After spending more than a year on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape of You” added some gold to its pile of platinum at Sunday night’s (Jan. 28) 2018 Grammy Awards when the British singer beat out a strong contingent of A-list female pop superstars to take home the Best Pop Solo Performance Award.
Sheeran was not present at the ceremony at New York’s Madison Square Garden, so the awards was accepted on his behalf by Gary Clark Jr. and Jon Batiste. Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) single, which recently celebrated its 53rd week on the charts, beat out some of the most powerful female voices in pop to snag the coveted prize, including P!nk‘s empowerment anthem “What About Us,” Lady Gaga‘s powerful love ballad “Million Reasons,” Kesha‘s comeback track about rising from the ashes “Praying” and Kelly Clarkson‘s sensual “Love So Soft.”
Earlier in the day Sheeran’s third effort also took home an award for best pop vocal album.
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