As Sheeran explained in a new Instagram post, he made an EP dubbed No. 5 Collaborations Project back in 2011, before he had a record deal.
"Since then, I've always wanted to do another, so I started No.6 on my laptop when I was on tour last year," he wrote. "I'm a huge fan of all the artists I've collaborated with and it's been a lot of fun to make."
The new record is set to land on July 12 and will be available for pre-order tonight at midnight.
Sheeran also revealed that a track called "Cross Me" from the upcoming project, featuring Chance the Rapper and PNB Rock will also be available tonight. He shared the remaining tracklist, as well, though most of the collaborators' names have been crossed out for the time being.
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
The U.K. singer also shared a video clip from an interview with Charlamagne tha God, in which he reveals the full list of collaborators on the album — though the names have all been redacted.
The announcement follows Sheeran's recent collaboration with Justin Bieber, "I Don't Care," which will appear on the upcoming No. 6 Collaborations Project, as well.