Ed Sheeran: Five things we've learned from collaboration album No.6

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Ed Sheeran has released his hotly anticipated collaborations album and fans are absolutely loving it.

It's called 'No.6 Collaborations Project' and it's Sheeran's fourth album release.

Each track on the album features a heavyweight from the world of music with names like Stormzy, Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber featuring.

Here's five things we've learned from the album everyone's talking about.

Ed's got his rap game on point
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Ed has got a track with grime star Stormzy on the album

Ed's always fancied himself as a bit of a rapper and he really goes for it in No.6.

On the track "Take Me Back to London" with Stormzy, he raps about his love for London and how his most recent tour made over half a billion pounds.

He also raps on the album with hip-hop icons Eminem and 50 Cent.

Ed told BBC Radio 1 that he'd always dreamed of teaming up with Eminem since hearing his music as a kid.

The British urban scene is strong
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British rapper Dave features on the album

Some of the biggest names in British rap feature on the album.

Fresh from his headline set at Glastonbury, Stormzy joins Ed in a nostalgic track about their shared love for London.

There are also appearances from J Hus and Dave - who recently became the first British rapper to secure a UK number one with his song, Funky Friday.

Soul singer, Ella Mai, also duets with Sheeran on the album.

Despite being a British artist, Ella Mai has a much bigger profile in the US.

In 2018, her track 'Boo'd up' reached the top of the US charts with Rolling Stone magazine calling it "one of the biggest singles by a breakout female R&B singer in the past 10 years."

It includes some of the biggest names from America and Canada
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Ed's already had a number one single from the album with Justin Bieber

It wouldn't be an album in 2019 without appearances from the women of the moment, Cardi B and Camilla Cabello, in the track "South of the Border".

There's also a funky collaboration with Justin Bieber in "I don't care" which has already gone to number one in the UK singles chart.

Smooth operator Bruno Mars features in "Blow" and one of the biggest names in dubstep, Skrillex, also features in the track "Way to Break My Heart".

It's got one of Argentina's most popular rappers on it
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Ed's got Argentinean hip-hop star Paul Londra involved

You might not have heard of Paulo Londra before but you soon will now Ed's got him involved on a track called "Nothing on You" .

The Argentinean hip-hop star is one of the biggest rappers in South America with his 'Latin Trap' beats.

He covers loads of music genres
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Ed posted a picture of himself and rap icon Eminem on his Instagram page

Across 15 tracks, Ed covers nearly every music genre imaginable.

He dips into the British urban scene, American hip-hop, pop music, RnB, Latino rap and country.

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