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Ed Sheeran Should Not Have Won Best Pop Solo Artist With Shape of You

Updated on January 28, 2018

Don't get me wrong, Ed Sheeran is an incredibly talented musician. Which is exactly why I'm confused as to why he won with this song.

Here are the nominees for best pop solo artist:

  • Love So Soft by Kelly Clarkson
  • Praying by Kesha
  • Million Reasons by Lady Gaga
  • What About Us by P!nk
  • Shape of You by Ed Sheeran

This list, that I will state right here right now I have no dislike towards any of these artists, is exactly why you could imagine my disappointment when the award went straight to Ed Sheeran. A man who although has won my heart over with his talent for being able to write incredibly amazing songs, did not win my heart for best pop solo artist.

My heart went straight to Lady Gaga and P!nk for this category.

Lady Gaga's song Million Reasons and P!nk's What About Us had me reconsidering every relationship I ever did and will hold near and dear to my heart. The songs are about hardships that come with any relationship people have with one another and I believe that anyone can get behind such a lovely message. So, you can imagine how pleased I was to be hearing that these amazing women with these pieces of music had been nominated had me happy for them and I was gladly rooting for one of them to win.

Meanwhile, I do understand that Ed Sheeran's Shape of You was incredibly catchy, and even now as I write this I realize I can not get sick of either the song or it's repetitive instrumental, I felt that the song did not deserve the win. It seems to me that this song was written to be more so of a bop than anything else, which is not a bad thing because if so it has done it's job of being an incredible bop. Though in all honesty, if it had it been one of his other many songs from his latest album Divide, I most likely would have let it slide. (For the sake that most, if not many, of his songs are nothing other than pure and raw emotion.) Though, that was not the case.

Instead, the case is that Ed Sheeran's Shape of You took home an award that I felt should have gone home with one of the other artists who's songs had a bit more meaning. Though none the less, I will and must, out of respect, congratulate Ed Sheeran on his win.

Who do you think should have won the Grammy for best pop solo artist?

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