Writers Of TLC’s “No Scrubs” Awarded Songwriting Credit On Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You”

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Writers Of TLC’s “No Scrubs” Awarded Songwriting Credit On Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You”

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Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” is the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 right now, and if you’ve heard the song (which I’m sure you have), then you might’ve noticed that its melody is somewhat reminiscent of TLC’s “No Scrubs.” In fact, the two songs are similar enough that “No Scrubs” songwriters Kandi Burruss, Tameka Cottle, and producer Kevin Briggs have all been given writing credits on “Shape Of You.” ASCAP now lists all three names on their site, and if Sheeran’s lucky, he will not be embroiled in yet another lawsuit. Compare the two songs below.

Ed Sheeran is a scrub.

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