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EXCLUSIVE: Ed Sheeran Talks New Inspiration for 'Divide': 'All My Other Albums Have Been About Heartbreak'

by Zach Seemayer 7:05 PM PST, March 05, 2017
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Ed Sheeran Talks New Inspiration for 'Divide': 'All My Other Albums Have Been About Heartbreak'

Ed Sheeran is opening up about the new source of inspiration behind his latest album, ÷ (Divide).

ET's Sophie Schillaci caught up with the English pop singer on the red carpet outside the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday, where he opened up about seeking out a new muse.

"All my other albums have been about heartbreak and I'm just not in that place," shared Sheeran, who's been dating girlfriend Cherry Seaborn for over a year and recently opened up about things getting serious. "I had to find new things to write about, so I guess I dwelled on my family a bit."

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The 26-year-old singer also opened up about the iHeartRadio Music Awards, and admitted this is the first time he'd ever attended the show.

"I think I was on tour last time," he recounted. "I won one though [for "Thinking Out Loud"]. I got it in the [mail] though! I got home and I was like, 'Oh, that's really, really nice!"

Sheeran certainly made a splash in his iHeartRadio Awards debut. The singer took the stage during the show to perform both singles off his latest album, "The Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill," both of which he absolutely crushed as the audience erupted in cheers.

WATCH: Ed Sheeran Covers 'Shape Of You' On Classroom Instruments With Jimmy Fallon & The Roots

Later, he and fellow musician Benny Blanco accepted the award for Best Lyrics for "Love Yourself," the Justin Bieber hit, which they co-wrote. The pair accepted the award on behalf of the pop icon, who wasn't in attendance.

In February, Sheeran performed his new singles at the Brit Awards, where he was joined by U.K. rapper Stormzy for a guest verse. Check out the video below to see more.

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