Ed Sheeran finally releases long-awaited list of collaborators for new album

It's being released on 12th July!

Ed Sheeran

by Emma Dodds |
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After Ed Sheeran announced the song titles of his brand new upcoming album, 'No.6 Collaborations Project', fans of the 'I Don't Care' hitmaker have been desperate to find out who he's been working with.

The 28-year-old, who shot to fame in 2011 with his debut album '+', is well-known for his work with other artists, and also works as a songwriter for big names in the music industry as well as penning all his own songs.

So the news of an album purely dedicated to collaborations is something that fans of the star are definitely interested in.


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'End Game' with Ed Sheeran & Future - 2017

Another collab with Taylor's good friend Ed Sheeran, who helped write the track. It was the first time Taylor had worked with Future, but it was her third collab with a rapper following 'Bad Blood' with Kendrick Lamar and 'Both of Us' with B.o.B.Listen to 'End Game' on YouTube.

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CREDIT: YouTube/ Olly Murs

Olly Murs - 'Love Shine Down', featuring Jessie J (2010)

'Love Shine Down' featuring Jessie J was an album track on Olly's self-titled album from 2010, co-written by Ed, Olly and four other people.Hear the song on YouTube here.

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CREDIT: YouTube/ One Direction

One Direction - 'Little Things' (2012)

Co-written by Ed, 'Little Things' was a Number 1 hit for the boy band One Direction in 2012. It appeared on their second album, 'Take Me Home', and Ed worked with songwriter Fiona Bevan and producer Jake Gosling to create it. Watch the music video on YouTube here.

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CREDIT: YouTube/ Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift - 'Everything Has Changed' featuring Ed Sheeran (2013)

Written by both Ed and Taylor, this single reached the Top 10 around the world in 2013.Watch the music video on YouTube here.

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CREDIT: YouTube/ One Direction

One Direction - '18' (2014)

'18' was another song released by One Direction and written by Ed Sheeran. It was a promotional song released in 2014.Hear the song on YouTube here.

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CREDIT: YouTube/ Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber - 'Love Yourself' (2015)

Ed joined forces with Justin for 'Love Yourself' which was a hit in 2015 all around the world, reaching the top spot in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Sweden, as well as spending six weeks at Number 1 in the UK. Ed nearly kept the track for his own album, '÷', but it ended up with Justin instead.Watch the music video on YouTube here.

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CREDIT: YouTube/ Rixton

Rixton - 'Hotel Ceiling' (2015)

Released in 2015, this song was the third song from Rixton's debut album. Ed worked on the song with producer Benny Blanco, and the video starred Hollywood actress Alice Eve.Watch the music video on YouTube here.

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CREDIT: YouTube/ Rudimental

Rudimental - 'Lay It All On Me' featuring Ed Sheeran (2015)

Co-written by drum and bass group Rudimental and Ed, this single was a hit in 2015 and appeared on the group's second album 'We The Generation' in that year. It was the second collaboration for Ed and the group, who co-wrote and also remixed 'Bloodstream' on Ed's album 'x'.Watch the music video on YouTube here.

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CREDIT: YouTube/ Major Lazer

Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and Mø - 'Cold Water' (2016)

Ed was also co-writer on another Justin Bieber track, which also worked with DJ group Major Lazer, made up of Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire, with the song also featuring Danish singer and producer MØ. It reached Number 1 in the UK in 2016.Watch the lyric video on YouTube here.

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CREDIT: YouTube/ Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams - 'Pretty Woman' (2016)

'Pretty Woman' is featured on Robbie's most recent album, 'The Heavy Entertainment Show', released in 2016. Ed co-wrote the song with Robbie, teamed up with Benny Blanco again and also producer Steve Robson for the track.Hear the song on YouTube here.

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CREDIT: YouTube/ Zara Larsson

Zara Larsson - 'Don't Let Me Be Yours' (2017)

This song was co-written by Zara and Ed along with some other songwriters including Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid. Ed also provided backing vocals on the track, which appeared on Zara's second album 'So Good', released in 2017.Watch the music video on YouTube here.

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CREDIT: YouTube/ Liam Payne

Liam Payne - 'Strip That Down', featuring Quavo (2017)

The debut solo single from former One Directioner Liam Payne was co-written by Ed, Liam and Quavo who also features on the track. Ed also provided uncredited backing vocals for the song, which reached Number 3 in the UK charts.Watch the music video on YouTube here.

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CREDIT: YouTube/ Rita Ora

Rita Ora - 'Your Song' (2017)

Rita Ora made her comeback in 2017 with a song penned by the fantastic Ed, which also served as the lead single from her second album, 'Phoenix, released in 2018.Watch the music video on YouTube here.

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CREDIT: YouTube/ Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie - '2002'

Anne-Marie's most popular song as it stands is '2002', which she co-wrote with Ed and who encouraged her to release it as a single. It peaked at Number 3 in the UK charts.Watch the music video on YouTube here.

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CREDIT: YouTube/ Olly Murs

Olly Murs - 'Moves' featuring Snoop Dogg (2018)

Ed and Olly teamed up once again in 2018 for Olly's comeback single, 'Moves', which also featured vocals from Snoop Dogg. The track featured on the soundtrack for Johnny English Strikes Again.Watch the music video on YouTube here.

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CREDIT: YouTube/ Jess Glynne

Jess Glynne - 'Thursday' (2018)

Ed helped Jess Glynne pen this song, which is all about how people shouldn't be forced to hide behind a mask and should feel free to express themselves. Jess has stated that it's one of her "favourites", and that it's "close to her heart".Watch the music video on YouTube here.

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CREDIT: YouTube/ Little Mix

Little Mix - 'Woman Like Me' featuring Nicki Minaj (2018)

Little Mix's feminist powerhouse track featuring Nicki Minaj was actually co-written by Ed himself along with Jess Glynne for her own album, 'Always In Between', but said that it "didn't fit" with the other songs and gave it to Little Mix instead. Watch the music video on YouTube here.

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CREDIT: YouTube/ Westlife

Westlife - 'Hello My Love' (2019)

Ed Sheeran wrote the comeback single for Irish band Westlife, 'Hello My Love'. The song became a massive hit with Westlife fans.Watch the music video on YouTube here.

After initially releasing the track listing of his album with the collaborators' names scratched out, Ed has now revealed who he's been working with on his fourth album.

Taking to Instagram, Ed wrote, 'Thanks to all the amazing artists I’ve worked with on this record for sharing your talent with me. No.6 Collaborations Project comes out on July 12, hope you like it as much as I do.'

Having already released 'I Don't Care' with Justin Bieber, there are plenty more songs to look forward to. The list also includes Khalid, Camila Cabello and Cardi B, Stormzy, Eminem and Bruno Mars, amongst many other incredibly talented artists.

Fans were, of course, over the moon with the full list of musical conspirators, and took to the comments section on Ed's Instagram post to share happy comments about the upcoming album.

One wrote, 'This album is gonna be insane', as another added, 'This album!!!!!! I’m ready!!!!' and one more commented, 'This looks like it’s going to be hot fire flames 🔥🔥🔥.'

We couldn't agree more!

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