The star’s hits include Sing, Thinking Out Loud and The A Team
© AP The star’s hits include Sing, Thinking Out Loud and The A Team
Ed Sheeran says he will commemorate his trio of sold-out shows at Wembley Stadium by having his chest tattooed.
“Originally I was going to get the floor plan tattooed on my side, but that seemed a bit ridiculous,” he told the BBC before his opening night show.
Instead, he chose a lion, representing the England football team’s logo. “It’s going to hurt,” the singer said.
The star already has dozens of tattoos, from a ketchup bottle to a teddy bear, each marking career high points.
On Friday, the 24-year-old became the first artist to headline Wembley unaccompanied, taking to the stage with just his guitar.
“I don’t know any different,” he said. “I’ve never done anything but this at my live shows. I’m in control. Everything is in my hands.”
The star’s hat-trick of shows coincides with his second album, X, returning to number one for a fourth time.
The record, which has sold more than two million copies in the UK, has not left the top 10 since its release last June.
He spoke to the BBC’s entertainment correspondent Colin Paterson at Wembley Stadium about his achievements.
One man, one guitar, three nights at Wembley Stadium. That’s a bold statement.
It’s a good statement, yeah. I feel like the press, the media, the music industry – and some people in general – thought that the first album was a flash in the pan, so this is a statement to say that I’m going to be here for a while… So sorry.
Whose idea was it?
It was my idea. I felt like I’d done every…