Ed Sheeran has surprised fans by announcing a new album of collaborations due for release in July.
The singer revealed the news to his 29m followers in a post on Instagram.
No.6 Collaborations Project is the follow up to Sheeran’s last album Divide, which has sold more than 15.8m units worldwide.
I Don’t Care, the first single from the new album, which features Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, is currently topping the UK charts.
Sheeran is yet to reveal most of the collaborators on the album but other names include Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock.A
Sheeran, from Suffolk, released an EP of collaborations, called No. 5 Collaborations Project, before signing for a major record label in 2010.
He is preparing for a series of homecoming gigs at Ipswich’s Chantry Park in August.
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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