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Ed Sheeran at Staples Center: The boy next door steals hearts
Ed Sheeran at Staples Center: The boy next door steals hearts

In 2012, a hard-strumming British singer named Ed Sheeran performed his first Los Angeles gig at the tiny Hotel Cafe, capacity 165. Roughly a year later, the young beatbox troubadour sold out the Nokia Theatre on his 22nd birthday -- capacity 7,100. On Wednesday, he returned to an effusive reception from about 20,000 fans at Staples Center. At his rate, he'll be playing multiple nights at Dodger Stadium by the time he hits 30.  Of course, Sheeran is no stranger to big arenas. Taylor Swift, who collaborated with him on her song "Everything Has Changed," invited him to open her recent Red Tour. He accrued thousands of new fans, many of whom seem to have fallen hard...

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