Ed Sheeran thought his career wouldn’t work out because he was ‘chubby and ginger’.
The 22-year-old singer is currently touring with Taylor Swift.
However he didn’t think he would make is as a pop star because of his looks.
‘Every single label I had gone to at the time had told me this song wasn’t a hit,’ he revealed to SBTV’s NCS. ‘They said this song wouldn’t work. And the fact that I was slightly chubby and ginger was not a good ‘marketing tool’ for them.
‘So it did definitely feel like it wasn’t going to happen.’
However Ed revealed that his quirky appearance is what made him be taken seriously as an artist today.
He likes looking different to the typical popular musician because he gets noticed.
‘But being an individual makes you stand out from the crowd,’ he added.
Ed stuck at it with his ideal profession because he didn’t feel good enough to do anything else well.
The star also found a new determination to be successful after getting negative feedback.
“The way I maintained self-belief is that I knew I wasn’t good at anything else so what else was I going to do, and secondly with the whole look and songs that the labels rejected I knew it was really important you stay true to yourself,’ he commented.
“It’s like if you want something so badly go out there and grab, just keep on doing it – because there are people out there who do want it just as much as you do and there are people out there if given the opportunity to take my place will, so it’s just as important to keep pushing yourself and working at it.”
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