Ed Sheeran: I Recorded Two Songs with David Guetta

Ed Sheeran, 2014.
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Ed Sheeran performs on Day 1 of the V Festival at Hylands Park on August 16, 2014 in Chelmsford, England. 

The 23-year-old tells Billboard that he was in the studio with the dance maestro.

Before Ed Sheeran took the MTV Video Music Awards stage to accept his first-ever VMA for Best Male Video for "Sing," the U.K. singer-songwriter dished to Billboard on his most recent collaboration. Sheeran was recently in the studio with none other than David Guetta, the French producer/DJ behind smash hits like "Titanium" and "Sexy Bitch."

"Two days ago, I wrote and recorded two songs with David Guetta, for some other people to sing," Sheeran told Billboard's Keith Caulfield on the VMAs red carpet. "I'm going in tomorrow to do some stuff for myself."

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Sheeran has had a stellar year releasing and performing his sophomore album, x, which debuted atop the Billboard 200 albums chart in June. "Sing," produced by Pharrell Williams, was a Top 20 hit for the singer-songwriter, who is touring North America behind his second album but says he is finding some downtime to write new material.

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"This is the only time I can write -- when you're promoting, there's no time at all," says Sheeran, who recently released an EP for his new single "Don't" that includes a remix with Rick Ross.

For more with Sheeran, including his process of writing songs for himself and others, watch the video above.