Sheeran gave a special shout-out to one of his littlest fans at his concert in Miami Wednesday. Couple Rocky and Harmony Smith brought along their baby daughter, Cooper Sheeran Smith.
“How old is she?” Ed asked from the stage.
“One year,” Harmony replied. “Her middle name is Sheeran!”
“Her middle name is Sheeran?” Ed said, adding, “I’ve never seen a baby this calm at a concert. Just chilling there for the whole thing and you guys have been loud, you’re singing and she’s just kinda like...I love babies.”
He then dedicated his next song, “Dive,” to Cooper, and asked the audience to sing along for her.
“I want you to be as loud as you can,” he said. “‘Cause she’s gonna be chill.”
“Ed Sheeran we didn’t get a picture with you tonight, but you singing to my daughter was pretty amazing. We’ll see you tomorrow!” Rocky wrote on Facebook, alongside a video of the encounter.
In other cool news for Sheeran, Ed’s third album, ÷ (Divide), released in March, has been certified double platinum for sales of more than two million copies – more than any other album released this year. It’s also been in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 for 24 weeks.
The first single from Divide, “Shape of You,” spent 12 weeks at No. 1 and recently broke the record for the most weeks spent in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100: an amazing 33, all consecutive.
Ed, who was just named Artist of the Year at the MTV VMAs, is currently on the North American leg of his world tour.