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Dua Lipa accused of plagiarism for Levitating

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Artikal sound systemuin a Florida reggae band, British singer Dua Lipa is sued for allegedly stealing one of her songs to compose the song lifting.

In the complaint filed in Los Angeles courts, the group claims that the artist’s theme, which was released in 2020, is very similar to the song. Live your life, which they published in 2017.

It is highly unlikely that lift It will be created independently‘, Defending the band members.

The Artikal Sound System ensures that Dua Lipa’s subject authors “have access” to her song, from which they have not only been inspired, but inspired by They made a “replica” From it, especially in the chorus part, because the same strings sound very similar.

However, the members did not specify the reasons why they were sure the artist team knew the existence of their subject nor did they explain. Why the lawsuit comes almost two years after the release of the upload.

The band requests that their names be included in Dua Lipa’s song credits and receive compensation for damages caused by the alleged plagiarism.

If justice is proven to them right, The group will earn a good amount of money, since then lift It is an international success which reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US, becoming the longest-playing song by a female singer in the top ten.

and Spotify lift It has been played 450 million times and is still one of the 50 most played songs in various countries.

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What is more, Artikal Sound System has renewed interest in its subject matter, That so far it was only available on SoundCloud with less than 30,000 copies and just appeared on YouTube, adding 12,000 hits in less than 10 hours.

Dua Lipa’s case is not the first: Other artists such as Ed Sheeran, Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift have had to add bands and singers to the credits of some of their songs.