On returning to England Ed was starting to make waves in the industry and on the internet with videos he had posted to YouTube. He was gaining fans overnight and when he released his album No.5 Collaborations his first single “The A Team” shot to the top of the digital charts in the UK. He soon landed spots on British talk shows like Late Night with Jools Holland and quickly became respected in the musical community by his peers – artists like One Direction cite him as an inspiration! Slowly but surely his music is catching on across the pond, his song “Give Me Love” was featured in an episode of The Vampire Diaries.
He won a 2012 Brit Award for Best British Breakthrough and Best British Male Solo Artist and performed at the closing ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics.