Ed Sheeran is the UK’s newest talent and at just nineteen years old he has five independent EP’s and one DVD under his belt. His latest work, No.5 Collaborations Project, which was also released independently with no publicity and very little radio play, has thrown him into the limelight. It also briefly knocked Rihanna’s album ‘Loud’ off the top spot of the UK iTunes album chart in just two days.
On the EP he collaborates with a number of England most successful grime artists, and this is what makes it so unique; a mainly acoustic singer/songwriter doing an entire EP with urban artists. It gets two massive thumbs up from me. It’s original and has blended two completely different but equally talented genres together. After the release, Ed decided to sign with Atlantic Records, and has started recording his first studio album. I’m sure we will see very big things from Mr. Sheeran this year. If you haven’t heard of him you should give him a listen, I’m sure that you’ll love it.