Ed Sheeran is on the cover of British GQ Magazine and during his interview, he talks about friend Taylor Swift and how he wants to beat Adele‘s album sales #WHAT?!


Ed Sheeran | GQ Magazine | 2017
Ed Sheeran | GQ Magazine | 2017



When it comes to Ed and Taylor, there’s one thing they have in common … “There’s an underdog element to it. Taylor [Swift] was never the popular kid in school. I was never the popular kid in school. Then you get to the point when you become the most popular kid in school – and we both take it a bit too far.”  – Who knew?


Ed goes on to say, “She wants to be the biggest female artist in the world and I want to be the biggest male artist in the world.  It also comes from always being told that you can’t do something and being like, ‘F**k you. I can.”


And as for his new album Divide“Adele is the one person who’s sold more records than me in the past ten years.  She’s the only person I need to sell more records than. That’s a big f**king feat because her last album sold 20 million. But if I don’t set her as the benchmark then I’m selling myself short.”





And for his final thought …


“In a 100m sprint to get a No1 album I just know I’m going to win. I don’t care who’s doing what. I just know I’m going to win. I’m going to make sure I come first.”


Well said, Ed!



His new album drops March 3. 

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