Last August, Ed Sheeran promised to put out an 'experimental' album to "clear the air" from his previous studio albums. This week, that record - No.6 Collaborations Project - is released.
The Suffolk singer-songwriter's new collection is a follow-up to his 2011 EP No.5 Collaborations Project, a mixtape-style release featuring grime stars like Ghetts, Wiley and JME.
No.6 Collaborations Project takes the concept to a whole new level; approaching various musical styles, the album's 15 tracks feature 22 collaborators ranging from Camila Cabello & Cardi B to Travis Scott, Eminem and Bruno Mars & Chris Stapleton. The LP features three Top 10 hits including the eight-week Number 1 I Don't Care with Justin Bieber and collaborations with Khalid and Chance The Rapper & PnB Rock.
Looking at singles, Beyoncé's original song Spirit from The Lion King soundtrack is released, plus Jax Jones teams up with Bebe Rexha for his new dance banger Harder. There's more new music from Banks, Bon Iver, David Guetta & Martin Solveig, Emeli Sande, Ina Wroldsen, Lykke Li and Sigma.