Before singing his mini-concert for Howard and Robin, Ed talked a bit about writing music for other artists like Justin Bieber, why he wants to just be friends with Taylor Swift, how he ended up living in Jamie Foxx's house, and the time Stevie Wonder correctly predicted he'd win a Grammy.
Check out the highlights from Ed Sheeran's interview below. A Song for Bieber Photo: PRPhotos He currently has the No. He's also penned successful songs for other artists, including Justin Bieber who burned up the charts with "Love Yourself," a song that Ed wrote. After doing a quick cover of the tune on air, Howard questioned why Ed rarely performs that song live in concert. I like writing songs and I like singing songs that I'm really close to personally.
But after seeing Justiin grow as a performer, he started to consider him for the song. They eventually met up and worked on the track together before it was released on Bieber's album "Purpose. Ed told Howard about the time he put a golf ball in Justin's mouth and teed off, missing the ball and instead smacking Justin straight in the jaw.
He just drinks water and eats salmon. So much so that, for a time, he considered her his "wingman. According to Ed, Taylor has helped him pick up girls in the past, including a few of her friends.
Ed is now dating his high school sweetheart Cherry and said Taylor had something to do with getting them back together, too, after suggesting Ed invite Cherry to a Fourth of July party at her Rhode Island home. Such was true of Ed Sheeran's luck at the annual award show. He told Howard how he had to experience several losses before finally picking up his first golden gramophone.
Ed told Howard that's when Steve predicted he'd win his first Grammy. Not long after that, it was Wonder handing him the very Grammy he foresaw him winning.
The Howard Stern Show Ed told Howard how he's always had to rely on the kindness of strangers while trying to make it as a musician.
That included a stint staying with actor Jamie Foxx at his house in California after Ed moved to Los Angeles with only a dream of hitting it big. The living arrangement happened by chance after Jamie's manager saw Ed sing live at an L.
After Jamie heard Ed's music he invited him to crash at his place and record at his home studio. But in addition to putting a roof over his head, Ed told Howard how Jamie's generosity gave him a newfound sense of faith in his ability as a musician. Ed's Friend, Eric Clapton Photo: PRPhotos In terms of who has influenced him most as a musician, Ed points to rock legend Eric Clapton as the person who inspired him to start writing songs and performing. After purchasing one of Clapton's replica guitars online, Ed explained how he actually formed a friendship with Slowhand.
The two continued to keep in touch and eventually had dinner together. They then had the idea of recording a cover of a Paul Brady song together — a birthday gift from both of them for the Irish singer-songwriter.
What Is a Hit Song Anyway? Ed has returned to the top of the Hot chart with "Shape of You," but he admitted to Howard on Tuesday he didn't even think that song would be a hit after he recorded it. How he determines whether a song will be successful or not usually depends on how much he connects with it.