From Metro UK:
Ed Sheeran is having the last laugh after revealing how ruthless music bosses told him being chubby and ginger wasn’t a good ‘marketing tool’.
Only two years ago the 22-year-old was subjected to singing to an empty hall in Exeter before his track The A-team took off.
‘Every single label I had gone to at the time had told me this song wasn’t a hit this song wouldn’t work and the fact that I was slightly chubby and ginger wasn’t a good “marketing tool” for them,’ the Brit winner said.
‘So yeah it did definitely feel like it wasn’t going to happen. The way I maintained self-belief is that I knew I wasn’t good at anything else so what else was I going to do and secondly with the whole look and songs that the labels rejected I knew it was really important you stay true to yourself.’
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