Ed Sheeran: "I'm Not In Music For Money Or Awards"

5 January 2012, 17:30

The 'Lego House' singer says he is more interested in recording and performing live than receiving any big awards.

Ed Sheeran says he is not concerned with winning music industry awards and is simply happy with his successes so far.

The ‘A Team’ singer released his debut solo album ‘+’ in September last year, and has been widely tipped for award nominations this year, but claims it isn’t something he is thinking about.

“If awards come, they come,” Ed explained. “But it’s just glorified pats on the back.

“I’m just grateful to have success at the moment,” he told the Daily Star. “If you get an award it’s fantastic but I’d rather be happy with my own music.”

The ‘Lego House’ singer-songwriter is currently working on a secret project in the US, after teasing fans by revealing he has been given three days to record some new music.

He added: “I never did any of this for money or awards.

“The benefits for me are being able to play my music and the live aspect, being able to write and tour – I love it.”

Ed Sheeran has so far released three singles from ‘+’ with ‘Lego House’, ‘The A Team’ and ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’ all finding success in the charts.