Taylor Swift Gushes About Ed Sheeran in ‘Time 100′ Essay: ‘He’s Like a Fighter’
The pop star penned a glowing essay about her musical pal for Time's 100 Most Influential People list, of which Sheeran was included this year.
"A few years ago, in a rare moment of admitting feeling defeated, Ed said to me, 'I’m never going to win a Grammy.' Yes, you are, I said. You’re going to sweep the whole thing one of these years," Swift wrote.
While he has yet to "sweep" the awards, Sheeran did indeed go on to win two Grammys in 2016: "It was a few weeks later when he met me in a dance-shoe store in London, where I was picking out rehearsal outfits, and said, 'You have to hear this.' It was a song he’d just finished called ‘Thinking Out Loud,’ which went on to win Song of the Year at the Grammy Awards in 2016," she continued.
The 1989 singer also shared how Sheeran had become "less of a boy and more of a tank" in his career, something which she claims helped him power trough the ups and downs of the music industry. As she puts it, he's a "fighter."
"He is protected by an impenetrable and ever-present armor of enthusiasm that has helped him endure any setback, letdown or underestimation. His reaction to any idea that fails is to almost immediately come up with a new one. He’s like a fighter who pops back up on his feet before you even noticed he’d been knocked down," Swift added.
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