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Grammys 2016: Ed Sheeran wins Song of the Year

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Ed Sheeran just took home the award for Best Song of the Year at the Grammys tonight for "Thinking Out Loud." The award specifically recognizes songwriters, while the Grammys' Record of the Year award recognizes the entire team behind a track.

Sheeran faced stiff competition from Kendrick Lamar's "Alright," Taylor Swift's "Blank Space," Little Big Town's "Girl Crush," and Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, "See You Again." However, "Talking Out Loud" had the benefit of being ubiquitous last year. The track peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 last year, and sold more than 4 million copies in the US. Sheeran already won a Grammy tonight for Best Pop Solo Performance. He's also up for Record of the Year.