Introduced by James Corden and accompanied by John Mayer on guitar, Ed Sheeran gave a wistful, romantic performance of his sweet single “Thinking Out Loud” during the Grammys. Questlove also joined in on the mid-show soft rock jam session right before ELO took the stage. Sheeran later joined ELO for “Mr. Blue Sky.”
Sheeran made his Grammy debut in 2013, singing his single “The A Team” with Elton John. The song received a nod for Song of the Year, and the following year Sheeran was up for a Best New Artist trophy. This year, his sophomore album x was nominated in two categories, including Album of the Year. His contribution to the soundtrack for The Hobbit, “I See Fire,” was also recognized.
Following his Grammy performance, Sheeran will be performing at the special Grammy program Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life – An All-Star Grammy Salute alongside several other Grammy performers and nominees, including Ariana Grande, John Legend and Lady Gaga. In concert, Sheeran has covered several Stevie Wonder songs, including “Master Blaster” and “Superstition.”
This year, Sheeran will be playing a number of sold out arenas while touring in support of his album. On February 25th, Sheeran will find out if any of the four categories he has been nominated in at the Brit Awards earn the singer more accolades.