Ed Sheeran has signed fellow singer-songwriter Maisie Peters to his label, Gingerbread Man Records.

Brighton-based Peters' debut album, You Signed Up for This, is due for release on 27 August.

"I grew up inspired and in awe of Ed, like many other 13-year-olds who heard Lego House for the first time," she said.

"So, it's kind of amazing and hard to believe that I get to be the 21-year-old who is able to call him and the whole Gingerbread team now friends, family and mentors for life."

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"She's a very special artist who continues to push her storytelling in new directions," added Sheeran.

"We had a few great writing sessions together and from there I knew I had to work with her."

Peters, who scored a hit earlier this year with her track John Hughes Movie, will release the first single from the album, Psycho, on 2 July. She co-wrote the track with Sheeran and producer Steve Mac. Peters has also worked with Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid on her album.

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