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January 16, 2012

Star Man hitmaker tells up-and-coming protégé he 'smashed it' following nominee announcement

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran received a congratulatory phone call from mentor Elton John wishing him good luck following the announcement of the Brit Award nominees last Thursday.

Sheeran, 21, leads this year's awards with four nominations for Best Male Solo Act, Best Breakthrough Act, Mastercard British Album of the Year for his album + and Best British Single for his song A Team.

Sheeran told The Sun: 'I speak to Elton on a weekly basis. He's very involved. I got a talk from him after the BRITs nominations.