With over 70 million Ed Sheeran listeners recently confirmed on Spotify, it would make sense that this population has their own unique name to amplify their love of Ed Sheeran’s sound. What are Ed Sheeran fans called?
Ed Sheeran fans are fondly referred to as Sheerios. Sheeran himself co-signed the name Sheerios in a Tweet.
Ed Sheeran has one of the best fan bases in the world. They are proud to be proclaimed Sheerios and even fight for their title on YouTube as the best fan group. Ed Sheeran draws hate and love with his ‘inoffensiveness’. However you feel about him, you can’t deny, there is a population that absolutely is infatuated with him and his work.
Sheeran fans consider themselves a family and are drawn to the lyrics and meaningful messages in his music. They value who Ed Sheeran is as a person from his love of cats to deep insight and mastery level of capturing the human condition in his music.
Sheeran has soared in the charts at neck-breaking speed but he continues to be himself. Being famous to him seems as easy as tying your shoelace, it’s just something you do. Sheerios love how they are able to relate to him and him to them in all social media.
Sheerios agree across the board that his music has changed their lives. His lyrics strike the heart of some of the fans so much that they have tattooed choice lyrics on themselves. At Sheerio gatherings, you meet with ‘friends you don’t know yet’. They gather to show love for Sheeran and his music.
Sheerios is a play on the words ‘Sheeran’ and ‘Cheerio’ as Sheeran is from the UK. Slam it together and you produce one of the cutest names in fandom: Sheerios. It fits. The messages painted with beautiful words that resonate with most fans coupled with an average every day Sheeran combine into the perfect storm of positive vibes.
Sheeran offers audience participation in concert experiences. Sheeran is never to busy to take pictures with fans and include them as backup singers in several songs at his venues. It is an inclusive experience and feels as if you are just hanging out with friends. This personable relationship with his fans makes being a fan an intimate experience and explains why fans treasure Sheeran and each other.
Sheerios feed off Sheeran’s energy and love both the man and his music. So, who is the man behind the fans?
Things You Should Know About Ed Sheeran
Sheeran started playing the guitar at a young age and was writing lyrics near as soon as he could write. He had attended a Damien Rice concert and had the pleasure of meeting him backstage. Rice suggested that he write his own music and Sheeran started putting pen to paper, at 11 years old.
By 14, he was making CDs and released his first EP ‘The Orange Room’. Shereen was playing small venues all over London and getting gigs where he could. Being adept at online media, he posted a video and got the attention of the rapper Example and proceeding touring with him. He gave online performances and hit the iTunes charts before record labels even knew who he was.
Jamie Foxx took an interest in him after he arrived in America in 2010 and Shereen found himself on Sirus radio. One of his songs, ‘I See Fire’ was featured in ‘The Hobbit’. From there, Sheeran’s career was a whirlwind working with the likes of Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, and Chance the Rapper.
His music struck a chord with those superstars as well as those who were not. The lyrics and rhythm translated to a diverse population and it word traveled quickly, and it traveled to royal ears. Prince Charles gave Sheeran an award. The rest is history.
Sweet Stories of Ed Sheeran
Sheerios are right, it is hard not to like a guy of substance and ‘a man of the people’. Here are some of the sweeter stories you may not know and are the kind of stories that feature why Sheerios are Sheerios:
1. His original ‘X’ album had swearing which he promptly removed after a conversation with a cab driver who told him to.
3. Sheeran will burst into the ‘Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ rap because he is an avid fan of the show.
4. Sheeran took 2 ballroom dancers on tour and practiced 5 hours a day practicing for ‘Thinking Outloud’.
Sheeran As A Love Story
Sheeran lives a wonderful life of fans, cats, and music. His Sheerios are his legacy which he proudly includes in his life’s journey. His words are resounding reminders to what it means to be human.