Ed Sheeran wins first Emmy of his career for ‘A Beautiful Game’

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Perhaps Ted Lasso will not become the great winner of the 2023 Emmys (which are being delivered in 2024 after being delayed due to the actors and writers’ strike) but for Ed Sheeran it will always be an edition that he will never forget. The British musician He has won the first Emmy award of his entire career thanks to the song A beautiful game which he composed for the third season of the series.

A hit that since its premiere became a football anthem. Because after a slower initial part of the song, the final bridge and the last chorus, it has become one of the most used songs to set the scene for videos, interviews, finals, events… where the ball is the main protagonist.

The artist has been caught on the other side of the world as he confessed on his official account on social networks: “We won an Emmy last night. “I didn’t expect to win at all, it was a real surprise to wake up to the news, I wish I could have been there but I’m about to start the Asia tour so I had to be somewhere else sadly.”

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Ed Sheeran had already written about the genesis of A Beautiful Game but wanted to remember it: “I wrote a song for Ted Lasso with Max Martin and @foyvance called ‘A Beautiful Game’ We were all fans of the show and they asked us to sing a song for it. finale, so 2 years ago this month we got together and wrote a song about love and football, and how it’s always about the journey rather than the destination. I recorded a crowd at one of my stadium shows singing the final chant to keep him in football.

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“The song was up against some fantastic artists and songs in its Emmy category for Best Original Music and Lyrics, therefore, I didn’t think we had a chance to win, but thank you very much to whoever voted for it, and to Max, Foy and the entire Lasso team. I really feel honored. The song is on all platforms if you haven’t heard it yet. I love you all! Happy new year, see you on the road x” posted the English soloist.

The news of Ed Sheeran’s victory at the 2023 Emmys arrives in the middle of his The Mathematics Tour in his new branch of shows. The delays in his Emmy celebration have prevented him from going to collect the award. A recognition in the first round of the delivery ceremony that will continue in the coming days and will end with the television broadcast on January 15.

This year, the awards have four clear protagonists: Succession with 27 nominations; The Last Of Us with 24 (it is already sweeping the vast majority of categories); The White Lotus with 23; and Ted Lasso with 21. In this way, three of the four most nominated series belong to a single platform: HBO Max.

The soloist and his creative talent have been able to give us almost twenty songs (in the deluxe edition) on Subtract, an album with which he closes his pentalogy and which can give way to a new musical stage. What will never change will be his ability to create anthems like this A beautiful game that will surely give a lot of talk in the Football universe in the future.


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