If you thought Grammy’s “Song of the Year” was a shoe in for either Kendrick Lamar or Taylor Swift – you thought wrong.
Even though Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift were competing against each another in that category, the BFFs had nothing but love and support to show after it was announced that Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” took home the win over Swift’s “Blank Space”. Sheeran was also up against Little Big Town and Wiz Khalifa for that award.
Sheeran shared the award – which recognises songwriting – with fellow British artiste and co-writer Amy Wadge. The award was presented by YouTube sensation Pentatonix and legendary blind singer Stevie Wonder, who opened the envelope and joked he was the only one who could read it since it was in Braille.
As Sheeran was announced the winner, Swift was seen jumping up and down in elation. Plus, she even cried tears of joy. Cutest reaction ever! Anyone not privy to the announcement would had assumed that Tay Tay herself won Sheraan’s Grammy when she gave him the world’s biggest hug. The “Blank Space” singer was also seen putting her hands over her mouth in pure joyous surprise.
Although several fans online have accused Swift of being over-the-top, we don’t think any of that emotion was staged. Swift has always been one of Sheeran’s biggest champions over the years when he opened for her “Red” tour in 2013 and even revealed that her British pal was one of the first to hear “1989” in-length before its release because she valued his opinion.
As he made his way to the stage, a shocked Sheeran thanked the Grammys for the award and admitted that “Thinking Out Loud” was written “on a couch in my house after having dinner”. “If you could have told my 11-year-old, 5-year-old — any age — that I would receive an award from Stevie Wonder, I’d have been in shock,” said the 24-year-old singer during his acceptance speech.
He then thanked his parents who “have flown in for the past four years to come to the Grammys, every single year. And every time I lose, they go, ‘maybe next year.‘”
Well, not anymore Sheeran. Congratulations!
Watch their whole interaction below:
Earlier, Sheeran also won a Grammy for “Best Pop Solo Performance”, also for the classic romantic song “Thinking Out Loud”.
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