Despite his many tattoos, it looks like Ed Sheeran isn't as big of a bad boy as we thought he was. Even though his first album, which sold almost four million copies and he currently has a hit single "Sing" with Pharrell Williams, the rising British star prefers to be humble about his success.

According to E! News, during a chat with Parade magazine's latest issue Taylor Swift's good pal revealed, "It's the time of being polite," adding, "Radio stations aren't going to play you if you show up late. You have to be respectful and do your job."

He actually credited the "Red" artist with being his role model for how to act in the entertainment industry. Ed Sheeran explained, "You can guarantee that Taylor will always be professional and polite, and if you want to be as big as her, you have to be just as professional and polite."

Ellie Goulding's ex-boyfriend continued, "If you're not, radio stations will say, 'Hmmm, he wasn't very nice to us yesterday, but she was lovely, so we're going to play her records.' "

Speaking of being polite, the "Give Me Love" artist admitted that he couldn't bring himself to leave his hotel room trashed following a "wicked" night in Los Angeles after a Grammys after party this year. Apparently he and his pals piled the contents of his hotel room into his bathtub.

Sheeran said, "I felt so bad and said, 'Oh, someone's going to have to clean this up.' So I literally de-trashed my room and put it back to normal."

He added, "If I trash a hotel room, will anyone like me more? You're not going to have kids going, 'Oh, that's really cool and edgy.' You're probably going to get a ticked-off maid and that's about it."

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