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."
"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.
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.