Apr 06, 2022

Ed Sheeran wins Shape of You copyright case

Ed Sheeran has won a High Court copyright battle over his 2017 hit Shape of You.

A judge ruled on Wednesday that the singer-songwriter had not plagiarised the 2015 song Oh Why by Sami Chokri.

Chokri, a grime artist who performs under the name Sami Switch, had claimed the "Oh I" hook in Sheeran's track was "strikingly similar" to an "Oh why" refrain in his own track.

Sheeran said he did not remember hearing Oh Why before the legal case.

Shape of You was the UK's best-selling song of 2017 in the UK and is Spotify's most-streamed ever.

(BBC News)

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