I’m a huge Ed Sheeran fan and I think that he’s smart to take a break out of social media, as announced in late 2015.
He’s just 24 and he’s already made a BIG name for himself in the music and media world.
Have you seen his acoustic performances??? This guy is a genius on the guitar!
From the Guardian:
With 16 million Twitter followers and 5.5 million subscribers on Instagram, he is one of the most avidly monitored British celebrities on social media.
But Ed Sheeran has decided to shun “seeing the world through a screen”, and announced that he is quitting all social media until next autumn at least.
The singer broke the news on Instagram, but apparently will not be in a position to read the tens of thousands of comments: he claims that he is even giving up his phone.
Sheeran announced his withdrawal from social media at the end of a world tour promoting his second album, X, saying that although he was travelling the world, he wasn’t actually seeing it.
Good move, Ed! I am sure that wherever he goes, he’ll still have his fender pro.
“I’m taking a break from my phone, emails and all social media for a while. I’ve had such an amazing ride over the last five years, but I find myself seeing the world through a screen and not my eyes, so I’m taking this opportunity of me not having to be anywhere or do anything to travel the world and see everything I missed.”
Even his family and friends will not be hearing from him. “If you love me, you will understand me buggering off for a bit,” he said.
He was careful to stress that this is a pause, not an end, to his showbiz career: “The third album is on its way and is the best thing I have made thus far. See you all next autumn, and thank you for being amazing.”
Born in West Yorkshire in 1991 and brought up in Suffolk, Sheeran built his career on social media. He released his first recordings independently, then in 2011 scored multi-platinum sales for his first album, +, won the Ivor Novello best song award for the single The A Team, Brit for best male solo artist and best breakthrough artist in 2012, and this year another Ivor Novello and Brit for the second album.