February 18, 2016


Taylor Swift Pens Sweet Birthday Note to Ed Sheeran

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Larry Busacca/BMA2015/Getty Images for dcp

Ed Sheeran is currently having the best week ever, as he recently won two GRAMMY Awards for his "Thinking Out Loud" single and celebrated his 25th birthday on Wednesday (Feb. 17). To top it all off, he received a shout-out from one of his best friends—Taylor Swift.

The 1989 star (who also took home three GRAMMYs of her own, including Album Of The Year) penned a heartfelt message on Instagram dedicated to her music pal. She reminisced on the first time Sheeran played "Thinking Out Loud" for her in London two years ago, noting that "I don’t think he ever knew how much it meant to me that he wanted me to hear his songs first."

Their ever-growing friendship seems to thrive off creativity, as the two artists supported each other on tour and Taylor literally jumped with excitement as Ed accepted his awards Monday night (February 15).

Read her full Instagram birthday message below:

"Looking back on the highlights of my life, there’s a moment I’ll never forget from a day in London about two years ago. I was in town to play the O2 and I was out shopping on my day off. My friend Ed Sheeran met up with me in this little shop where I was buying ballet shoes. He walks in and says 'you have to hear this new song. I think it’s the best one I’ve ever written.' And then, as usual, he pulls out his phone and gives me headphones. I sat there on a bench in that store and heard ‘Thinking Out Loud’ for the first time, as little kids were picking out tutus and leotards next to us. Little did we know it would go on to be first dance song at countless weddings all over the world, become Ed’s biggest hit, and eventually go on to win him Song of the Year at the 2016 Grammys. Ed and I had been on tour together all year on the Red Tour and we saw each other almost every day. I lived for the moments he would burst into my dressing room with a new song to play me. It happened so often that it became normal, and I don’t think he ever knew how much it meant to me that he wanted me to hear his songs first. I don’t think he ever knew how inspired I was by his drive and passion to constantly create new art. But it’s his 25th birthday today, so I’m saying it now. You deserve everything you have, and everything you will continue to achieve, Ed. And an extra congratulations to the incredible Amy Wadge on your two Grammys."