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11 Reasons 2013 Was The Year Of Ed Sheeran

All hail! In 2013, Ed Sheeran proved he was an unstoppable force, and we loved it.

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1. Ed Sheeran has been having a great year.

2. In 2013, he finished up his first headlining tour of the U.S.

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3. Then he opened for Taylor Swift's massively successful Red tour.

4. His debut album was certified gold by the RIAA.


5. His song "A-Team" was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2013 GRAMMYs.

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6. And he performed at the ceremony with Elton John.

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Elton. Freaking. John.

7. This year, he was nominated for the Best New Artist GRAMMY award.

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Look how supportive he is of his fellow nominees!

8. He wrote two songs for One Direction's album Take Me Home.

"Little Things" went to #1 in the U.K.
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"Little Things" went to #1 in the U.K.

9. Then he was asked to write a song for the credits of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

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The resulting "I See Fire" peaked at #13 on the U.K. Singles charts despite little to no radio support of the track.

10. He's announced his first U.K. arena tour!

So it looks like 2014 is going to be a big year, too.

11. Plus this GIF wins everything.

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It's from the video for "Drunk," in which he gets drunk with a cat.

Basically the whole internet in one image.