Last night in London, the first-ever BBC Music Awards took place and after a host of spectacular performances, at the end of the night, Ed Sheeran was crowned the ‘British Artist of the Year’.
It’s not surprising really when you look back at what the musician has achieved over the past couple of years – in particular this year with his second album ‘X’.
Speaking with the BBC, Ed took time to praise music-streaming service Spotify – a service that his close pal Taylor Swift removed all her music from. He explained to that he feels like the service has helped boost his career greatly and helped him reach new audiences.
“My music has been streamed 860 million times, which means that it’s getting out to people. I’m playing sold-out gigs in South America, I’ve sold out arenas in Korea and south-east Asia.”
“I don’t think I’d be able to do that without Spotify. For me, Spotify is not even a necessary evil. It helps me do what I want to do.” Ed added.
Ed admitted that Taylor might feel differently because she’s been around a lot longer than him, so her dislike of Spotify could be a ‘generational’ issue.
Ed also revealed to Heat magazine that he’s been trying to set Tay up a lot over the past two years but somehow his matches never work out for the blonde beauty. He’s given up now, possibly because of her failed romance with his BFF Harry Styles and said:
“That happened a bit in the past. She did the same for me, friends do that – they find friends you’ll get on with.” he explained.
The ‘Thinking Out Loud’ hitmaker added: “I’ve been in a relationship for a while now and she’s, Taylor’s in a relationship with her music!”
Did you see Ed’s performance at the BBC Music Awards last night? Check it out below if you haven’t. Also, we want to know, was he a worthy winner of ‘British Artist of the Year’?