Brit Awards: Ed Sheeran Delivers an Emotional Rendition of "Supermarket Flowers"
He also received an honorary award for global success.
Midway through the 38th annual Brit Awards on Wednesday, Ed Sheeran delivered an incredibly raw performance of “Supermarket Flowers” from his album Divide.
The singer, who is always a favorite at the awards show, delivered a vulnerable, tear-jerking rendition of the song, accompanied only by piano, guitar and eventual backup vocals from a choir.
The song, which includes such lyrics as “When God took you back he said hallelujah,” is one of the more emotional cuts from the wildly successful Divide, which came out last March. Sheeran revealed in an interview with Zane Lowe that the tune is about his grandmother becoming ill and passing away during the making of the album.
Sheeran is up for four Brit Awards, including album of the year.
This story first appeared on Billboard.com