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.

Ahead of his awards show appearance, he also co-hosted Nick Grimshaw's BBC Radio 1 breakfast show Tuesday; Sheeran's friend and collaborator Taylor Swift also appeared as a guest. At one point, BBC Newsbeat's Tina Daheley asked Sheeran to read the weather report. The "Don't" singer decided to make it up on the fly, telling listeners, "The weather outside is brisk. If you walk out you will get very, very pink cheeks very quickly. You will need some lip balm because your lips will dry and that will happen. Also, there is a chance that you will step in a puddle today, so please do not wear slippers outside."

"That was Ed Sheeran's version of the weather!" Daheley said.

"No!" the cheeky musician protested. "That was the real weather!"

Daheley then read the real forecast.

Sheeran then explained his behavior, saying, "If you say there's a chance it'll be really sunny, everyone will get really excited, and then they'll just blame you...It will make people for an hour, which is enough."

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