I can go on for hours about how pissed I am that Ed Sheeran didn't get all the Grammy nominations that he truly deserved. Despite having one of the best albums of the year, songs that literally sat atop the charts for weeks, and streaming numbers that shattered records...the Grammy committee only rewarded him with 2 nominations.
When he had the chance to talk to Ellen about it, he summed up things perfectly,
"My outlook on it is like, some years you have your year and some years you don't have your year, and maybe this year wasn't my year," he began.
Then Ellen said Shape Of You has never left her head, Ed replied: "But that's the point, that's where you win. That's where the validation comes from, where you actually see people—genuine people—enjoying the songs.
"I'd rather have, like, a lifetime of people coming up to me and saying, like, 'This song affects me in this way, in a positive way,' and like, 'This song is my wedding song,' 'This song was my first kiss,' than anything else. I think that's where the validation comes."