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Ed Sheeran vows to boycott Grammys if he loses out

British pop star Ed Sheeran has threatened to boycott the Grammy Awards in future if he does not win a prize at the 2016 ceremony.

The Thinking Out Loud singer quit social media and embarked on a break from music in December (15), and he had initially planned to snub the prizegiving in California on 15 February (16).


He has now changed his mind because he does not want to miss out on the chance to pick up a prize after going home from the ceremony empty-handed for the past three years, but Ed is adamant he will never attend the show again if he does not finally win.


"I wasn't going to attend even after getting nominated, because I've been the last three years and always lost. I've known I'm not going to win so I get smashed (drunk) before," he tells British newspaper The Sun.


"But then it's going to be sod's law that this would be the year I get it if I didn't go. So I'm going to go and if I don't get it, I won't go again."


Thinking Out Loud is nominated for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance, but Ed is not planning to celebrate any potential win at the afterparties.


"I'm not going to go to the party. I'm going to go to the awards then b**ger off straight away," he adds. "Every year you go to the party and at some point there's someone you really respect and want to meet but you're too f**ked."


Ed was pictured looking drunk and dishevelled coming out of an afterparty for the 2015 BRIT Awards, where he won Best Male Solo Artist and Album of the Year for X.


In December (15), Ed announced his hiatus on social media by writing, "Hello all. I'm taking a break from my phone, emails and all social media for a while. I've had such an amazing ride over the last 5 years but I find myself seeing the world through a screen and not my eyes so I'm taking this opportunity of me not having to be anywhere or do anything to travel the world and see everything I missed.


"To my family and friends, if you love me you will understand me b**gering off for a bit, to my fans, the 3rd album is on its way and is the best thing I have made thus far. See you all next autumn, and thank you for being amazing. Ed x".