Ed Sheeran: Awards ceremonies ‘full of resentment and hate’ | Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran He described the award ceremonies as “horrific” and admitted that he often left them “feeling sad”.
After appearing in MTV Video Music Awards In New York on September 12, he told Audacy’s The Julia Show, “The room is full of resentment and hatred towards everyone else, it’s a totally uncomfortable atmosphere. A lot of people want others to fail and I don’t like that.”
Shift the blame from fellow musicians. “All artists are nice people, but they are surrounded by edges that want them to win as well, so one artist is surrounded by 10 people and another artist is surrounded by 10 people and everyone kind of deals with each other.”
Sheeran said the US celebrations were worse than their UK counterparts, where “everyone gets drunk and no one really cares who wins or loses”.
He said his feelings were common among his peers. “People feel the same way I do at those award shows. I talked to people and they said, ‘I was really depressed after that… It’s really, really awful atmosphere to be there.’” I always walk away feeling sad and I don’t like it.”
Over the course of his career, Sheeran has been nominated for 328 different awards and won 117 of them, including four Grammy Awards, four British Awards and four Ivor Novello Awards.
His fourth solo album == was released on October 29. He described the butterflies on the album’s cover as representing “a new life,” including his experiences of marrying, becoming a father and the loss of friend and mentor Michael Godinsky, an Australian record label executive who died in March.
The lead single, Bad Habits, was number one in the UK for 11 weeks. Sheeran is set to replace himself at the top on Friday with the album’s second single, Shivers. It would become his 11th in the UK, giving him a 52-week total in the lead. Only Elvis Presley (80 weeks) and The Beatles (69) spent more time at number one.
In 2017, the official charting company UK Singles Scheme rules changed After Sheeran’s latest album, ÷, 16 songs propelled them into the top 20 in their week of release due to their success on streaming platforms. After that, only the artist’s three most popular songs were eligible to be included in the top 100.