Global superstar Ed Sheeran might have written countless great songs but he actually failed all his music exams at college.
An exhibition about the red-haired singer has been opened in his hometown of Ipswich, detailing some of the ups and downs he has faced throughout his career.
One of the standout exhibits is Sheeran’s exam results. The A Team singer studied at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, Surrey, but shockingly failed every single one of his exams.
The letter to Sheeran from the college shows exhibit six ‘F’ results in modules including songcraft and professional musicianship.
These results meant he could not progress to graduation and faced having to re-sit all the exams.
However, the Thinking Out Loud star chose to drop out of college and pursue his career in music by getting his name and face out there performing anywhere he could.
Just a year later he became a household name after his debut single The A Team reached number 3 in the charts.
Ever since then, Sheeran has been one of the most prolific songwriters in the music industry, with countless hits, collaborations and writing credits.
He has sold over 150million records worldwide, and is one of the most recognisable faces in showbiz.
Sheeran is hugely popular everywhere he goes, including Ireland. The singer’s grandparents both came from Ireland and he has always spoken about his pride at his heritage.
In fact, Sheeran’s hit single Nancy Mulligan tells the love story between his grandparents.
Take a look at the official video.