Ed Sheeran still doubts his talent despite his phenomenal success.
The Shape of You hitmaker opened up about his career in an interview with Britain's Daily Express newspaper, and confessed he credits his persistence and passion for music for his success.
"I wouldn't class myself as talented. I think you have to work for talent," the 28-year-old shared. "I think persistence is worth more than talent... the more you work at something, you give yourself no choice but to get better."
Despite earning a reported $627 million from his current Divide Tour, which wraps up in August after more than two years on the road, the star claimed money has never been a priority for him.
"I never thought I would be playing stadiums, but I always thought I'd be making a living doing music." Ed insisted. "Even if it was just playing a pub show and getting £100 at the end of the night.
"I always knew that was possible - I never had any other plan."
Ed is now one of the most famous singers in the world, with a string of hits such as Thinking Out Loud, Castle on the Hill and The A Team under his belt.