Ed Sheeran is making one thing clear—he needs to be number one.
Weeks in front of the introduction of his third studio collection, Divide, the two-time Grammy Award champ has his eye on the top spot of the graphs.
“There are a considerable measure of artist lyricists around now. I’m not the first but rather there are more than some time recently. I’m extremely upbeat for everybody to be in an indistinguishable race from me, regardless of the possibility that they duplicate each and every thing I’ve done,” he said in the March issue of British GQ. “In a 100m sprint to get a No1 collection I simply know will win. I couldn’t care less who’s doing what. I simply know will win. Will ensure I start things out.”
Nonetheless, as per Sheeran, there is one individual he needs to beat—his kindred British artist, Adele.
“Adele is the one individual who’s sold a larger number of records than me in the previous ten years. She’s the main individual I have to offer a bigger number of records than. That is a major f- – ruler accomplishment since her last collection sold 20 million. Be that as it may, on the off chance that I don’t set her as the benchmark then I’m undercutting myself,” he proceeded to the magazine. “I’m not in rivalry [creatively] in light of the fact that we as a whole sit in our own particular paths, however once the inventive item is out there is a race to the complete line.
The “State of You” vocalist traits his wild drive to some degree to his more youthful years as a disliked understudy, something he and his nearby buddy and pop symbol Taylor Swift have in like manner.
“There’s an underdog component to it,” he clarified. “Taylor [Swift] was never the well known child in school. I was never the famous child in school. At that point you come to the heart of the matter when you turn into the most mainstream child in school—and we both take it a bit too far,” he said.
“She needs to be the greatest female craftsman on the planet and I need to be the greatest male craftsman on the planet. It likewise originates from continually being informed that you can’t accomplish something and resembling, ‘F- – k you. I can.'”
Notwithstanding being on the front of British GQ feels like a turning point minute for the star, who was “viewed as ugly” as a young fellow.
“There’s dependably a shame with ginger individuals, and I was unquestionably viewed as ugly when I was more youthful,” he admitted to the magazine. “In any case, now I’m on the f- – ruler front of GQ!”