MAYBE ED Sheeran should have named his first hit ‘The F Team’.
An exhibition currently on display in Ipswich has revealed something fairly interesting about one of the most popular musicians on the planet.
The ‘Ed Sheeran Made in Suffolk Exhibition’ opened yesterday, Tuesday 20 August.
It contained the singer’s exam results from when he studied at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, Surrey—and it appears that he failed every single one of them.
Nobody can deny the ‘I Don't Care’ singer’s talent when it comes to music, which means it’s likely that Ed Sheeran was having too much fun exploring the social side of college rather than studying for exams.
The piece of paper, which shows six ‘F’ results in modules including songcraft and professional musicianship, meant the music student could not progress to graduation.
Rather than repeat the exams, Sheeran decided to go his own way—and just one year later he became a household name with the release of ‘The A Team’ which shot up to number 3 in the charts, a serious achievement for a new face on the popular music scene.
Since then, Sheeran has sold over 150 million records, and his albums x and ÷ are two of the best-selling in UK chart history.
The revelation draws parallels to other incredibly successful people who dropped out of college before making their fortune, such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.