- Ed Sheeran fans may have been left a little shocked or disappointed for the singer when he didn’t land any major nominations at the 2018 Grammys, but it looks like the singer isn’t all too bothered.
In fact the Shape of You chart-topper had the best response to his Grammy snub, saying that his validation comes from ‘genuine people’ enjoying his songs – not awards. As the news of the 2018 nominations was announced on Tuesday we can’t help notice some names missing from the top categories but in an interview on The Ellen Show the 26-year-old revealed he wasn’t too fussed on missing out on Album of the Year or Song of the Year.
‘My outlook on it is like, some years you have your year and some years you don’t have your year, and maybe this year wasn’t my year,’ he began. When Ellen said Shape Of You has never left her head, Ed replied: ‘But that’s the point, that’s where you win. That’s where the validation comes from, where you actually see people—genuine people—enjoying the songs.’
The singer, who recently teamed up with Beyonce for a duet of his song Perfect, said that he’d rather have a lasting impact than win awards. He said: ‘I’d rather have, like, a lifetime of people coming up to me and saying, like, “This song affects me in this way, in a positive way,” and like, “This song is my wedding song,” “This song was my first kiss,” than anything else. I think that’s where the validation comes.’
Ed won big at the Grammys in 2016 with single Thinking Out Loud, which took home the gong for Song of the Year and Pop Solo Performance. Ed’s album Divide was 2017’s second best selling album so a nomination was very much expected but we think his response to the outrage is an absolute winner.
The singer barely touches the nominations list only earning a nod for Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal album, missing out on all the major categories. Official Charts are calling though as Perfect, the duet with Bey , is a potential Christmas number one. Either way, 2017 has definitely been a good year for Ed whether or not he got noms for the bigger Grammys.