Ed Sheeran basically failed ALL his music exams while in college

Ed Sheeran is just days away from completing the highest-grossing concert tour of all time, but The Ed Sheeran Made In Suffolk Exhibition in Ipswich reveals that not everyone recognised his talent in the early days.

Ed Sheeran laughing and singing on Europe tour
Ed Sheeran on Europe tour (Picture: Dimitris Legakis/REX/Shutterstock)

During the time he was a student at the Academy of Contemporary Music he has been given six straight F grades for the music subjects he enrolled to.

The musician failed modules for songcraft, professional musicianship, music industry prep and style development. Ed Sheeran began studying music at ACM in the autumn of 2009.

Around that time Just Jack asked him to be a support act for his UK tour so he was faced with a choice – to stay “legit” and continue his studies but miss a big opportunity or to take the shot and hit it big. Looking back I think we can all agree he took the right decision.

Ed Sheeran's F grades at Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM)
Ed Sheeran’s F grades at Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM)

And maybe “The A Team” – one of the first hits he had – was only a cover up 🙂

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