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Wednesday
Jul172013

Ed Sheeran Gets Advice from Elton John in Weekly Phone Call

Christie GoodwinEd Sheeran is lucky enough to have an excellent mentor, a fellow British artist he can always turn to for advice: Elton John, with whom he performed at the Grammys this year.

Ed recently told People magazine that he often hears from Elton.  Ed said, "He'll ring me weekly just to be like, 'Don't give up. Do this single...I know you want to do this but do this.'"

Ed, 22, noted that the 66-year-old Elton “is really, really involved” in Ed’s career, and added, "For him to take so much interest in my projects is really flattering and humbling.”

Ed is currently on the road with Taylor Swift.

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