Ariana Grande has been accused of copyright violation for her song ‘One Last Time’.
Songwriter Alex Greggs has claimed that ‘One Last Time’ has the chorus identical to his EDM tune, ‘Takes All Night’, which was written for Skye Stevens two years ago. Grande apparently has copied the music and lyrics as well, for which she has now being sued.
The angry song writer, who has worked with great names like Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake, is also suing for the profits from the singer’s track, written by a team including David Guetta, Carl Falk, SavanKotecha, Rami Yacoub and Giorgio Tuinfort.
This is not the first time that Ariana Grande has been accused of ripping off, as last year an Australian brand, Safia, claimed that the American star’s video for the track entitled ‘One Last Time‘ and their track ‘You Are The One’ have some very evident similarities. However, the matter was raised just on social media.
The 23-year-old singer and the songwriters have remained silent on the situation so far.
A string of cases of copyright violation has been observed in America these days and Grande’s is one of them. Demi Lovato, another American singer, has been sued for her song ‘Stars’, from her album, ‘Confident’. A US indie band Sleigh Bells claimed that Lovato’s song was a copy of their song ‘Infinity Guitars’.
Ed Sheeran, the English songwriter and musician, is also on the list for ripping off a Marvin Gaye song. A case has also been filed by Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard against Ed for his song ‘Photograph’, for its similarities to ‘Amazing’, demanding £15.1 million. Moreover, the family of co-writer of ‘Let’s Get It’ also demands for their share in the profits it made.
These accusations may not always be right as Led Zeppelin was accused of ripping off the chords of ‘Stairway To Heaven’ by Spirit , but the jury declared that he did not copy the music and was not found guilty.