There hasn't been a redheaded male pop star as popular as Ed Sheeran since Rick Astley. (Unless you consider Elton John to be a redhead). But, let's move past his hair color. Sheeran received his Guinness World Records certificate for "the longest climb to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart" this week!
"It took Sheeran 19 weeks to reach No. 1 with his hit single "Thinking Out Loud," between July 5, 2014 and November 8, 2014," Billboard reports. "The record was previously held by Celine Dion, who's single 'Think Twice' took 13 long weeks to make it to No. 1 on the same chart."
Despite Sheeran's commercial success, not everyone is a fan of his music, especially Morrissey. In a recent email interview with Boulder Weekly, Morrissey said, "It's very rare that a record label does something for the good of music. Thus we are force-fed such as Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith, which at least means that things can't possibly get any worse."
Here are some things Sheeran has shared about himself. Quotation above via theguardian.com.