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Watch Ed Sheeran's Soulful Cover of Christina Aguilera's 'Dirrty'

Feb 24, 2015

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran stopped by BBC Radio 1 Tuesday to offer an adorable reading of the weather report — and also to sing Christina Aguilera's 2002 hit "Dirrty" for the station's Live Lounge. The segment features popular singers covering other artists, often in delightfully genre-bending ways. (See the Arctic Monkeys covering Drake and Kings of Leon covering Robyn.)

Though Sheeran totally crushes it on "Dirrty," he revealed that he'd originally planned to tackle a different tune:

https://twitter.com/edsheeran/status/569904719721832449

Sheeran puts his soulful spin on Aguilera's vocals and even tackles Redman's rap verse. Good job, Ed. No wonder Taylor Swift loves you so much.

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