017, to August 26, 2019, setting records as the most attended and highest-grossing tour ever.

Sheeran’s hiatus from social media ended on December 13, 2016, when he hinted at his return and upcoming music, culminating in the release of “Divide” on March 3, 2017. The album broke streaming records on Spotify on its release day and continued to garner significant attention on platforms like YouTube.

Singles from “Divide” included the chart-topping “Castle on the Hill,” “Shape of You,” “Galway Girl,” “Perfect,” and “Happier,” with “How Would You Feel (Paean)” and “Supermarket Flowers” released as promotional singles. The album’s success led to changes in chart compilation rules to accommodate new artists and ensure chart diversity, highlighting the significant impact of Sheeran’s work on the music industry. In the US, “Divide” debuted atop the Billboard 200, further cementing Sheeran’s status as a global music phenomenon.

CD Track Listings:

1. “Eraser”
2. “Castle On The Hill”
3. “Dive”
4. “Shape Of You”
5. “Perfect”
6. “Galway Girl”
7. “Happier”
8. “New Man”
9. “Hearts Don’t Break Around Here”
10. “What Do I Know?”
11. “How Would You Feel (Paean)”
12. “Supermarket Flowers”
Deluxe edition
13. “Barcelona”
14. “Bibia Be Ye Ye”
15. “Nancy Mulligan”
16. “Save Myself”

No.6 Collaborations Project

Released July 12, 2019

Ed Sheeran’s fourth studio venture, “No.6 Collaborations Project,” made its debut on July 12, 2019, via Asylum and Atlantic Records, showcasing a plethora of collaborative tracks with artists like Khalid, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, and many others. This album serves as a follow-up to his 2011 EP “No. 5 Collaborations Project.”

The album launched eight singles, starting with “I Don’t Care” in collaboration with Justin Bieber, which topped the UK Singles Chart and secured the second spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Other singles include “Cross Me,” “Beautiful People,” “Blow,” “Best Part of Me,” “Antisocial,” “South of the Border,” and “Take Me Back to London.” Despite mixed critical reception, the album debuted at the top of the charts in the UK and the US and received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album.

Sheeran initially teased the album on May 23, 2019, expressing his excitement to revisit the collaborative project concept he began before his major record deal. The full tracklist, featuring 15 songs diverging from his typical 12-track format, was fully unveiled on June 18, 2019, after teasing a redacted version.

Upon its release, “No.6 Collaborations Project” quickly climbed the charts, with “I Don’t Care” making a significant impact as the lead single. Following singles continued to chart successfully in various countries, with “Beautiful People” and “Take Me Back to London” each securing the number one position in the UK.

The album not only topped the US Billboard 200 but also achieved notable success in the UK, being the fastest-selling album of 2019 at one point. It also reached the number one spot in 14 other countries and was among the top-selling albums globally in 2019. In China, the album saw significant sales across various music platforms, highlighting its worldwide appeal.

CD Track Listings:

1. “Beautiful People” (featuring Khalid)
2. “South Of The Border” (featuring Camila Cabello and Cardi B)
3. “Cross Me” (featuring Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock)
4. “Take Me Back To London” (featuring Stormzy)
5. “Best Part Of Me” (featuring Yebba)
6. “I Don’t Care” (with Justin Bieber)
7. “Antisocial” (featuring Travis Scott)
8. “Remember The Name” (featuring Eminem and 50 Cent)
9. “Feels” (featuring Young Thug and J Hus)
10. “Put It All On Me” (featuring Ella Mai)
11. “Nothing On You” (featuring Paulo Londra and Dave)
12. “I Don’t Want Your Money” (featuring H.E.R.)
13. “1000 Nights” (featuring Meek Mill and A Boogie wit da Hoodie)
14. “Way To Break My Heart” (featuring Skrillex)
15. “Blow” (with Bruno Mars and Chris Stapleton)

= (“Equals“)

Released October 29, 2021

“Equals” marks the fifth studio release from Ed Sheeran, launching on October 29, 2021, under Asylum and Atlantic Records. The album, featuring singles like “Bad Habits,” “Shivers,” and “Overpass Graffiti,” received a mixed reception from critics, who noted Sheeran’s attempt at new musical directions but critiqued the production. “Equals” soared to the top of the charts in multiple countries, including the UK, US, and Australia.

A special Christmas edition, released on December 3, 2021, included a track with Elton John titled “Merry Christmas.” The tour edition, out on May 27, 2022, added tracks from the film “Yesterday,” new songs, and several remixes, including collaborations with Taylor Swift, Lil Baby, and Fireboy DML.

A French version released on November 4, 2022, featured additional tracks and a collaboration with Vianney. The album saw significant global sales, becoming one of the top-selling albums of 2021.

Sheeran teased the album as a personal “coming-of-age” record, reflecting on major life changes such as marriage and fatherhood. The lead single “Bad Habits” and subsequent releases like “Shivers” and “Overpass Graffiti” achieved notable chart success in the UK and the US. The album’s promotional and tour strategies included unique remixes and live performances, contributing to its widespread acclaim and commercial success, particularly in the UK and US markets.

CD Track Listings:

1. “Tides”
2. “Shivers”
3. “First Times”
4. “Bad Habits”
5. “Overpass Graffiti”
6. “The Joker And The Queen”
7. “Leave Your Life”
8. “Collide”
9. “2step”
10. “Stop The Rain”
11. “Love In Slow Motion”
12. “Visiting Hours”
13. “Sandman”
14. “Be Right Now”
15. “Afterglow”

– (Subtract)

“Subtract,” the latest album from English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, was launched on May 5, 2023, under Asylum and Atlantic Records. The album showcases an acoustic direction with Aaron Dessner of The National handling production across all songs. Collaborating on the production of the lead single “Eyes Closed” were Fred Again, Max Martin, and Shellback, with “Boat” and “Life Goes On” released as the second and third singles, respectively. Notably, the album was also presented as a visual album, featuring music videos for twelve out of its fourteen tracks, with the videos for “Eyes Closed” and “Boat” being released prior to the album launch. “Subtract” follows Sheeran’s 2021 album “=” and marks the end of his series of mathematically themed albums.

The album was well-received by critics and achieved significant commercial success, securing the top position in charts across numerous countries including Australia, the UK, Germany, and Ireland, and making it into the top ten in the US, Canada, Italy, and Spain.

Ed Sheeran unveiled the album’s title, tracklist, and release date on March 1, 2023, across all social media platforms, and announced a mini-European tour to promote the lead single. Aaron Dessner, known for his work with Taylor Swift on her albums “Folklore” and “Evermore,” co-wrote and produced the album with Sheeran, resulting in a collection of fourteen tracks from their initial thirty-song collaboration. Sheeran also announced private shows in North America to further promote the album in late April 2023.

Upon release, “Subtract” quickly rose to prominence in the UK, becoming 2023’s fastest-selling album at that time, and performed impressively in the US, Canada, and other international markets.

Track Listing:

Standard Edition:

  1. “Boat” – 3:05
  2. “Salt Water” – 3:59
  3. “Eyes Closed” (Sheeran, Max Martin, Johan Schuster, Fred Gibson) – 3:14
  4. “Life Goes On” (Sheeran) – 3:30
  5. “Dusty” – 3:42
  6. “End of Youth” (Sheeran) – 3:51
  7. “Colourblind” (Sheeran) – 3:29
  8. “Curtains” – 3:44
  9. “Borderline” – 3:57
  10. “Spark” – 3:34
  11. “Vega” – 2:58
  12. “Sycamore” – 2:50
  13. “No Strings” – 2:54
  14. “The Hills of Aberfeldy” (Sheeran, Foy Vance) – 3:15

Autumn Variations

“Autumn Variations” is Ed Sheeran’s seventh studio album, released on September 29, 2023, through Gingerbread Man Records. Aaron Dessner produced the entire album, with Bryce Dessner co-producing the track “Spring.” This release marks Sheeran’s second album of 2023 and is notable as the first album where Sheeran holds the copyright.

Sheeran announced “Autumn Variations” on social media on August 24, 2023, drawing inspiration from personal life changes and Elgar’s “Enigma Variations.” The album, released independently on Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records, did not feature traditional singles or music videos, although “American Town” received radio play in Italy.

The “Fan Living Room Sessions” edition, featuring live recordings in fans’ living rooms, was released on October 2, 2023. Sheeran performed several tracks from the album during his Amazon Music Live concert and throughout his 2023 tours.

Commercially, the album debuted at number one in the UK and entered the Billboard 200 in the US at number four, highlighting Sheeran’s continued success in the music industry.

Track Listings:

Standard Edition:

  1. “Magical” – 3:14
  2. “England” – 3:46
  3. “Amazing” – 4:05
  4. “Plastic Bag” – 3:49
  5. “Blue” (Ed Sheeran, Foy Vance) – 2:33
  6. “American Town” – 3:17
  7. “That’s on Me” – 3:47
  8. “Page” – 3:51
  9. “Midnight” – 2:59
  10. “Spring” (Ed Sheeran, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner; produced by A. Dessner, B. Dessner) – 2:58
  11. “Punchline” – 3:26
  12. “When Will I Be Alright” – 2:55
  13. “The Day I Was Born” – 4:12
  14. “Head > Heels” – 4:13

Fan Living Room Sessions Edition:

  1. “Magical” (Live from Brantlie’s Living Room) – 2:54
  2. “England” (Live from Maynard’s Living Room) – 3:21
  3. “Amazing” (Live from Kia’s Living Room) – 2:54
  4. “Plastic Bag” (Live from Alex’s Living Room) – 3:38
  5. “Blue” (Live from Sarom’s Living Room) – 2:21
  6. “American Town” (Live from Kari’s Living Room) – 3:15
  7. “That’s on Me” (Live from Narine’s Living Room) – 3:11
  8. “Page” (Live from Deborah’s Living Room) – 3:31
  9. “Midnight” (Live from John’s Living Room) – 2:31
  10. “Spring” (Live from Emily’s Living Room) – 2:33
  11. “Punchline” (Live from Holly’s Living Room) – 3:06
  12. “When Will I Be Alright” (Live from Kristen’s Living Room) – 2:46
  13. “The Day I Was Born” (Live from Danielle’s Living Room) – 3:34
  14. “Head > Heels” (Live from Keira’s Living Room) – 3:52

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The Slumdon Bridge

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Live and in Session

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