Ed Sheeran crowned as the UK’s artist of the decade 10 months ago

Ed Sheeran crowned as the UK’s artist of the decade

Quite an achievement, in fairness to Ed.

Ed Sheeran has had a ridiculously impressive decade.

Back when everyone's favourite red-head was just singing at small venues in London, and uploading videos on to his YouTube page, who could have thought he'd end up one of the most successful songwriters of all time?

Then in June of 2010, 'The A Team' was released, and nothing has been the same ever since.

He's gone on to make MILLIONS of pounds, have 12 number one singles and albums, spend a total of 79 weeks across the Official Singles and Albums Chart, and release songs with some of the biggest names in music, including Eminem, Cardi B, Justin Bieber, and WAY more.

And he has been rewarded for his efforts, being named as the UK’s Official Number 1 Artist of the Decade by The Official Charts Company.

"This is nuts – I didn’t really expect to have a career past five years... Thank you to everyone who’s supported me over the past 10 years," Sheeran said, "Especially my amazing fans. Here’s to the next 10!"

Watch Ed celebrate the news with his award below:

Clip via Official Charts

Now is it okay if we claim him as Irish? It seems only fair...