Justin Bieber’s 'Love Yourself' was originally meant for Ed Sheeran’s album

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There’s no denying that ‘Love Yourself’ is one of the biggest hits from Justin Bieber’s album Purpose, but it almost didn’t make it into the hands of Justin

In the wake of Ed Sheeran making his big return to music, the singer has revealed that Justin Bieber’s 'Love Yourself' was originally meant for his new album Divide. 

The hit song maker opened up to Carson Daly saying: 

“That was a song I had written for Divide. It just wouldn’t have made it. And then Justin took it and did his thing on it, and released it as a single and made it what it is. So going from a song that would have never been released to being the biggest song of last year. It just became Billboard’s #1 of 2016 of the whole year and was nominated for Song of the Year at the Grammys. It just shows you that you shouldn’t always write stuff off.” 

Ed Sheeran made a stunning return to music with two fresh tracks on Friday. 

‘Shape of You’ and ‘Castle on the Hill’ are the first singles from his album ÷ (Divide), which follows his previous two albums, + (Plus) released in 2011 and x (Multiply), from 2014. 

At the end of 2016, the 25-year-old singer/songwriter announced his temporary retirement in a lengthy Instagram post. It read: 

“Hello all. I’m taking a break from my phone, emails and all social media for a while. I’ve had such an amazing ride over the last 5 years but I find myself seeing the world through a screen and not my eyes, so I’m taking this opportunity of me not having to be anywhere or do anything to travel the world and see everything I missed.”

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Speaking of Ed Sheeran and his songs, here are seven tracks you probably didn’t know Ed wrote. 

1. 'Dark Times', The Weeknd

2. 'Little Things', One Direction 

3. 'Say You Love Me', Jessie Ware 

4. 'Hotel Ceiling', Rixton 

5. 'Lay It All On Me', Rudimental 

6. 'When Christmas Comes Around', Matt Terry

7. 'I Was Made For Loving You', Tori Kelly

Written By Gemma Prendergast