Ed Sheeran gets candid about the 'horrible atmosphere' at award shows

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Ed Sheeran (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Ed Sheeran (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
  • Ed Sheeran has shared his honest opinion on award shows, revealing that he does not like attending them.
  • "The room is filled with resentment and hatred toward everyone else, and it's quite an uncomfortable atmosphere," the singer said, adding that the artists are nice but the competition causes tension.
  • The singer added that because of the "horrible atmosphere", he always leaves "feeling really sad". 

Even though he has bagged a number of awards, Ed Sheeran says he does not like attending award ceremonies.

Speaking on Audacy's The Julia Show after the VMAs, the Bad Habits singer said one thing people sitting at home don't realise about award shows is that "the room is filled with resentment and hatred toward everyone else, and it's quite an uncomfortable atmosphere."

Ed followed that up by noting that in England, events are quite different. "Our award shows are just like, everyone gets drunk, and no one really cares who wins or loses. It's just sort of like a good night out."

He also made it clear that the artists are nice, but the competition causes tension.

"All the artists are sweet people, but they're surrounded by entourages that want them to win too, so you've got, sort of, one artist surrounded by ten people and another artist surrounded by ten people and everyone is kind of giving each other the side-eye going, I want to win, no I want to win."

The singer added that because of the "horrible atmosphere", he always leaves "feeling really sad". 

"I don't like it," he continued.

But he's not the only one who feels this way, Ed shared, revealing that other artists have told him they often leave award shows feeling "depressed".

"It's not to do with MTV or the award show, it's every other award show - the Billboards, Grammys...AMAs. It's just lots of people wanting other people to fail, and I don't like that." 

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