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By Kathleen Perricone

Ed Sheeran may be British, but he found inspiration in America.

The “Sing” artist is set to release his second album, X, which he says came about after spending time in the U.S.

But was it the people or the places he visited that had the most influence?

“It’s more people-based,” he tells On Air with Ryan Seacrest. “And I took more influence from music here, and I got to work with a lot of cool people over here.”

Download Ed’s “Sing” on iTunes here!