Ed Sheeran just won two Grammys at the 2018 awards - for Best Pop Album and Best Pop Solo Performance.
The British-Irish singer didn't attend the 2018 Grammys, but he did win two of the night's big awards!
Sheeran, who already has a lot to celebrate with his recent engagement, won Best Pop Album for ÷ ("divide"), beating Coldplay, Lana Del Ray, Lady Gaga, and Kesha.
He also won Best Solo Pop Performance for his song Shape of You. Sheeran had been up for the award against Praying by Kesha, Million Reasons by Lady Gaga, What About Us by Pink, and Love So Soft by Kelly Clarkson.
Sheeran has not yet commented on his wins, but there was an immediate backlash on Twitter as fans were angry that Sheeran nabbed the award over the more intensely meaningful songs like Million Reasons and Praying.
Lady Gaga wrote Million Reasons in a healing process to recover from a severe heartbreak. Kesha wrote Praying after being through her literal worst nightmare. Ed Sheeran wrote Shape Of You about a club girl he was horny for. Congratulations Recording Academy. Thank you for this.— Monster Reactions (@LMonsterReacts) January 29, 2018
Best Pop Solo Performance:
And the Grammy goes to...the lad who is less talented than these 4 incredible women. DO BETTER #GRAMMYs.— Ryan Knight, PROUD RESISTER 👊 (@ProudResister) January 29, 2018
Others saw the decision to honor Sheeran as a tone-deaf move on the music industry's part in the midst of the #MeToo and Times Up movements.
lol Ed Sheeran the one dude in a category with 4 iconic women and he wins and doesn't show up. Music industry in a nutshell.— Luke O'Neil (@lukeoneil47) January 29, 2018
I guess it’s a good thing Kesha didn’t win over Ed Sheeran, since the music industry doesn’t seem to care about examining its abuses of power— Ira Madison III (@ira) January 29, 2018
Earlier in the night, U2 gave a spectacular performance of their new song Get Out Of Your Own Way, pre-recorded last week on board a barge floating in the Hudson River in New York.
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