Ed Sheeran Credits The Internet For Helping British Music Invasion Of America
9 August 2012, 16:30 | Updated: 9 August 2012, 16:55
The 'A Team' singer says the web has a lot to do with the success of artists like himself and One Direction stateside.
Ed Sheeran has credited the Internet with helping spur on the British invasion of pop artists in the US, following the success of himself and acts like One Direction, The Wanted and Adele.
The 'Lego House' singer has been making waves stateside over the past several months, after his debut US album '+' reached the top five on the Billboard US Top 200 chart, and says the fact anyone around the world can access his music is a huge help.
"Anyone can get my record around the world, anyone can see my music videos around the world [and] anyone can see me live around the world," Ed revealed to CNN recently. "It's like, it's the click of a mouse to be honest.
"So that has helped out with the fan base everywhere, especially in America," the 21 year-old British singer explained. "I think [the] Internet has a large amount to do with this invasion that the media are talking about, but I don't think the invasion ended.
The 'A Team' singer went on to say that there is a good variety of success on both sides of the Atlantic now, with US artists achieving success in the UK and vice versa.
He added: "We've been supplying you with music, you've been supplying us with music, and it's a good trade. We get Rihanna, you get Adele."
View a picture of the MuchMusic Video Awards 2012 in Canada earlier this summer below:
2012 has seen artists including One Direction, The Wanted, Florence and the Machine and Cher Lloyd all achieving huge success in America, with the majority of them heading over stateside to promote their material to a US audience for the first time.
Last week Ed seemingly confirmed he will be performing at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games alongside iconic rock band Pink Floyd, although the group have since denied the reports.
Ed Sheeran is currently working on his second studio album, the follow-up to 2011 debut '+', and recently claimed the record is "structurally there" at this stage.