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Ed Sheeran Couldn't Be There To Accept An Award, But Still Gave The 'Perfect' Performance

"They've set up so I can play."

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On Sunday night, Ed Sheeran won Song of the Year at the iHeartRadio Music Awards for his single "Shape of You." He couldn't be there in person, as he's currently on tour in Australia, but that didn't stop him from accepting the award and giving a live performance.

Sheeran gave a brief acceptance speech from Melbourne, explaining that it was Monday morning. "They've set up so I can play," he added. "So I'm gonna play a song for you now if that's all right." He then switched out his award for a guitar and revealed a crowd of fans gathered on the street to watch him sing "Perfect."

According to Mashable, the stripped-down performance was free for fans to attend. They surrounded Sheeran as he sang the love song, on which he popularly dueted with Beyoncé last year. It was a special moment bringing fans from different parts of the globe together, as the performance was broadcast to the crowd in Los Angeles.

Song of the Year wasn't the only award Sheeran won during the event. He also took home the trophy for Male Artist of the Year. Meanwhile, Sheeran's BFF Taylor Swift, who debuted her music video for "Perfect" during the show, won the award for Female Artist.

Watch Sheeran's full performance below:

(H/T: Billboard)

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