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OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder says hunger can ruin awards ceremonies

Singer-songwriter Ryan Tedder, of OneRepublic fame, has revealed that he usually dreads awards ceremonies, such as the GRAMMYs, because he doesn't eat all night in anticipation of the dinners that follow them, but it ends up wrecking his enjoyment of the occasion.

During a new interview with Billboard, the star explained that being hungry is one sure-fire way to ruin an awards ceremony:

"All I'm ever thinking by the mid-point of the Grammys is - and this sounds terrible, forgive me - I underestimate how much I should eat before the Grammys because I'm thinking about the dinner after and I don't eat. I was dying (in the past). I was so hungry that I was like hearing white noise. My wife was like, 'I think your category is coming up.' I was like, 'I don't give a s**t what category is coming up. I just want to go eat.'"

Tedder joked: "We finish dinner and every year, my wife (Genevieve) and I are like, 'Should we just go home? Netflix?' Like, what's better: the new season of Homeland or the after-party?"

He produced Adele's latest album '25', which is up for the Album of the Year prize at this year's ceremony (due to be held on February 12 in Los Angeles), and revealed that he would consider the 'Someone Like You' sensation a friend: "She's always very sweet, but there are maybe two or three artists where it crosses over from we're friendly and we work together, to, oh, I think we're actually friends."

Watch a recent interview with Tedder here:

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