Ed Sheeran Being Sued for $100 Million for ‘Ripping Off’ Classic SongLamar Green - June 30, 2018 25 0 COMMENTS
Four years ago, Ed Sheeran co-wrote the song “Thinking Out Loud” with Amy Wadge for his second studio album, “X.” In 2016, the song won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance, and has been viewed an estimated 2.3 billion times on YouTube. Despite the overwhelming success Sheeran found after creating the song, he was hit with a new $100 million lawsuit accusing him of ripping it off.
The lawsuit was filed in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York. The accusations against him are the song using the “same melody, harmonies, drums, bassline, backing chorus, looping, tempo, and rhythm as the Marvin Gaye classic hit, ‘Let’s Get It On.'”
This isn’t the first time representatives of Gaye have filed legal action against Sheeran. In fact, it was over the same track. The singer has yet to issue a statement in light of the new lawsuit against him, but he’s always been clear denying past accusations.