As a singer who has enjoyed her own widespread success in the music industry, Taylor Swift knows a thing or two about what will make it big. The 22 singer predicted that Ed Sheeran, who has written and recorded the end credit song “I See Fire” for The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, will achieve “success worldwide.”
Swift is a close friend and collaborator with the British star, whose work on the second Hobbit film will be his first original song in close to two years. Swift predicted Sheeran’s rise to worldwide fame earlier this month after he sold out a show at Madison Square Gardens—three nights in a row!
Swift and Sheeran recently recorded a duet for Swift’s most recent album Red. “Everything Has Changed” was performed live in New York on November 1.
Swift gushed about Sheeran’s success to Capital FM, saying, “I was almost tearing up because he introduced me and we’re standing there in front of the screen in front of a sold out Madison Square Garden crowd and they all bought tickets with his name on it. I was so proud of him.
“I think for him, success worldwide is inevitable. That’s going to happen. He’s amazing, he’s talented, he’s got an amazing record.”
Swift says that she had a feeling Sheeran’s career would take off soon after their duet performance in New York.
“The fact that it was able to happen so quick is what I was so proud of because we’d played a stadium in New York a couple months a go and then they put the tickets on sale for Madison Square Garden.
“And clearly, everyone who saw us, a huge percentage of them wanted to see him. That really shows a lot – that the fans were willing to go, ‘You know what, I want to see that guy do his own show too’.”
Connections are everything, in any industry, but it helps to have a fanbase that is willing to make the trip! Sheeran fans will be happy to hear that he will be releasing his second studio album in 2014. He debuted two songs, “So In Love” and “New York,” during his US tour.
Watch the music video for “Everything Has Changed” below