Ed Sheeran Did Country Covers Of R. Kelly, Jay Z And Drake, And It’s Even More Mesmerizing Than It Sounds

Ed puts a country western twist on your favorite hip-hop songs

It’s no secret that Ed Sheeran likes to cover other artists songs.

From Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” to Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love” to Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me,” Ed has always put his spin on hit songs, and they are always pretty impressive.

When he stopped by “Live From MTV” to celebrate his MTV documentary, “Nine Days And Nights,” we put Ed up to the ultimate cover song challenge: turning hip-hop songs into country hits.

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In what we called, “Sheeran Shake-up,” Ed had to pick notable hip-hop songs out of a cowboy hat, grab his guitar and turn it into a country smash, and not surprisingly, he totally made it work.

From R. Kelly’s “Ignition (Remix),” to DJ Khaled’s “All I Do Is Win,” to Jay Z’s “99 Problems,” Ed came up with the cover on the spot and stunned a crowd of Sheerios.

Watch ‘Nine Days And Nights Of Ed Sheeran’ and check out his After Show, including live performances, at Edsheeran.mtv.com! And don’t miss the deluxe, extended version of “Nine Days And Nights Of Ed Sheeran” on Saturday, June 14 at 8p/7c!


Christina Garibaldi has been an on-camera reporter for MTV News since 2011. When not interviewing or writing about her favorite stars, she keeps herself busy with baby animal videos and boy bands.
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