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Ed Sheeran shares an old recording of him singing horribly and people love his 'humility and honesty'

The singer revealed with an old audio that he wasn't 'born with talent' but had to work his way through and it's remarkable how far he's come.

Ed Sheeran shares an old recording of him singing horribly and people love his 'humility and honesty'
Cover Image Source: Ed Sheeran attends Netflix's "Extraction 2" New York premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on June 12, 2023, in New York City. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/WireImage)

Nothing soothes better than soft, calming music and songs whose rhythm and lyrics fill the soul. Artists, who are the voices behind these wonderful creations, have their sentimental backstories as to how they create music and it’s a beauty. However, many people often deem their hard-earned work as a talent from birth and that may not always be the case. Ed Sheeran, an all-time favorite and heart-melting musician, revealed that he, too, wasn’t talented by birth and has come a long way. In a YouTube clip shared by "The Johnathan Ross Show," the singer is seen revealing the massive difference between his talent when he had just started and years later with utmost honesty.

Image Source: Ed Sheeran performs during the 'The Voice of Germany' finals at Studio Berlin Adlershof on December 17, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)
Image Source: Ed Sheeran performs during the 'The Voice of Germany' finals at Studio Berlin Adlershof on December 17, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Sheeran mentioned that he had old CDs that didn’t sell and host Jonathan Ross and the audience couldn’t believe the talented musician. “My mom sells them on eBay,” Sheeran said. While everyone assumed the same to be museum-quality epic CDs, the singer humbly spilled the beans and said that they go to charities and aren’t as spectacular as one imagines. Sheeran added that some of his old music wouldn’t sell, indicating that they weren’t as well done as many hoped. “They’re the ones we're interested in,” the host said with a chuckle. “They were really bad,” the artist repeated. 

Image Source:  Ed Sheeran performs live on stage as he plays a surprise support set for The Darkness at The Roundhouse on December 09, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
Image Source: Ed Sheeran performs live on stage as he plays surprise support set for The Darkness at The Roundhouse on December 09, 2023, in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)

“When you say they were bad, what’s the difference between the music you were doing then and now?” the host inquisitively enquired. Sheeran came clean and said that he wasn’t always this talented. “When people say, ‘Oh, you’re so good, you were born with natural talent,’ I go, ‘Mmm nope,’” the singer said. He further added that he needed practice and guidance to be where he is today. The singer then played for the host and the audience a clip never heard before, of him singing years ago. “Here’s a clip of when Ed Sheeran was shit,” the host sarcastically said.



 

He added, "All I am saying is that when people say 'artists are born with talents,' you are not! You have to learn and really practice." Sheeran then, very sweetly, offered to play an old audio of him playing the guitar and singing. As the audio played, Sheeran ever so adorably held the host's hand knowing what was to follow. The guitar seemed quite genuine and nice in the intro but the mystery was revealed when the then-young Sheeran began to sing.

One line of lyrics, with no tuning whatsoever, shrieked, high-pitched and whatnot caught everyone off guard. Sheeran closes his eyes feeling completely shy and embarrassed as the audience listens, completely astounded. The few words that Sheeran played were the most hilarious, sweet but off-tune singing ever.

Image Source: Ed Sheeran poses for a photo with Maxine the Fluffy Corgi during a visit to SiriusXM's 'The Howard Stern Show' at the SiriusXM Studios on May 10, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
Image Source: Ed Sheeran poses for a photo with Maxine the Fluffy Corgi during a visit to SiriusXM's 'The Howard Stern Show' at the SiriusXM Studios on May 10, 2023, in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

The audience was in absolute denial that it was the voice of their favorite, and applauded the singer for his humility and delightful openness with them. “You know what? After that, I did practice…Probably needed it,” Sheeran naively joked. Everyone was left alarmed yet feeling so wholesome that he decided to share with the audience his story without a filter. Comments poured in for the singer full of respect, love and more.

@Timiliu92 said, “Got respect for this man. No insecurities and is just being honest with himself. Certainly, this man has paid his dues as a musician.” @uchechiduruji3886 said, “I love him. This made me laugh. He's such an adorable teddy bear!” @hotstar6742 added: "Humility, honesty and kindness personified." @reporterpeytonlewis1256 stated: "I love how raw and honest he is. Most artists would never do that! He is my favorite human being ever!"



 

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