Ed Sheeran: Everyone’s favorite ginger

EdSheeranEd Sheeran sure is feeling the love this side of the Atlantic.

Once again the UK superstar has been invited to attend and perform at the MuchMusic Video Awards.

The invitation to the ball came packed with with a couple nominations including Most Buzzworthy International Artist and a request to co-host. Ed has accepted and is calling it a date, lining this up to be his forth appearance at the big event.

The 24-year-old West Yorkshire lad is coming in riding on the tidal wave of success caused when he dropped his titanic release X.

The blockbuster album climbed to no. 1 on the charts in 14 countries around the world and has made Ed a global phenomenon, but he didn’t always have it made. The superstar remembers a time when it wasn’t easy being ginger. A time when he couldn’t even get a date.

“I had to start playing guitar to get laid,” Ed laughs. “Ginger boys have it tough.”

Ed is convinced that fellow ginger Brit and Harry Potter star Rupert Grint, who was also cast in Ed’s video for his multi-platinum tune “Lego House,” didn’t have it any better.

“Rupert had to become an actor to get laid,” Ed chuckles again.

There are however a lucky few who don’t even have to try. Like Prince Harry for example.

“He’s made ginger sexy without doing anything. Prince Harry just had to be born. That’s sick.”

As for the ladies, Ed says they live a charmed existence and know little of the hard knock life that results from being a redhead.

“Ginger women are fine,” he insists. “Because ginger women will always have the sex appeal.”

Ed’s pull has definitely kicked in since he picked up a guitar and right now, his magnetism is at an all time high. He received 5 nods at the 2015 Billboard Awards including the nomination for Top Male Artist.

Back in February Ed walked down the Grammys red carpet and into America’s biggest night in music with three nominations in top categories including Album of the Year for his double-platinum-certified album X.

And Ed was also honored twice at the poll-based People’s Choice Awards where he was voted Favorite Male Artist while was named Favorite Album.

The people have spoken. Ed is everyone’s favorite ginger and his fans don’t shy away from voicing their love.

“The fans are intense,” he says of his following. “And very sweet.”

A little eccentric too, still “very polite,” Ed adds as he remembers a specific soccer-mom who left a big impression.

“There was a mom in San Francisco backstage with her daughter. She was like, ‘This is my daughter. So Carrie Underwood was the first kiss for this 10 year-old boy, so I was wondering could you be my daughter’s first kiss?’ I’m like, ‘Well, your daughter’s 9, so no.’ I’d be on the sex offenders list. That’s not happening,” he laughs.

Here’s what is happening.

After a sensational homecoming over in the UK, where Ed performed at the 2015 BRIT Awards and won British Male Solo Artist and British Album of the Year, the singer back and executing his North American take-over.

Ed’s plan of attack includes a bunch of televised appearances, a continent-wide arena tour which is selling out, and of course his co-host duties and anticipated performance at the 2015 MuchMusic Video Awards.

The 2015 MuchMusic Video Awards air live on Sunday, June 21. Vote for your favorite artists and get all your MMVA here.

Follow the star on twitter and facebook and see his spring/summer tour dates below:

May 2 – New Orleans, La., Fairgrounds Racecourse (New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival)
May 6 – Austin, Texas, Frank Erwin Center
May 7 – Grand Prairie, Texas, Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie
May 9 – Tulsa, Okla., BOK Center
May 10 – St. Louis, Mo., Chaifetz Arena
May 12 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Consol Energy Center
May 13 – Albany, N.Y., Times Union Center
May 15 – Las Vegas, Nev., City Of Rock (Rock In Rio USA)
May 19 – Salt Lake City, Utah, EnergySolutions Arena
May 23 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena
May 24 – Bangor, Maine, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
May 26 – Philadelphia, Pa., Mann Center for Performing Arts
May 28 – Queens, N.Y., Forest Hills Stadium
May 29 – Queens, N.Y., Forest Hills Stadium
June 2 – Montreal, Quebec, Bell Centre
June 3 – Ottawa, Ontario, Canadian Tire Centre
June 5 – London, Ontario, Budweiser Gardens
June 6 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
June 7 – Canandaigua, N.Y., Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands PAC (CMAC)
June 9 – Des Moines, Iowa, Wells Fargo Arena
June 10 – Sioux Falls, S.D., Denny Sanford Premier Center
June 12 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, MTS Centre
June 13 – Regina, Saskatchewan, Brandt Centre
June 14 – Edmonton, Alberta, Rexall Place
June 16 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, SaskTel Centre
June 17 – Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank Saddledome
June 19 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena
June 20 – Portland, Ore., Moda Center
June 23 – San Diego, Calif., Valley View Casino Center
June 24 – Los Angeles, Calif., Hollywood Bowl
June 26 – Berkeley, Calif., Greek Theatre
June 29 – Morrison, Colo., Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 2 – Noblesville, Ind., Klipsch Music Center
July 3 – Milwaukee, Wis., Marcus Amphitheater (Summerfest)

Posted by on May 21 2015. Filed under Interviews. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Photo Gallery

Log in | Distributed by Tutorial Blog