Ed Sheeran, who received a best new artist nod during Friday night’s Grammy Nominations Live! Concert, said the highlight of the year (before the nod, of course) was doing the end credit song, "I See Fire,"  for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.”

“I’m just a massive geek  and being involved in that was fun,” he said backstage. “I got to hang out with [director] Peter Jackson and go to the premiere.”  Jackson called him while Sheeran was at a wedding in Ibiza.

Sheeran also received a nomination for album of the year for his work with Taylor Swift on her album, “Red.”