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Ed Sheeran Grants Kandi Burruss & Tiny Writing Credits on “Shape Of You”

Xscape is winning this year!

Only recently the ladies of the ’90s powerhouse girl group announced their reunion after 18 years, which fans everywhere were surprised and excited to hear. While, we await more news on what their plans will be, two of the leading members, Kandi Burruss and Tameka “Tiny” Harris, are about to get a nice unexpected check from Ed Sheeran!

The superstar singer-songwriter has given them writing credit on his No. 1 single “Shape of You,” for containing a similar melody to their writing on TLC’s popular single “No Scrubs.”

Some critics stated that the song’s pre-chorus, which goes: “Girl, you know I want your love / Your love was handmade for somebody like me,” sounded similar to TLC’s classic: “No, I don’t want no scrubs / A scrub is a guy that can’t get no love from me.”

Following the backlash, Kandi and Tiny, have been credited, alongside another co-writer, Kevin “She’kspere” Briggs, according to Billboard.

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Listen: ThisisRnB Presents: Acoustic Sessions Vol. 2 (Guitar Sessions)


Throughout the years that we’ve been running ThisisRnB, our original acoustic sessions series has been one of the most rewarding and enriching things that we’ve done. From the earliest developments of it and curating our process over the years, we couldn’t be more honored and proud of the content that has been created through these sessions.

While the videos live on our YouTube channel, we’ve always felt like it would be nice to do something with the audio recordings as well.

So, after revisiting the sessions, we’ve gathered and created playlists broken down into two simple styles–piano sessions and guitar sessions. We are currently releasing them online for free streaming as our gift to you!

Thank you all for watching and supporting us over the years. Thank you to all the artists who allowed us to help capture these amazing performances, along with all the publicists, managers, and record label associates who helped facilitate them. Thank you to all the engineers and studios as well, we couldn’t have done this without you.

#PressPlay and listen to Vol. 2 of the “ThisisRnB Acoustic Sessions” below!

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Watch: Beyoncé Performs at 2015 Global Citizen Festival, Brings Out Ed Sheeran


Another day, another incredible musical festival.

Coming together to implement a call-to-action to help end extreme poverty, musical stars from all over the world brought their talents to the 2015 Global Citizen Festival in New York City on Saturday.

Shutting down the Great Lawn in Central Park, Beyoncé (amongst many others), delivered a forceful set of hits including “Crazy In Love,” “Who Run The World,” ” Flawless,” and “Single Ladies.” Calling on talented guitarist and singer Ed Sheeran for an acoustic version of “Drunk In Love,” Beyoncé told the crowd, “I want to bring out someone I respect so much.”

In addition to the aforementioned, she joined Pearl Jam for a duet of Bob Marley and The Wailers’ classic hit, “Redemption Song,” and introduced the FLOTUS on stage for her speech to the crowd.

Take a look at some of Mrs. Carter’s moments from the live show below:

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Chris Brown and Ed Sheeran Perform “Loyal” in Las Vegas


We showed you the pictures, now video footage has surfaced from some of the audience during Chris Brown‘s Labor Day weekend show at Drai’s in Las Vegas.

In addition to bringing out Trey Songz, Jeremih, and Nelly, Breezy also invited British crooner Ed Sheeran to join him on stage, and as a surprise for the crowd the two performed “Loyal.”  With a drink in hand, Ed rapped along to the explicit lyrics as the crowd cheered him on.

Ed also thrilled with his acoustic jam “Thinking Out Loud” as Nelly and Breezy sang along.

Check out the footage below:

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Watch: Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, and Gary Clark Jr. Pay Tribute to Stevie Wonder


The stars came out to pay tribute to Stevie Wonder at “Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life — An All-Star Grammy Salute.” The CBS special, which was taped at L.A.’s Nokia Theatre last week and aired Monday night, featured performances from Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, John Legend, Pharrell Williams, Babyface, Ariana Grande, Ne-Yo, Janelle Monáe, and many more, who covered selections from the icon’s legendary songbook.

Beyoncé kicked off the celebration with a performance of “Fingertips,” Wonder’s first No. 1 single in 1963. She then turned it up with “Master Blaster (Jammin’)” backed by Ed Sheeran, and lastly took it to “Higher Ground” with fellow Houston native Gary Clark Jr. for the rousing finale.

Watch the soulful performance below!

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Exclusive: Aloe Blacc, Jennifer Hudson, Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran & The Roots Perform at Philly 4th of July Jam


The Birthplace of America was the place to be on this year’s July 4th!

Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway was packed to extreme capacity on Friday night as the City of Brotherly Love hosted the annual Philly 4th of July Jam. Celebrities, Philadelphia locals, and visitors came together to celebrate America’s birthday in style.

After a full day of patriotic activities, the Wawa Welcome America! Festival put on the “Largest Free Concert in America,” featuring Philadelphia’s own The Roots who opened up the show as the house band, while comedian & actor Marlon Wayans hosted the event.

The Philly 4th of July Jam didn’t disappoint as concert goers were treated to hit-full sets by the likes of Aloe Blacc, Jennifer Hudson, Nicki Minaj and Ed Sheeran. The day’s events came to a close with the traditional grand fireworks finale over the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Check out our exclusive photos below!

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August Alsina, Mack Wilds & Ed Sheeran Cover Vibe Summer Issue

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Vibe Magazine has recruited rising stars August Alsina, Mack Wilds & Ed Sheeran for the cover of their Summer 2014 issue.

With the title ‘Soul Brothers,’ the three singers each fill a unique lane, and have built very strong individual followings.

Check out an excerpt from each of the artists below, along with behind-the-scenes footage of their shoot, and pick up the issue on July 22.

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ThisisRnB TV: Ed Sheeran Plays “Pony” Acoustic in NYC

We recently caught up with burgeoning UK singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran while he was visiting New York City in promotion for his debut album “+” and rehearsing for his sold-out show at Bowery Ballroom. While his own music straddles the line of acoustic, folk, alternative and pop, Ed is a big fan of Hip-Hop and R&B has well. Upon speaking with him the 21-year old singer jumped into an impromptu acoustic rendition of one of his favorite ’90s R&B joints “Pony,” by Ginuwine. A sure favorite of many, check out Ed’s personal rendition above… What do you think?

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