Ed Sheeran waiting to celebrate

Ed Sheeran can now celebrate his British Male Solo Artist win at tonight's (25.02.15) BRIT Awards with MasterCard, after performing his track 'Bloodstream'

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This article is from 2015.

Ed Sheeran (c) Jon Furniss / Corbis

Ed Sheeran (c) Jon Furniss / Corbis

Ed Sheeran won't be celebrating his British Male Solo Artist win until after he's performed at the BRIT Awards with MasterCard.

The 'Thinking Out Loud' hitmaker - who picked up the gong at tonight's (25.02.15) ceremony at London's O2 Arena - is hoping to avoid the cameras later so he can toast his success.

Speaking to the show's hosts, Ant & Dec, after his win was announced, he said: "I've got to perform and then I'll drink. Don't film me later!"

Ed - who is also nominated for British Single, British Artist Video of the Year and the prestigious MasterCard British Album of the Year - dedicated his first win of the night to the departing head of TV promotions at his record label, Atlantic Records, Deirdre Moran.

Accepting his award, he said: "Thank you very much; that's a good way to start the night. The first year I came to the BRITs was 2011 and I met my TV girl there, Deirdre Moran, and she's taken me through every single TV show I've ever done. And she's leaving; this is the last thing she's ever doing today so I'd like to dedicate this award to Deirdre."

And the 24-year-old singer will probably be glad when the show ends, after admitting earlier that he "can't breathe" in his suit.

Speaking on BBC Radio 1 before the event, he said: "I can't breathe in my suit by the way.

"It was tailor-made for me when I was a bit thinner and I've had some milkshakes since then."

Ed has since taken to the stage to sing a track off his album, 'X', titled 'Bloodstream'.

Ed Sheeran

Folky rapping singer-songwriter on the block, mooning over girls and stuff, such as on the big hit 'The A-Team'.

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Thu 22 Jun

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