It's seriously crazy to me that Ed Sheeran is only turning 26 years old today... I mean, he's one of the best artists around and he's SO young! I think we all tend to forget how young he is because he is so wise and has such heart-wrenching lyrics.

ANYWAY - let's celebrate Ed's big 2-6 with 10 of his best moments

Like here he is with a baby:

Glad he got his mums looks mate @example

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And this time he 'ate his own nose':

Bite my nose to spite my face/cake (it's a cake by the way, I ate my own nose)

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Or when he was hanging out in just, you know, underwear and a cowboy hat as he does:

The stripped version of 'Beer, boots and boobs ' is out next month

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This time that he flawlessly photobombed Taylor Swift and her bestie Abigail and Abigail's fiance 

"Love actually is all around." Congratulations guys ❤️ @abigail_lauren @teddysphotos

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Just, this outfit:

Motel

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The moment he let us know that we were getting new music from him:

Hello 2017...

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And when he was like 'hey look at me fight this sumo wrestler':

Yama + Keena @zoerainphoto

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When he had some thoughts on his wax figure:

Met my waxwork at Madame Tussaud, he didn't say much but he's got a bulge so it's all good

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When Taylor Swift shared this story about his beautiful song 'Thinking Out Loud':

Looking back on the highlights of my life, there's a moment I'll never forget from a day in London about two years ago. I was in town to play the O2 and I was out shopping on my day off. My friend Ed Sheeran met up with me in this little shop where I was buying ballet shoes. He walks in and says "you have to hear this new song. I think it's the best one I've ever written." And then, as usual, he pulls out his phone and gives me headphones. I sat there on a bench in that store and heard 'Thinking Out Loud' for the first time, as little kids were picking out tutus and leotards next to us. Little did we know it would go on to be first dance song at countless weddings all over the world, become Ed's biggest hit, and eventually go on to win him Song of the Year at the 2016 Grammys. Ed and I had been on tour together all year on the Red Tour and we saw each other almost every day. I lived for the moments he would burst into my dressing room with a new song to play me. It happened so often that it became normal, and I don't think he ever knew how much it meant to me that he wanted me to hear his songs first. I don't think he ever knew how inspired I was by his drive and passion to constantly create new art. But it's his 25th birthday today, so I'm saying it now. You deserve everything you have, and everything you will continue to achieve, Ed. And an extra congratulations to the incredible Amy Wadge on your two Grammys.

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And when he just shared this incredibly beautiful song with the world which we can only imagine is about his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, who Ed actually met in high school and has said he is 'excited to marry' (I MEANNNNN):

My. Heart.

We had so much fun hanging out with Ed in studio on Valentine's day - but hopefully he gets to spend his birthday with his loved ones today :) Love you Ed!


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