Ed Sheeran has been recognized in the Queen’s Birthday Honors as a Member of the British Empire (MBE).
The singer-songwriter says he’s “chuffed” to receive the award which recognises his services to music and charity.
In December he returned from a year-long break to release his new album, Divide, which three months on is still topping UK charts.
The redhead holidayed in New Zealand during his time off, loving it so much he toyed with becoming a citizen.
“I’ve always said that if a world war breaks out, the one place I would go to is New Zealand because no one is going to be bothered to come that far to invade. They’ll be like, ‘Ah, we’ll leave them be,'” he told the Daily Star.
The announcement comes a week before one of the star’s biggest gigs to date, performing at the UK Glastonbury festival to more than 100,000 people.