A congrats is in order for Ed Sheeran!
The 26-year-old “Shape of You” singer will be the recipient of the Hal David Starlight Award at the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala on Thursday, June 15 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
In case you don’t know, the Hal David Starlight Award was created in 2004 and is awarded to young songwriters who are making a significant impact in the music industry via their original songs.
“Ed Sheeran has accomplished so much in pop music that it is hard to believe he is only 26,” SHOF Co-Chairs Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff said. “He is not an overnight sensation, however, having immersed himself in songwriting, recording and performing since his early teens. His natural talent as a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer has brought him well-deserved success.”