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Ed Sheeran Credits His Success To Persistence

Ed Sheeran Credits His Success To Persistence

Six years after breaking into the music industry, Ed collected the prestigious honour fromPrince Charles at Buckingham Palace in London on Thursday.

London [U.K.], December 8 (ANI): It's definitely a good year for Ed Sheeran as the two-time Grammy victor has recently been honoured with the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for a glittering musical career and charity work by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

Ed Sheeran has had an incredible 2017, selling millions of copies of his album Divide and headlining Glastonbury.

While Sheeran and Harry aren't exactly pals, the 26-year-old singer says he'd probably perform at Harry's nuptials to Markle "if I was free" - but doesn't want to get fans' hopes up!

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire rewards contributions to the arts and sciences.

After receiving his gong, the Yorkshire-born singer-songwriter revealed he'd not been asked by the Prince and his fiancee, but that he'd be more than happy to perform on their big day in May.




"He was asking me if I was still selling lots of records, and I told him I've got a concert in NY tomorrow".

He also told reporters he was thinking of his grandfather, a "massive royalist", when he received the award.

"He had all the commemorative plates and stuff", Sheeran said, "and he died on this day four years ago, so it's actually quite a nice full circle thing".

Ultimately, Ed credits "persistence" with his sustained success.

"I think talent is like 30 percent of it and persistence, drive and self-belief are the other ones, which I guess are all the same thing", he noted.


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