Ed Sheeran‘s ‘Shape Of You‘ has been omnipresent on the charts and radio alike. Hence, it’s unsurprising if it’s become familiar to the masses.
Well, it turns out one of the main reasons for that is that it borrows from TLC‘s smash hit ‘No Scrubs.’
And now its writers are being compensated accordingly.
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The likings of the two records was so striking that the writers behind the 90s’ hit (Kandi Burruss, Tamika Cottle, and producer Kevin Briggs) have now been listed as writers behind Sheeran’s ‘Shape.’
Prior to the amendment, only Ed and co-writers Steve Mac and Johnny McDaid were listed.
There’s no word on how the issue was raised, but it’s most certainly been resolved.
Tiny confirmed the news on Instagram…
Whether the red-headed crooner intentionally utilized the original 90s’ melody without giving credit, it’s not the first time the 26-year-old has found himself in a similar predicament.
Like Robin Thicke and company, the Brit hitmaker is being sued by Marvin Gaye’s estate over another one of his hits, ‘Thinking Out Loud.‘ Marvin’s camp believe the 2015 single draws similarities with Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On.’
Perhaps in a bid to avoid any more drama, Sheeran and co have clearly complied and sliced that percentage pie.
Did they need to, though?
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