By now, it’s obvious to pretty much all that Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift are the very definition of friendship. The two have always managed to support one another, and gush about the other whenever given the opportunity to.

Aside from all that, another trait the two undoubtedly share is being able to take their personal lives and use it as inspiration for the music we’ve all come to know and love from the two. Which is why when the “Shape of You,” singer is compared to his friend and her level of success, he pretty much agrees that the two share more than just similar music careers.

Ed explained to British GQ that one of the many reasons his career can be compared to that of the “Blank Space,” singer’s is because, “there’s an underdog element to it.”

“Taylor [Swift] was never the popular kid in school. I was never the popular kid in school. Then you get to the point when you become the most popular kid in school – and we both take it a bit too far,” he continued to say.

Taking it too far and being so honest is what makes them both more than just successful, it also is apparently one of the major forces that drives the two. Ed continued to explain further by admitting, “she wants to be the biggest female artist in the world and I want to be the biggest male artist in the world. It also comes from always being told that you can’t do something and being like I can.”

That drive to be the biggest male artist in the world is also what’s pushing Ed to make sure his new album Divide, reaches to the top of the charts. The singer continued to show his competitive side by saying, “in a 100m sprint to get a No1 album I just know I’m going to win. I don’t care who’s doing what. I just know I’m going to win. I’m going to make sure I come first.”

If the singles released from the album are any indication, there’s no doubt in our minds that his new album is surely going to debut at the top of the charts.

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