English pop star, Ed Sheeran is the cover star for the latest issue of British GQ.
Read excerpt from the interview
Ed Sheeran on Adele being his competitor
“Adele is the one person who’s sold more records than me in the past ten years. She’s the only person I need to sell more records than. That’s a big f***ing feat because her last album sold 20 million. But if I don’t set her as the benchmark then I’m selling myself short.
“I’m not in competition creatively because we all sit in our own lanes, but once the creative product is out there is a race to the finish line.”
Ed Sheeran on his similarities to Taylor Swift
“There’s an underdog element to it. Taylor Swift was never the Popular Kid in school. I was never the popular kid in school. Then you get to the point when you become the most popular kid in school – and we both take it a bit too far.
She wants to be the biggest female artist in the world and I want to be the biggest male artist in the world. It also comes from always being told that you can’t do something and being like, ‘F*** you. I can.’”
Ed Sheeran doesn’t care about copycats
“There are a lot of singer-songwriters around now. I’m not the first but there are more than before. I’m very happy for everyone to be in the same race as me, even if they copy every single thing I’ve done. In a 100m sprint to get a No1 album I just know I’m going to win. I don’t care who’s doing what. I just know I’m going to win. I’m going to make sure I come first.”
The singer, is set to drop a new album ÷ Divide and also go on a tour.
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