Every Ed Sheeran Music Video From 2006 to Today: Watch His Evolution

This week’s music video evolution is taking a look back at the history of visuals from Ed Sheeran, beginning with 2006’s “Open Your Ears” all the way through 2018’s “Happier.”

Prior to releasing his first official single, Sheeran’s “Open Your Ears” featured an aerial view of a fresh-faced Sheeran as he stood atop a graffiti-covered floor singing, while “Last Night” came out in 2007 and “Let It Out” was released the following year.

The year 2010 saw the release of Sheeran’s debut single and heartbreaking video “The A Team,” a song which he said was inspired by a woman named Angel he once met at a homeless shelter.

“You Need Me, I Don't Need You” came out the following year, as did “Lego House,” which starred Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint playing Sheeran’s obsessive stalker. “Drunk” featured a literal party animal with a booze-drinking DJ cat, while “Small Bump” and “Give Me Love” were released in 2012.

In 2013, the adorable visual for the Taylor Swift-starring “Everything Has Changed” dropped, as did the Hobbit-themed “I See Fire.” The year 2014 brought “One,” a simple, black and white video featuring Sheeran singing alone on an empty stage with nothing but his guitar.

That year, Sheeran also shared the video for “Sing,” which starred a puppet version of the singer who goes on a wild night out at a strip club, barfs confetti and features cameo from the track’s producer Pharrell.

Things were a bit less rowdy in Sheeran’s 2015 video for “Thinking Out Loud,” in which the singer shared an elaborately choreographed dance with Brittany Cherry in a beautiful, dimly lit ballroom. That same year, Ray Liotta starred in “Bloodstream” and “Photograph” featured old video footage of Sheeran as a baby and a young boy.

Jumping to 2017, “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape of You” were released, with the latter currently holding third place on YouTube’s ranking of most-viewed videos to date. Following that, actress Saoirse Ronan starred in “Galway Girl.”

Next came “Bibia Be Ye Ye,” which was was filmed in Ghana. “I visited Ghana last year to make music,” Sheeran wrote on Instagram upon the video’s release. He added that while he was there, he was exposed to “wonderful culture, food, music and scenery” and he wanted to show off the beauty of it all.”

Zoey Deutch went skiing with Sheeran for his next video “Perfect,” while the following year, he teamed up with his buddy Taylor Swift once again for “End Game” and with Eminem for “River.” That brings Ed Sheeran’s music video evolution to his most recent visuals, “Happier,” which saw the return of puppet Ed.

You can watch all of these videos and more below.


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