Saturday, May 23, 2015
Ed Sheeran Receives Ivor Novello from Elton
Sheeran was at the show to collect the prestigious Songwriter of the Year award, after the success of his chart-topping album x and its two number one singles 'Sing' and 'Thinking Out Loud'.
"I have a vested interest in him becasue my company manages him," Elton told the crowd when introducing Sheeran. "He's a delight to work with becasue he has so much enthusiasm for what he does.
"He loves to embrace other artists, and is always collaborating with other people. Whenever I speak to people when they start out, I say to them, 'Please enjoy it. It's a really special time. For five or six years you will be doing no wrong, and then someone else will come along and you'll find your feet'.
"But this boy next to me will have a career - if he wants to - as long as mine. I am quite confident about that. I hope he doesn't get into half the trouble I got into, and he'd have to marry a man and a woman!
"But he is an exceptionally wonderful person and an immense talent. We should all be proud of him."
- Digital Spy
Ed Sheeran has revealed he regularly receives hilarious emails from Sir Elton John - and he once got caught in an embarrassing situation at US customs when a few contained dodgy videos.
Gosh Sir Elton.
The 24-year-old was presented with the Songwriter Of The Year award at the Ivor Novellos by the star who, he revealed in his speech, often sends him hilarious emails.
Backstage Sheeran said: "The worst email he ever sent me was, I got to customs in New York once and I had 17 new emails from him and I was like, something must be important.
"And they were all video attachments, and I downloaded the first one, and yeah - it was good. And I was at customs and it's pretty hard to get in to America anyway without those sort of videos.
"It happens quite a lot."