He is one of the best-selling artists in the world and has sold more than 150 million records since he entered the music scene in 2011.
Still, Ed Sheeran was told he would never make it as a star because of his ginger hair, and he was told by previous management to give up rapping.
His current manager, Stuart Camp, who assisted Ed's rise, made the claim about an unnamed company that he acquired in 2011.
Print: Ed Sheeran was told he would never make it into the music industry with ginger hair and was told to quit rapping early in his career
Stuart told The Sun, “The other management actually stepped down from him because they said he wasn't going anywhere.
"He had to drop the loop pedal, dye his hair black, and give up tapping."
Ed had taken a break from making music last month after giving birth to his first daughter Lyra with wife Cherry Seaborn.
However, manager Stuart recently said of the Straight Up podcast: “We have now started recording. We'll probably post a record around this time next year.
“I look at a piece of paper that actually has the track list for the album after the next. He always has an album or two in front of him. & # 39;
Meteoric Rise: Ed is one of the best-selling artists in the world. Since entering the music scene in 2011, more than 150 million records have been sold
Last year Ed announced that he would cry every day after school after being ridiculed by colleagues for his ginger hair, glasses, and a stutter.
Despite his "strange" and "quirky" looks, the musician said it was his differences that ultimately led to his musical success.
During an interview with DJ Nihal and rapper Dave for the Love Music Hate Racism campaign group, the singer also revealed that it was music that eventually brought him confidence and allowed him to adapt.
When asked if he felt any different at school, Ed replied, “Well, because I was ginger, I was drawn into school right away from day one.
“Ginger, had a stutter, wore huge glasses, just a little weird, but as I got older I kind of loved it.
Speaking: Ed's current manager, Stuart Camp (pictured), who led his promotion, announced that Ed had been instructed to dye his hair black and stop rapping
"I've always looked a little quirky and I've never had much luck with girls. It was always like looking a little weird. Then when I started playing music every time I did a gig, everyone said: "Oh, it's the ginger guy with the little guitar & # 39; & # 39; and you will be reminded for it.
“And then all of a sudden you start to gain a bit of attraction because you are unforgettable. What I always say to kids now is that it's great to be weird. & # 39;
Ed now topped the charts with his worldwide success, describing the once upon a time when he cried every day after returning home from elementary school.
Family time: Ed took a break from making music last month after giving birth to his first daughter Lyra with wife Cherry Seaborn
He said, “I hated elementary school out of passion. I would cry every day.
"And then I got into high school and started playing guitar. I got into a band and music is just one of those things that gives you confidence and suddenly you're like, 'Wow, I can actually do something good'.
“Before I got myself a guitar, I literally didn't do anything.
“I went to an elementary school that was pretty athletic and I couldn't do any sports and that was it. So you were cool.
"If you're good at football you're cool and I wasn't good at football, but when I started high school it was such a melting pot of different things that I started playing guitar and adapting."
Meanwhile, comedy show Spitting Image revamped its Ed doll earlier this month over fear of sticking a carrot on the singer's head, which would offend the ginger folks.
Instead, designers have replaced the carrot with beet leaves.
The last minute change was made after TV managers previewed the show and feared it would cause too much trouble.
The satirical puppet show, which was seen by 15 million viewers in its heyday, returns on BritBox.
Change: Earlier this month, comedy show Spitting Image redesigned its Ed doll over fear of sticking a carrot on the singer's head, which would offend Ginger folks
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