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You’ll never guess who Ed Sheeran’s new song was originally written for

Hint: She’s one of your faves and she couldn't be any less Ed Sheeran-y!

By Matt Galea
You’ll never guess who Ed Sheeran’s new song was originally written for

In case you missed it, Ed Sheeran rang in the new year in the best possible way: by announcing that he had new tunes on the way.

As promised, he dropped two tracks on January 6 from his new album ÷ called 'Castle on the Hill’ and 'Shape of You’ and tbh we’ve had them stuck on repeat ever since!

But it turns out that one of those tracks was never meant to be released by Sheeran himself!

Speaking on BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show, the 25-year-old singer revealed that he originally wrote 'Shape of You’ for none other than Rihanna.

"I was like, 'This would really work for Rihanna,'" he told host Nick Grimshaw. "And then I started singing lyrics like 'putting Van the Man on the jukebox' and I was like, 'Well, she’s not really going to sing that, is she?' And then we sort of decided halfway through that we were just going to make it for me."

Ed Sheeran is one of the most talented song writers of our time, having penned tunes for One Direction, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Tori Kelly and The Weeknd (to name a few!), but we srsly can’t imagine the 'Work’ singer bopping to one of Ed’s slow jams.

Listen to the track below and just try and imagine RiRi belting out the song with her sassy vocals.