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He’s one of the most in-demand musicians in the world right now, having teased some potential new music.
But Ed Sheeran revealed that not everyone is such a huge fan of his music – joking that his own daughter laughs at his songs.
Ed was speaking on BBC Radio 1 ahead of his performance at Big Weekend of Live Music 2021.
“She’s just crying!” Ed Sheeran joked that his daughter didn’t appreciate his music when he performed for her, as he eagerly awaited her performance at Radio 1’s Big Weekend of Live Music.
During one segment, he responded to some of his younger fans, with the kids asking questions.
The musician said: “I definitely spent hours and hours in front of the mirror pretending to be basically who I am now. Practice makes perfect innit.
‘Now I’m going to sing [my new songs] to my daughter who is not my biggest fan. She is just crying.
“No, I have a few that she likes. She really likes Shape Of You, the sound of the marimba is good but she doesn’t like anything strong or a belt. ‘
Answer Questions: Ed was speaking on BBC Radio 1 ahead of his performance at Big Weekend of Live Music 2021 and responding to fan requests
Recently, Elton John revealed that he will stop singing Crocodile Rock after a final farewell tour, and Ed said he liked the idea of putting certain songs to rest.
He said: “Obviously I’m a professional performer, obviously I love my job, but there are songs that… well, I just think all of my songs belong to the audience, right? Like Thinking Out Loud is someone’s first dance song, or The A Team is someone’s united song.
“They sort of belong to people, so I don’t have the right to charge people to come to a concert and say, ‘Well, I’m not going to play that song that you like. They pay to come and see the songs, they should see the songs they like.
“I liked the Elton John thing where he does his big Goodbye Yellow Brick Road tour and then he never plays Crocodile Rock again and if you want to go see him he’s going to do like little theaters or whatever and just play the songs he likes. ”
Unbelievable: Ed gave a rare glimpse of his £ 3.7million estate in East Suffolk, dubbed the ‘Sheeranville,’ earlier this month which included a £ 350 card from Dave Buonaguidi that says’ Suffolk is still a good idea ”and a giant teddy bear Pokémon Snorlax
Ed also commented on his involvement in the 2019 film Yesterday and scoffed at the irony of not being initially selected given the premise of the film.
He said: “If you watch this movie the premise is a guy who gets really, really, really famous around the world, and it’s kind of amazing that he’s really, really famous around the world… is coming. from Suffolk… so there Are all of those factors where I was, did he kind of write that on me?
“And I didn’t want to ask, I didn’t even want to think that. And then I was invited to Richard’s with my wife. […] And so Richard tells me about the movie and he’s like, “We’re thinking of making Chris Martin the musician of the movie,” and I’m like, “Okay but… Suffolk, the music…”. ‘
Ed added that he never turned down an offer to appear in a movie, although he became more selective in his work.
Hated Songs: Recently, Elton John revealed that he would stop singing Crocodile Rock after a final farewell tour, and Ed said he liked the idea of putting certain songs to rest.
Reflecting on how his career has changed his life, Ed said, “I don’t know if my self from ten years ago would recognize the guy now. I mean, I never thought of playing anything bigger than a theater ten years ago.
“I was like playing Shepherd’s Bush Empire and this will be my climax. So I feel like with the way my career has progressed, my perception of what I should be doing has changed, if that makes sense.
He also said he used some of his newfound wealth to start a foundation to help pay for children’s instruments and music lessons.
It comes after he gave a rare glimpse of his £ 3.7million estate in East Suffolk, dubbed the ‘Sheeranville, on Thursday.
The singer, who also reportedly owns 27 properties in London as part of his impressive £ 57million portfolio, took to Instagram to share a playful photo of himself posing with a giant teddy bear Pokémon Snorlax.
In the background, you could see a £ 350 declaration card illustration from Dave Buonaguidi that read ‘Suffolk is always a good idea’.
The room inside her house was decorated with white walls, a wooden plinth, a beige fluffy rug, and a white bookcase that looked like it came from IKEA.
Although he has an impressive real estate portfolio, Ed spends the majority of his time in his East Suffolk estate with his wife Cherry Seaborn and their nine-month-old daughter Lyra.
The estate of the star’s five properties also includes a pub, recording studio, treehouse, swimming pool, underground music room, and a cinema with a 35-by-20-foot screen.
Over the years, Ed has given his 32 million fans tiny glimpses of his family life with rare updates of his various properties and his two cats – Calippo and Dorito.
Retrospective: Reflecting on how his career has changed his life, Ed said: “I don’t know if my self from ten years ago would recognize the guy now”
In 2019, the singer shared a glimpse of his £ 19.8million Holland Park mansion in his music video for Put It All On Me, starring Ella Mai.
Ed gently danced with his wife Cherry in the video, which offered a glimpse of their stunning, state-of-the-art marble kitchen.
Other details included sleek brick walls, black crittall doors, houseplants, and lavish, vibrant furnishings.
The kitchen is the same location that served as the backdrop for Ed’s announcement that he was engaged to Cherry in January 2018.
Ed Sheeran performs for Radio 1’s Big Weekend at 2 p.m. today on BBC Radio 1.
‘Somethings Cookin’: Ed sent fans to crumble earlier this month as he appeared to hint at possible new music in cryptic social media post