August 24, 2016


Ariana Grande & David Guetta Sued for Plagiarism: Compare the Songs


When Marvin Gaye's estate beat Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams in court over "Blurred Lines" in 2015, folks warned us that this was a sign of ugly things to come in the music world. They were right, and today Ariana Grande and David Guetta are the latest targets of a plagiarism lawsuit.

According to TMZ, songwriter Alex Greggs says Grande and David Guetta ripped off the chorus of the 2012 song "Takes All Night," performed by Skye Stevens, for the My Everything single "One Last Time." Grande's song rose to No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Greggs is seeking a portion of the royalties.

TMZ notes that Greggs has written for Michael JacksonLady Gaga and Justin Timberlake. He evidently "says Ariana copied his music as well as lyrics, like ... 'take(s) [or taking] you home.'"

Compare the two tracks below:

Just yesterday, Demi Lovato was sued by the band Sleigh Bells in a similar situation. In the recent past, Lady GagaEd SheeranJustin Bieber and Led Zeppelin have all been sued for plagiarism.

Next, listen to Fuse's Pop Chat podcast discuss Ariana Grande: