The 22-year-old entertainer worked with Ed on his hit single “Love Yourself.”
“Me and Ed aren’t super close but he’s someone who I consider a friend and I really appreciate his music,” Justin told BBC (via ET). “I appreciate who he is as a person. He’s an inspiration to a lot of young people — he makes awesome music that people are inspired by and that people laugh to, cry to and I think it’s important in music to have those people who bring the emotion out of you.”
Justin added, “There’s something about him that just makes you like him. He’s very likable and very, very talented.”
As for writing “Love Yourself” together, Justin said, “We found a sweet spot. I think that he knows what sounds good range-wise in my vocals and he’s got his ear to the streets. He’s very relevant but knows his stuff at the same time, so he brings in stuff that he grew up listening to into what he’s making now which is really neat.”
“When there’s literally so much love around your only option is to make a room for all of your love banners & sing love songs to each other. @taylorswift we LOVE you! Kudos to [Ed Sheeran] for the photobomb of the year,” Abigail captioned the Instagram photo.
Ed and Cherry can be seen sharing a cute kiss in the background of the picture!
Taylor also posted a photo of herself and Ed jamming out during the weekend. “Just like old times @teddysphotos!!” she captioned the pic.
Ed Sheeran is being sued for $20 million in damages by a songwriting duo who claim his 2015 hit “Photograph” was copied from their original piece.
The 25-year-old singer is accused of borrowing too heavily from their song “Amazing.”
“Photograph,” which was released in 2015, allegedly contains 39 notes that are “identical in pitch, rhythmic duration, and placement in the measure” to their 2012 composition performed by Matt Cardle (via NBC).
Ed and his label have yet to comment on the suit.
You can listen to the songs compared side by side below!
Matt Cardle’s ‘Amazing’ Compared to Ed Sheeran’s ‘Photograph’
Ellie Goulding is ready for her close-up on the gorgeous new April 2016 cover of Seventeen magazine, on newsstands March 15.
The 29-year-old British singer opened up to the glossy about dating Niall Horan and Ed Sheeran. Check it:
On being an inspiration: “I don’t want girls to get to my age and feel like they’re not pretty enough, not thin enough, or they’re not good enough for something or someone. I’m naturally compassionate—that’s something I really like about myself. I always consider other people before myself, and I think that’s what I try to do with my music. I want to write lyrics that girls can relate to. I’m a girl; I know how hard it is… If girls are anything like me when I was a teenager, then I want them to know everything is going to be okay.”
On going out with Niall: “We’re still friends. We went on a few dates, and it was really fun. He’s a really, really lovely guy. He’s got the biggest sense of humor, he’s very caring, and I see him as a genuine friend in the industry.”
On whether she has dated Ed and if “On My Mind” is about him: “We’ve known each other for a few years. I think he’s a really nice guy and a brilliant musician. We’ve bumped into each other and we’ve hung out and stuff, but the thing is if I hang out with someone, it’s instantly like I’m ‘dating’ them. We were never in a relationship. My song is not about him.”
The 26-year-old “Out of the Woods” singer posted a message for him on Instagram.
“Looking back on the highlights of my life, there’s a moment I’ll never forget from a day in London about two years ago,” Taylor wrote. “I was in town to play the O2 and I was out shopping on my day off. My friend Ed Sheeran met up with me in this little shop where I was buying ballet shoes. He walks in and says ‘you have to hear this new song. I think it’s the best one I’ve ever written.’ And then, as usual, he pulls out his phone and gives me headphones. I sat there on a bench in that store and heard ‘Thinking Out Loud’ for the first time, as little kids were picking out tutus and leotards next to us.”
She continued, “Little did we know it would go on to be first dance song at countless weddings all over the world, become Ed‘s biggest hit, and eventually go on to win him Song of the Year at the 2016 Grammys. Ed and I had been on tour together all year on the Red Tour and we saw each other almost every day. I lived for the moments he would burst into my dressing room with a new song to play me. It happened so often that it became normal, and I don’t think he ever knew how much it meant to me that he wanted me to hear his songs first. I don’t think he ever knew how inspired I was by his drive and passion to constantly create new art. But it’s his 25th birthday today, so I’m saying it now. You deserve everything you have, and everything you will continue to achieve, Ed.”
“And an extra congratulations to the incredible Amy Wadge on your two Grammys,” Taylor added for the co-writer of the track.
Grammy Award Winner is now a title that Ed Sheeran will have for the rest of his life after picking up two awards so far at the 2016 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on Monday (February 15) in Los Angeles.
The 24-year-old singer won one of the night’s biggest awards, Song of the Year, for his smash hit single “Thinking Out Loud” and it wasn’t his first win of the night.
Ed also won the award for Best Pop Solo Performance for the same song, which he accepted during the pre-show.
While Taylor Swift lost to Ed, she couldn’t be more excited to see him win!
The band just dropped the cover, featuring Holly Campbell-Smith, who won the PMJ vocalist contest.
“A few months ago, we launched a #PMJsearch contest in which aspiring PMJ vocalists could send their own versions of our vintage remakes, with a winner selected to record a video with us in LA. Here’s the winner, Holly Campbell-Smith, performing a swing version of Ed Sheeran‘s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ – which also happens to be her wedding song,” the band wrote in the notes section.
Listen and watch below!
Thinking Out Loud – Vintage Swing Ed Sheeran Cover ft. Holly Campbell-Smith