The Songwriters Behind TLC’s “No Scrubs” Are Now Credited On Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You”

The similarities between the songs have been officially recognized.

March 21, 2017
The Songwriters Behind TLC’s “No Scrubs” Are Now Credited On Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” TLC hold up their awards at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.   JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images

Many listeners have remarked on the similar melodies shared by Ed Sheeran's current smash hit single "Shape Of You" and TLC's 1999 song "No Scrubs." On Tuesday, The BBC reported that the songwriters behind "No Scrubs," Kandi Burruss, Tameka Cottle, and producer Kevin Briggs, now have writing credits on the song.

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Cottle confirmed the news in an Instagram post. It was not announced why the new credits were added.

Marvin Gaye's family is currently suing Sheeran for allegedly plagiarizing Gaye's "Let's Get It On." He's also facing a lawsuit over another song brought by Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard, who believe that Sheeran's song "Photograph" takes elements from their track "Amazing."

The Songwriters Behind TLC’s “No Scrubs” Are Now Credited On Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You”