Justin Bieber and Usher are being sued for $10 million by a pair of songwriters who claim that Bieber’s song ‘Somebody to Love’ was stolen from them, according to a complaint obtained by TheWrap. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in eastern Virginia on Thursday, Devin Copeland and songwriter Mareio Overton say that they wrote ‘Somebody to Love’ in 2008, the same year that De Rico released the song on his album ‘My Story II.’
They later met up with a promoter who hooked them up with music talent scouting company Sangreel Media, who said that they exposed Usher to Copeland’s album. They later spoke to Usher’s mother/sometimes manager, Jonetta Patton, who said that Usher had listened to the album and expressed interest in bringing Copeland on tour with him.
Usher worked up a demo version of the tune and posted it on YouTube, the suit says, and while he ultimately decided not to record it, Bieber did, including it on his album ‘My World 2.0.’ The songs have the same time signature and chorus hook, both use similar chords at similar points in the songs.
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