Tuesday 21 November 2017

'No Scrubs' songwriters finally credited on Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You'

No Scrubs was a huge hit TLC in 1999
No Scrubs was a huge hit TLC in 1999

Ed Sheeran has finally credited the songwriters behind 90's jam No Scrubs on his single Shape Of You.

Kandi Burruss of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle and Kevin “She’kspere” Briggs are receiving retroactive songwriting credit for Ed Sheeran‘s number one single Shape of You because of its resemblance to a 1999 song they co-wrote, TLC's No Scrubs.

Buruss shared the news on her Instagram account on Monday.

The legendary songwriters are now listed alongside the original songwriters, Sheeran, Steve Mac and Snow Patrol's John McDaid.

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Listeners had previously commented on the similarity between the songs.

It's not the first time the singer has been accused of copying an r 'n' b classic.

In 2016, Sheeran was sued over claims that his hit track Thinking Out Loud sounded like Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On.

The family of the man who wrote Let's Get It On claimed Sheeran copied the "heart" of the 1973 soul classic and repeated it continuously in 2014's Thinking Out Loud.

Ed Townsend's relatives allege that the British singer-songwriter continued to perform the song even after he was notified of the copyright infringement claim last year.

Sheeran was also sued by English songwriters, Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard, after they suggested his single Photograph had a similar structure to their song, Amazing.

The pair say that Sheeran's ballad has the same musical composition to their track, which was released by former X Factor winner Matt Cardle in 2012.

Both Thinking Out Loud and Photograph cases are still pending.

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