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Ed Sheeran says one of his songs will likely end up on the new One Direction album.  In an interview with "MTV News" the British singer-songwriter says he "got a call from Simon Cowell" the other day about a song of his making the final cut on the boy band's upcoming release Four.

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Members Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik also confirmed the news to "MTV," adding that it was a ballad they had chosen to use. 

Ed is a longtime friend of the group.  He wrote a song called "Moments" for One Direction's debut album Up All Night, as well as the second single "Little Things" off the group's sophomore album Take Me Home.  

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Meantime, Ed is preparing to release a video for his next single "Thinking Out Loud," which he calls "the best video [he's] done and probably ever will do." 

Both Ed and One Direction took the stage in Las Vegas over the weekend at the iHeartRadio Music Festival! Check out photos from their performances below.

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