Is there anything Ed Sheeran can't do?
The singer-songwriter put his soulful spin on Christina Aguilera and Redman's 2002 anthem "Dirrty." Sheeran, who is up for four BRIT Awards Wednesday, performed at BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge Tuesday. He invited Aguilera to watch the performance via Twitter, writing, "Oi @xtina I covered you." Sheeran, 24, also performed his own hits, including "Bloodstream" and "Give Me Love" and "Thinking Out Loud."
Though Aguilera successfully reinvented herself with the release of "Dirrty," the song peaked at No. 48 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Its follow-up, "Beautiful," reached No. 2 and earned Aguilera a Grammy.
Who knows how "Dirrty" would have done had Aguilera recorded Sheeran's version!
Sheeran, meanwhile, will perform at the BRIT Awards Wednesday. He is competing in the British Male Solo Artist, MasterCard British Album of the Year, British Single of the Year and British Video categories.