"Cross Me" is a song by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran featuring American rappers Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock, released on 24 May 2019 as the second single of the former's fourth studio album No.6 Collaborations Project via Atlantic Records.[2][3] It follows his single "I Don't Care", which was a collaboration with Canadian singer Justin Bieber.

"Cross Me"
Ed Sheeran - Cross Me.png
Single by Ed Sheeran featuring Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock
from the album No.6 Collaborations Project
Released24 May 2019 (2019-05-24)
Genre
Length3:26
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)FRED
Ed Sheeran singles chronology
"I Don't Care"
(2019)
"Cross Me"
(2019)
"Beautiful People"
(2019)
Chance the Rapper singles chronology
"Groceries"
(2019)
"Cross Me"
(2019)
"Bad Idea"
(2019)
PnB Rock singles chronology
"I Like Girls"
(2019)
"Cross Me"
(2019)
"Leave Em Alone"
(2019)
Music video
"Cross Me" on YouTube

Background and promotionEdit

Ed Sheeran revealed the song name on 20 May 2019, crossing out the two featured artists name, challenging fans to guess who they were. He hinted at the featured artists by wearing a Chance the Rapper hat and a PnB Rock backpack.[4][5] He also gave a clue of the release date by stating that he had "more new stuff" coming soon.[6]

PnB Rock's vocals are included via sampling of his song "Pressure" from the album Catch These Vibes, specifically from the audiotape of a 2017 XXL video in which he gave a freestyled performance of "Pressure".[7] A music video focusing on the lyrics was released on 21 June 2019.[8]


Credits and personnelEdit

Credits adapted from Tidal.[9]

  • Ed Sheeran – lead vocals, writer
  • Chance the Rapper – featured vocals, writer
  • PnB Rock – featured vocals, writer
  • Fred Gibson – backing vocals, producer, writer, programming, keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, engineering
  • PARISI – synthesizers, designing
  • Gabe Jaskowiak – recording
  • Manny Marroquin – mixing
  • Chris Galland – mix engineering
  • Robin Florent – assistant mix engineering
  • Scott Desmarais – assistant mix engineering

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[54] 3× Platinum 210,000 
Austria (IFPI Austria)[55] Gold 15,000 
Canada (Music Canada)[56] 2× Platinum 160,000 
Denmark (IFPI Danmark)[57] Platinum 90,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[58] Gold 15,000 
Poland (ZPAV)[59] Platinum 50,000 
Portugal (AFP)[60] Gold 5,000 
United Kingdom (BPI)[61] Platinum 600,000 
United States (RIAA)[62] Gold 500,000 

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
  Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various 24 May 2019 Atlantic [9]
United Kingdom 25 May 2019 Contemporary hit radio [63]
United States 8 June 2019 [64]

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