Last year, Ed Sheeran started his own record company called Gingerbread Man Records. His first artist was Jamie Lawson, a singer-songwriter. Jamie’s hit single “Wasn’t Expecting That” has won the 2016 Ivor Notello award for “Best Song Musically and Lyrically,” beating out his boss.
Hosted by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, the Ivors honor composers and songwriters. Ed was nominated in the “Best Song” category for his track “Bloodstream,” but lost to Jamie, who Ed signed in May of 2015.
Jamie, 40, said in his acceptance speech, “Thanks. I wouldn’t be here at all without a 24-year-old ginger kid who decided to sign me to his record label and put this song out into the world.” Jamie, who Ed knew from London’s folk scene, peaked at number one on the UK charts with his self-titled album.
On Friday, Jamie tweeted out a correction to one headline that misquoted his speech. But he did say the typo has given him an idea for a new pet name for his employer.
See Jamie’s tweet with Ed’s new nickname below.
(Photo credit: Ed Sheehan Fans Instagram account and Jamie Lawson Twitter account)