Ed Sheeran announces surprise new album
A new Ed Sheeran album is on the way with some of music's biggest names.
Not too long ago, pop legends Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber joined forces for the second time, releasing the catchy, if not somewhat bland 'I Don't Care'.
The two had set the bar particularly high from the last song they worked together on. 'Love Yourself' was one of the biggest and best songs of 2015, so fans can be forgiven for being a tiny bit disappointed by their most recent effort.
But not to worry, because even more Ed Sheeran collaborations are on the way.
No.6 Collaborations Project is the follow up to Sheeran's last album Divide, and looks set feature some of the biggest artists in the world.
The Justin Bieber track is on the tracklist, as is a song featuring rapper Chance the Rapper, so the bar is set fairly high for whomever else graces it.
The Chance song will be made available from Thursday night (23 May), which is when you can pre-order it, but the actual album itself won't be released until 12 July.
Sheeran revealed the news in an Instagram post to his 30 million followers, saying that he's wanted to make this album since 2012.
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Before I was signed in 2011, I made an EP called No.5 Collaborations Project. Since then, I’ve always wanted to do another, so I started No.6 on my laptop when I was on tour last year. I’m a huge fan of all the artists I’ve collaborated with and it’s been a lot of fun to make. No.6 Collaborations Project will be out everywhere on 12 July. It’s available to pre-order from midnight tonight local time and my song with @chancetherapper and @pnbrock will be out everywhere at the same time x