Listen: Ed Sheeran
The media was up in arms this week when the Grammy nominations were announced Wednesday because popular acts like Justin Bieber and One Direction were snubbed. Let’s talk about how British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran wasn’t nominated for more Grammys, especially one for Best New Artist. Born and raised in England, Sheeran bought a plane ticket to LA and played open mic nights all over the city until he caught the attention of Jamie Foxx, who let Sheeran use his recording studio for the rest of his stay in LA until he garnered enough fans on YouTube and signed on to a major record label less than a year later. It’s been a good couple years for him: he has written songs for Taylor Swift and One Direction, won awards, and sold over 5 million records. Everyone has heard “The A Team”, but he has so many great songs on his debut album, “+” that should get just as much attention.
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