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Ed Sheeran Facing Lawsuit for Allegedly Copying Marvin Gaye Song

This is not the first time the accusation has been made about Ed Sheeran.

Singer Ed Sheeran is facing a $100 million lawsuit over his song “Thinking Out Loud,” which the suit alleges borrowed the same melody and rhythms as Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On.”

Structured Asset Sales has filed a suit claiming the monster single from Sheeran’s X album uses melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, instrumental and dynamic elements taken from Gaye’s 1973 song.

Although, for the singer, this is not the first time somebody has accused him of such deeds. In 2016, during Boyz II Men’s 25th anniversary show in New Jersey, the group pointed out the apparent likeness between the tracks. They further proved their point as they started a cover of “Let’s Get It On” before transitioning into “Thinking Out Loud.”

Sheeran’s dealt with similar legal troubles in the recent past, having been sued over his song “Photograph” in June 2016. Songwriters Martin Harrington and Tom Leonard filed a lawsuit alleging that Sheeran’s song sounded too similar to “Amazing,” a tune they had written for British X Factor winner Matt Cardle in 2011.

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