Ed Sheeran Performs "Perfect" in Melbourne Street, Wins Song of the Year
By Nicole Mastrogiannis
March 11, 2018
Since releasing his latest album divide, Ed Sheeran has had the best year ever. The album yielded several smash hits like "Shape of You" and "Perfect," Ed has been touring the world bringing his new music to fans across the globe, AND he got engaged to his longtime love Cherry Seaborn.
During the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards, Ed took home the award for Song of the Year, for his hit single "Shape of You." The song was nominated alongside Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" featuring Justin Bieber, The Chainsmokers & Coldplay's "Something Just Like This," Bruno Mars's "That's What I like," and DJ Khaled's "Wild Thoughts" featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller.
Ed accepted his iHeartRadio Music Award from Melbourne, Australia where he was on tour. Via satellite, Ed said in his acceptance speech:
"Sorry, I can't be there, I'm in Melbourne at the moment, it is 10:15 in the morning and I am accepting this award. Thank you so much to all the programmers at iHeart, all the radio DJs, and all the fans. And they've set up so I can play, so I'm gonna play if that's alright."
Then, he picked up his guitar, walked into the middle of a crowded street full of fans, and performed his current single, the wedding song of the year, "Perfect." Fans gathered all around him swayed back and forth and sang along with Sheeran as he performed in the unique location.
"Shape of You" was released as the lead single off of Ed Sheeran's album divide, along with "Castle on the Hill." The song was written by Ed himself, along with Steve Mac and Johnny McDaid. Kandi Burruss and Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, and Kevin Briggs also have songwriting credits on the track since Sheeran incorporated some of TLC's "No Scrubs."
The hit single topped the charts all over the world in 44 countries, and won Sheeran the Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance.