Ed Sheeran, British singer, is facing a $100 million lawsuit for allegedly ripping off a Marvin Gaye song.
Structured Asset Sales, the company which filed the lawsuit, is claiming Sheeran’s song ‘Thinking Out Loud’ is a carbon copy of Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get it On’.
According to a TMZ report, the lawsuit claims Sheeran’s song has the same melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bassline, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation and looping as ‘Let’s Get it On’.
‘Thinking Out Loud’ has become an international hit since it was released in 2016, earning Sheeran three Grammy nominations.
It has more than 2.3 billion views on YouTube, and the album which it’s on, ‘X’, has sold more than 15 million copies.
‘Let’s Get it On’ was originally written by Edward Townsend and Gaye in 1973.
When Townsend died in 2003, one-third of the rights to the song were purchased by Structured Asset Sales.
The British singer was also sued by Townsend’s family in 2016.
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