Ed Sheeran’s rise to fame is documented for the first time in unseen exhibition photos

Ed Sheeran‘s incredible rise to music success has been documented by his dad John, in a never-before-seen exhibition.

The Sing hitmakers’ journey to fame from an adorable red-haired toddler to a tattooed heartthrob is shown through the display of snaps and memorabilia set to open in his hometown of Ipswich on Tuesday.

Ed, 28, has of course become one of the UK’s biggest music stars after first rising to prominence in 2011 with his debut album Plus (+).

Incredible: Ed Sheeran's incredible rise to music success has been documented by his dad John, in a never-before-seen exhibition

Incredible: Ed Sheeran's incredible rise to music success has been documented by his dad John, in a never-before-seen exhibition

Incredible: Ed Sheeran’s incredible rise to music success has been documented by his dad John, in a never-before-seen exhibition

In the showcase, Ed’s incredible body of 60 tattoos takes centre stage in a still from the video for his 2017 single Shape Of You.

Alongside his beloved guitar, the Suffolk-born singer’s idyllic childhood is displayed through various photographs and sculptures, including one which shows him as an adorable red-haired toddler.

A prized addition also comes in the form of Ed’s puppet replica from the video for his 2014 track Sing.

The exhibition was put together to coincide with Ed’s return to his hometown for the final dates of his Divide tour at Chantry Park.

Cute: The display documents Ed's life growing up in Ipswich, including some unseen images as a red-hair toddler (above)

Cute: The display documents Ed's life growing up in Ipswich, including some unseen images as a red-hair toddler (above)

Cute: The display documents Ed’s life growing up in Ipswich, including some unseen images as a red-hair toddler (above)

Adorable: The exhibition features several images and drawings from Ed's childhood, as he prepares to return home for the final dates of his Divide tour next week

Adorable: The exhibition features several images and drawings from Ed's childhood, as he prepares to return home for the final dates of his Divide tour next week

Adorable: The exhibition features several images and drawings from Ed’s childhood, as he prepares to return home for the final dates of his Divide tour next week

Throwback: Also in the exhibition is his puppet doppelganger that appeared in the video for his 2014 track Sing

Throwback: Also in the exhibition is his puppet doppelganger that appeared in the video for his 2014 track Sing

Throwback: Also in the exhibition is his puppet doppelganger that appeared in the video for his 2014 track Sing

Legendary: It also features plenty of music memorabilia, as well as his beloved guitar, showing his rise to prominence after breaking into the scene in 2011

Legendary: It also features plenty of music memorabilia, as well as his beloved guitar, showing his rise to prominence after breaking into the scene in 2011

Legendary: It also features plenty of music memorabilia, as well as his beloved guitar, showing his rise to prominence after breaking into the scene in 2011

Ed rose to prominence in 2011 with his debut album Plus (+), featuring the singles Lego House and The A Team, and went onto win the BRIT Award for Best Male Solo Artist and Best Breakthrough Act.

The iconic star then released his follow-up Multiply (x) in 2014, with the tracks Sing, Don’t and Thinking Out Loud, along with Photograph which was released as a single in 2015.

His much-anticipated third album Divide (÷) was finally launched in 2017, after sparking fan hysteria with the singles Castle On The Hill and Shape Of You.

Ed then released No. 6 Collaborations Project earlier this year, which saw him duet with a slew of stars on new tracks, including Justin Bieber, Stormzy and DJ Khalid.

 

 

In total he has won a staggering five BRIT Awards, four Grammys and two MTV VMAs, and his latest tour was recently revealed to be the highest grossing of all time after surpassing U2’s 360 tour.

Sensational: The Ed puppet appears to a star attraction of the exhibition, as the inside look shows it being put into place

Sensational: The Ed puppet appears to a star attraction of the exhibition, as the inside look shows it being put into place

Sensational: The Ed puppet appears to a star attraction of the exhibition, as the inside look shows it being put into place

Throwback: Among the artwork is a painting to reference the cover for his 2017 Album Divide

Throwback: Among the artwork is a painting to reference the cover for his 2017 Album Divide

Throwback: Among the artwork is a painting to reference the cover for his 2017 Album Divide

A legend: Ed will head back to Ipswich starting on Friday (August 23) for the final dates of his worldwide tour which kicked off in 2017

A legend: Ed will head back to Ipswich starting on Friday (August 23) for the final dates of his worldwide tour which kicked off in 2017

A legend: Ed will head back to Ipswich starting on Friday (August 23) for the final dates of his worldwide tour which kicked off in 2017

Sensational: The star has won a staggering five BRIT Awards, four Grammys and two MTV VMAs

Sensational: The star has won a staggering five BRIT Awards, four Grammys and two MTV VMAs

Big money: His Divide tour was also recently revealed to be the highest grossing of all time

Big money: His Divide tour was also recently revealed to be the highest grossing of all time

Sensational: The star has won a staggering five BRIT Awards, four Grammys and two MTV VMAs, and his latest tour was recently revealed to be the highest grossing of all time

Hitched: Away from the stage Ed also tied the knot with long-term girlfriend Cherry Seaborn in Suffolk late last year, but only confirm the news on his newest album in July

Hitched: Away from the stage Ed also tied the knot with long-term girlfriend Cherry Seaborn in Suffolk late last year, but only confirm the news on his newest album in July

Hitched: Away from the stage Ed also tied the knot with long-term girlfriend Cherry Seaborn in Suffolk late last year, but only confirm the news on his newest album in July

Away from the stage Ed also tied the knot with long-term girlfriend Cherry Seaborn in Suffolk late last year, but only confirm the news on his newest album in July

In the interview Ed is asked about the lyrics on his Eminem and 50 Cent collaboration Remember the Name, which say: ‘Watch how the lyrics in the songs might get twisted / My wife wears red, but looks better without the lipstick.’

Ed explained: ‘It was actually before me and Cherry got married and I knew that we’d be married by the point that the song came out. [I thought] Someone’s gonna hear that and be like, “Oh, they’re married!” I didn’t know how that would be construed, but obviously it’s already come out.’

The Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk exhibition opens in Ipswich on Tuesday 20th August.

Riding high: The exhibition was set up by Ed's proud father John, to show fans another look at his idyllic countryside upbringing

Riding high: The exhibition was set up by Ed's proud father John, to show fans another look at his idyllic countryside upbringing

Riding high: The exhibition was set up by Ed’s proud father John, to show fans another look at his idyllic countryside upbringing

Soon: The Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk exhibition opens in Ipswich on Tuesday 20th August

Soon: The Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk exhibition opens in Ipswich on Tuesday 20th August

Soon: The Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk exhibition opens in Ipswich on Tuesday 20th August

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