Ed Sheeran
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Sheeran, Blanco, Halsey & Khalid Have Been Sued

Benny Blanco, Halsey, Khalid, and Ed Sheeran, as well as their labels, have been sued for copyright infringement in connection with Blanco’s debut single “Eastside.”

Sheeran co-wrote ‘Eastside,’ which was released in 2018 and featured guest vocals from Khalid and Halsey. The band American XO’s Konstantine Lois and Shane Williams are now claiming that the track is very similar to their 2015 song “Loveless” claiming the songs have similar note dyads, note intervals, and tempos, as well as a common beat, according to TMZ. They claim Blanco must have seen ‘Loveless’ and plagiarized parts of it for ‘Eastside.’

The song “Eastside” is from Blanco’s debut album, “Friends Keep Secrets” that was was reissued earlier this year with seven new songs, including Justin Bieber’s “Lonely” and Marshmello’s and Vance Joy’s “You.” Benny Blanco, Halsey, Khalid, and Ed Sheeran’s representatives have been contacted for comment by several music outlets. The latest lawsuit comes after Sheeran was previously sued for copyright infringement by songwriters Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard who alleged that Ed’s 2016 “Photograph” is based on the pair’s song “Amazing.” The case was settled without going to court. Sheeran was also sued in 2016 for allegedly plagiarizing Marvin Gaye and Ed Townsend’s song “Let’s Get It On” for his track “Thinking Out Loud.”

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Author: Luke Traina

Photo (Cropped): Harald Krichel