Ed Sheeran has joked that Beyonce has a power over women around the world, saying they want to think like her, want to be her and want to do what she does.

The Sing hitmaker told Power 96.1: "Beyonce controls all women. Beyonce owns women around the world. Beyonce just has this thing, women want to be her. They want to think like her. They want to do the things that she does."

Sheeran recalled a party he threw the night Beyonce's latest album came out and he was shocked when all of his female guests left to listen to it in full, "When that album dropped, you realised how many of your mates are Beyonce fans, because I had a house party the day that it dropped – and I didn't know it was dropping – obviously all the women did.

"And all of the women locked themselves in a room with big speakers and listened to the album all the way though. There were about 16 of them, and the guys were just there drinking beer, playing pool. We didn't know what was going on so we went in and they were just there [singing] Drunk In Love."