Oop! Kandi & Tiny Get BIG NEWS After Fans Claim Pop Singer Robbed Them

Posted On : March 24, 2017
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Kandi Burruss and Tomeka “Tiny” Harris

Xscape singers/reality TV stars, Kandi Burruss and Tomeka ‘Tiny’ Harris, may not have wanted ‘no scrubs’ when they wrote the 1999 TLC hit, but they most certainly want their song credit…and their checks.

“No Scrubs” Is Still Paying Off For Them

The ladies have just gotten some great news by way of ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) the other day- they’ve officially been added to the songwriting credits for top selling pop artist, Ed Sheeran’s new #1 single, “Shape of You.” His song has been heating up the Billboard charts at number one for weeks now, but now he has to spread that money around just a tad bit more with Kandi, Tiny, and their fellow “No Scrubs” songwriter,“She’kspere” Briggs.

Singer, Ed Sheeran
Singer, Ed Sheeran

Tiny & Kandi Have Fans To Thanks For This

You see, what had happened was that as Ed’s song became hot, many fans began to point out the similarities between the production and some of the melodies of “Shape of You” versus “No Scrubs.” The fans kept at it for weeks, complaining online about how Ed and his creative team had jacked TLC’s song without giving Kandi and Tiny credit for it on his album. Many fans even went as far as to post “No Scrubs” vs. “Shape Of You” mashups online to get their point across…

Well, social media is a powerful tool as we all know, and to yet again prove just how powerful it is, check out what happened next…

ASCAP Gives Them Songwriting Credit On Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You”

The fans’ persistent online outcry eventually found it’s way to the eyes and ears of the folks over at ASCAP (a major music licensing corporation that’s responsible for paying music creators performance royalties). ASCAP ultimately concluded that the fans have a point and Ed Sheeran’s song is a little too similar to “No Scrubs.” So ASCAP has now officially added Kandi, Tiny, and  Kevin Briggs to the song credit’s listing for Sheeran’s “Shape of You.”

In other words, ‘No Scrubs” has turned out to be the 1999 gift that keeps on giving for Kandi, Tiny and Briggs, because they’re about to get some additional revenue that wasn’t there before. Whenever Ed Sheeran’s #1 song gets played at anytime in the United States- either on radio, television, internet performances and usage, or movies- which for right now, the “No Scrubs” writing trio will get paid a percentage of the performance royalties Ed’s “Shape Of You” earns.

Kandi’s Happy!

Not sure how Ed Sheeran and his team feel about this, but Kandi made it loud and clear how she feels about it…

kandi ed sheeran tweet

And there you have it family- record sales might be dying in today’s internet era, but when it comes to collecting performance royalties from a hit record, like Sheeran’s “Shape Of You,” there is still some light financially for the songwriters. Sheeran’s currently burning up the radio, television, live concert venues, and more with that song. Everywhere he plays, coins gotta get paid and therefore Kandy and Tiny have just picked up some extra pocketbook money thanks to ASCAP.


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