Famed Italian tenor Bocelli has achieved worldwide fame and popularity with heartfelt singing that pulls on the hearts strings of its listeners. Though Bocelli is certifiably blind, it hasn't inhibited the tenor from finding inspiration in everyday life and rising to prominence with oftentimes sorrowful ballads.
Ed Sheeran is a mixed-genre singer/songwriter from Halifax, United Kingdom whose fascinating mash-up of grime and acoustic folk has many scratching their heads in bemused wonder as they run out to buy tickets to his next concert. In the year 2009 alone, Ed Sheeran performed at over 300 gigs, a feat that only increased the songwriter's already tremendous success as a musically progressive force since emerging in 2005. Following Sheeran's second independent EP release, Loose Change in 2010, word about the particularly talented young singer/songwriter had already made its way across the Atlantic, and his excellent reputation was almost immediately ensured amongst indie connoisseurs throughout the United States. Since being picked up by the renowned label Atlantic Records in 2011, Ed Sheeran's take on acoustic grime is about to take his success to a whole new level.