You Probably Didn’t Know That Ed Sheeran First Released A Collab Album In 2011

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Now it’s time for round two!

Ed Sheeran is set to release his new album No. 6 Collaborations Project next month, featuring some of the world’s biggest musicians and rappers, but it’s actually not the first time he’s done it.

Back in 2011 before he was signed to a major label, Ed released five consecutive EPs in the hopes of gaining a recording contract: an indie-style EP, a singer-songwriter EP, a folk-style EP, a live EP and a collaborations EP.

Ed super-fans would know that these releases included the songs The A Team and You Need Me, I Don’t Need You, which both ended up being hit singles on his debut album +.

The last EP in the series is titled No. 5 Collaborations Project, where Ed intended each song to act as a musical while also avoiding lyrics about women.

No. 5 Collaborations Project hit number 46 on the UK Album Charts, and featured a number of UK grime artists such as Devlin, JME, Wiley, Ghetts and P Money,

Now in 2019, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Bruno Mars, Eminem and so many more are appearing on Ed’s new collaboration project, which is shaping up to be the biggest album of the year.

Expectations are high after the UK singer’s last album ÷ became the best-selling album in the world in 2017, and also won a Grammy for ‘Best Pop Vocal Album’.

No. 6 Collaborations Project comes out July 12, so prepare for some bops after the first two singles I Don’t Care and Cross Me truly delivered.


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