January 27, 2014


Rick Rubin Brought Ed Sheeran's New Album "Back to Life"

Ed Sheerhan may lose to the juggernaut that is Macklemore & Ryan Lewis when it comes to the the Best New Artist GRAMMY, but we doubt he's sweating it too much if his pre-awards show interview was any indicator.

The "Lego House" singer tells Fuse News' Jack Osbourne that this year's GRAMMYs is going to be a tad better than 2013's (his first) when he took on the daunting task of performing alongside Sir Elton John.

"It was definitely a stressful night," he says.

"It was a lot of fun, but coming back this year will be a bit more relaxed. It doesn't matter if I win or don’t win; it’s the end of the campaign. So, just chill."

But chilling is not the Sheeran way. 

In addition to releasing the track "I See Fire" for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug soundtrack, he has been hard at work tweaking an upcoming album with the help of famed producer Rick Rubin.

Spoiler alert: Ed's a big Rick fan.

He [Rubin] is good at reenergizing people," he says.

"I've been making this album for almost three years now and two and a half years in to it I was like 'I'm done, I don’t want to do this any more.'

"And he got involved and brought it back to life."

Watch the full interview above and be sure to visit fuse.t/grammys for extensive coverage of music's biggest night.