Ed Sheeran spills the tea on a missed opportunity with the legendary rapper. During a Rolling Stone interview, the “Thinking Out Loud” singer reveals that Jay-Z turned down his offer to collaborate on the hit pop track. But, in hindsight, Sheeran admits that Jay was probably right and “has a very, very good ear.” Despite this setback, “Shape of You” went on to become Sheeran’s most successful song ever, dominating the charts and winning a Grammy for best pop solo performance.
But that’s not all! The article also reveals some exciting news about Sheeran’s latest projects. He’s been secretly working with Netflix on an animated musical for two years, for which he’s written “loads of songs.” And he’s optimistic about the future of his 2019 rock collab with Bruno Mars and Chris Stapleton, “Blow,” despite its lukewarm reception upon release. Sheeran is convinced that it’s only a matter of time before the track gets its big break, predicting that “someone will come across it, and it will be put in a superhero movie or something.” With so much in the works, we can’t wait to see what this chart-topping singer-songwriter has in store for us next!