Ed Sheeran uses 'No Scrubs' melody for 'Shape Of You'

we love 22/03/2017

If Ed Sheeran's new single 'Shape of You' makes you feel nostalgic for the '90s R&B, you are not alone. 

Over the weekend some fans pointed out a very important reason as to why this song brings you back in time. 

Some people noticed three new names were recently added to the official writers on 'Shape of You' on the music-rights site: Kandi Burruss, Tameka Cottle, and Kevin Briggs.

At first it doesn't seem like a big deal until you realise Burruss, Cottle, and Briggs wrote 'No Scrubs'.

Many fans have pointed out the similarity between the two melodies. 

Sabrina Carpenter showed us all how similar the two choruses are by mixing the two songs together.

Sheeran’s action of giving the 'No Scrubs' writers credit could be an attempt to avoid any legal issues after he faced two copyright infringement lawsuits last year over songs from his last album.

It's clear the '90s are still well and alive in 2017!