Ed Sheeran Reacts to GRAMMYs Snub: 'Maybe This Year Isn't My Year'
By Desiree Murphy
Ed Sheeran isn't holding anything back!
During his appearance on Ellen DeGeneres' latest Ellen Show Me More Show, the 26-year-old singer opens up about his relationship with Cherry Seaborn, working with Beyoncé and being snubbed from the major award categories for the 2018 Grammy Award nominations.
Sheeran reveals to DeGeneres that he first met Seaborn back when they were classmates in high school. They've been together for nearly three years now.
"She's really cool," he gushes. "We live together, we have cats, they're really cool. We just got a Christmas tree, put that up. We have two cats, but they're both really, really, really strange creatures."
"It's kinda like... they do have ribs, but they kinda sit like humans," he adds. "You walk in and they'll just be looking at you. Calippo and Dorito [are their names]."
When the 2018 GRAMMY nominations were announced last month, fans were happy to see Sheeran's name listed in two separate categories -- Pop Vocal Album for ÷ (Divide) and Pop Solo Performance for "Shape of You." Unfortunately, he was left off the nominations lists for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
"My outlook on it is, it's just -- some years you have your year, and some years you don't have your year," Sheeran explains. "And maybe this year isn't my year."
He says that getting people like DeGeneres hooked on his songs, however, is a win in his book.
"That's where the validation comes from," he exclaims. "You actually see genuine people enjoying the songs and stuff like that. I'd rather have, like, a lifetime of people coming up to me, saying like, 'This song affects me in this way, in a positive way, 'This song was my wedding song,' 'This song was my first kiss' than anything else."
As for Sheeran, his favorite song off the new album is "Perfect." He recently collaborated with Beyoncé for the remix, "Perfect Duet," an experience he says was "exciting."
"This song came out so long ago, in the scheme of music now, like, music kinda goes so fast, and I was like, 'I wanna do it as a single,'" he explains. "And then I thought of a way of relaunching it. I was like, 'I love Beyoncé. Should I ask Beyoncé?'"
"In my head I was like, 'She's gonna say no,'" he continues. "And I thought, 'Well, you might as well ask.' And she said yeah. So, here we are."
As ET previously reported, the main difference in the new track graced by Queen Bey is that where "Perfect" builds to an upbeat drum finish, "Perfect Duet" hits its peak with angelic, uplifting harmonies worthy of a whirlwind romance.