'No Scrubs' writers get added to Sheeran hit 'Shape of You'

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"Shape of You" is now on top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The former Xscape singer/songwriters have now been given credit on Ed Sheeran's hit single "Shape Of You" ... but not for actually writing the song.

However, after an increasing number of people suggested it owed a lot of its musicality to "No Scrubs", Kevin Briggs, Kandi Burruss and Tameka Cottle have now also been listed as co-writers.

Kandi Burruss has been given a writing credit on Ed Sheeran's Shape of You.

Kandi Burress, who now stars on the reality show The Real Housewives of Atlanta took the time to post a humble response to the credit on Instagram.

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Originally, Ed Steve Mac and Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid were the only credited writers of the hit, originally intended for Little Mix and Rihanna.

The song, from Sheeran's latest album Divide, is now No.1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

Back in June 2016, two musicians sued Ed Sheeran for $20m (£13.8m) over his single Photograph.

He was previously sued for nearly R 250 mil by Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard over his single, "Photograph" just previous year after claiming that the structure was very similar to that of their song, "Amazing".

Even Shape Of You has a few other claims on its provenance, or at least inspiration, with some commentators noting connections with Australian Sia's song Cheap Thrills and Tracy Chapman's song Mountain O' Things.

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