Justin Bieber’s Love Yourself hit was originally intended for Ed Sheeran’s album Divide.
The British singer/songwriter made the big reveal during a radio interview with Carson Daly on 97.1 AMP in Los Angeles on Monday (09Jan17), revealing he wanted to initially keep the track for himself when he started work on it.
“That was a song I had written for Divide,” Sheeran explained, admitting he probably would have dumped it before recording it for the album.
“Justin took it and did his thing on it, and released it as a single and made it what it is,” he added. “So, going from a song that would have never been released to (being) the biggest song of last year… it just shows you that you shouldn’t always write stuff off.”
The track was recently named Billboard’s number one track of 2016 and it was nominated for Song of the Year at the Grammys.
And humble Ed refuses to take all the credit for the song, adding, “He (Justin) did have input on it. I wouldn’t say it was just all me.”