Ed Sheeran is aiming for the top and that’s Adele.
In a new interview with Megyn Kelly on “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly”, the singer opens up about his career goals. One of them is to sell more records than the biggest artist in the world at the moment. Who’s that? Adele, of course.
According to Sheeran, if you don’t set your dreams high, what’s the point? His goal is to sell more than 20 million records and he’s very serious.
“I feel like me saying this – a lot of people were like, ‘That’s such an arrogant thing to say’ and blah, blah, blah,” Sheeran reveals.
“I think you need to choose someone that’s at the top of their game. Like, I probably won’t sell 20 million records. And I probably won’t ever be as big as Adele,” he tells Kelly.
“The word Adele is just something that no one should f**k with, basically. If you put that in any sentence, prepare to be shut down,” he says.
He’s aware it’s a big feat, but that’s part of the fun. “But if you don’t aim for the top of the mountain, how are you ever going to get halfway?”
This isn’t the first time Sheeran has mentioned his ambitious goals. In an interview with GQ, Sheeran said it is all very friendly. “I’m not in competition because we all sit in our own lanes, but once the creative product is out there is a race to the finish line,” he said.