Grammys 2016: Ed Sheeran, Song of the Year for 'Thinking Out Loud'
Ed Sheeran won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year during Monday night’s broadcast.
Sheeran’s hit track “Thinking Out Loud” took home the honors, besting a star-packed lineup that included Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright,” Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space,” Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush,” and Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s “See You Again,”
“We wrote it on a couch in my house after having dinner, quite odd,” Sheeran said in accepting the Grammy award, which reward excellence in songwriting and goes to the song’s composers. (Record of the Year, by contrast, recognizes the recording and production of a single track.) Sheeran wrote the track with Amy Wadge.
“If you would have told my 11-year-old, 5-year-old, any age that I would have received an award from Stevie Wonder, I would have been [shocked],” Sheeran said. He accepted the award from Wonder, who said before announcing Sheeran’s win that he predicted the song would win a Grammy.
Sam Smith took home the honor last year for “Stay With Me,” while Lorde earned it the year before that for “Royals.”
Sheeran won earlier in the night for Best Pop Solo Performance, also for “Thinking Out Loud.” For the full list of Grammys winners, head here.