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Ed Sheeran feels "fortunate" for US success

British star Ed Sheeran feels lucky that Americans have "paid attention" to his music.

The singer/songwriter burst onto the music scene with his debut album '+' which spawned hit tunes 'The A Team' and 'Lego House'.

Sheeran has since risen to fame in the US - making a guest appearance on Taylor Swift's fourth album Red and writing songs for fellow British act One Direction.

The 21-year-old star is also nominated for a Grammy, with the Brit also scheduled to perform live on the night (February 10) in Los Angeles.

Sheeran is overwhelmed by his success, telling BBC News: "Americans watch the UK a lot more than the UK give them credit for. They really like UK music. These days artists are taking more risks. Artists are saying 'I'm huge in my own country but I'm willing to go to another country and start off at the bottom to get to the top.'

Sheeran added: "I'm fortunate that I'm one of the artists they've paid attention to. I don't necessarily think there's a British invasion just for this year - a British invasion has always been going on."





Watch a recent interview with Sheeran here: