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Ed Sheeran is being SUED for $100 million for ‘copying’ Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On

The singer has been accused of copyright infringement


Ed Sheeran is being sued, once again, over his hit song Thinking Out Loud.

Back in 2016, the singer was hit with a copyright suit by Ed Townsend’s family, who co-wrote Marvin Gaye’s iconic track Let’s Get It On.

The red-haired star was accused of “stealing” musical elements of the hit song for his own track Thinking Out Loud, and now Ed is being sued for $100 million for the same copyright infringement by another party.

According to TMZ, a company called Structured Asset Sales, who bought one third of the copyright following Ed Townsend’s death in 2003, have filed a lawsuit that claims Thinking Out Loud is a “carbon copy” of Let’s Get It On.

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The company has alleged that Ed’s song uses the same melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bassline, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation and looping as Let’s Get It On.

Thinking Out Loud is considered one of Ed’s greatest hits, as it boasts over a billion plays on YouTube, and it was the first song to hit 500 million streams on Spotify.

This is the fifth time the British singer has been accused of copyright infringement.

Last year, Real Housewives Of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss was given a writing credit on Ed’s hit song Shape of You, after listeners pointed out the similarities between it and TLC’s No Scrubs.


In 2016, Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard, who wrote X Factor winner Matt Cardle’s 2012 song Amazing, also sued Ed for $20 million over his song, Photograph.

More recently, Sean Carey and Beau Golden claimed that The Rest Of Our Life, which Ed recorded and co-wrote with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, was “blatantly copied” from their 2014 song When I Found You.

They reportedly sued Ed for $5 million.