Ed Sheeran Accused Of Plagiarism Again 'Shape Of You' Royalties Suspended

    Ed Sheeran Accused Of Plagiarism Again 'Shape Of You' Royalties Suspended

    Ed Sheeran's Royalties For 'Shape of You' Suspended

    Ed Sheeran Accused Of Plagiarism Again 'Shape Of You' Royalties Suspended

    Popular singer Ed Sheeran has been accused of plagiarism again by singer Sam Chokri stating ‘consciously or subconsciously in the habit of appropriating the compositional skill and labour of other songwriters’.

    Ed Sheeran Accused Of Plagiarism Again 'Shape Of You' Royalties Suspended

    While Ed Sheeran has denied the allegations, Sam Chokri has lodged documents at the High Court claiming that Sheeran stole the chorus from his 2015 song' Oh Why' and used in his hit song 'Shape Of You'.

    According to Chokri, he had sent the track to Sheeran's inner circle in order to work with the star but did not hear back, it was when he heard the song ' Shape Of You' he recognized his chorus. 'Shape Of You' was the biggest selling single of 2017 and generated over 20 million in revenue.

    Royalties for 'Shape Of You' has been suspended as of now pending a court decision of the issue.

    These new allegations arose after Ed Sheeran filed his own complaint against Chokri after Chokri won a ruling from the performing rights society.

    Ed Shereen denied all allegations and stated that this was just an attack against him to damage his reputation and revenue streams, earlier today the megastar announced that he will be taking an extended break from music to spend time with his wife.

    Updated: August 28, 2019 12:36 PM IST