Ed Sheeran Sued For $20 Million For Ripping Off THIS X Factor Winner's Song! Listen & Compare For Yourself!
A photograph is worth a thousand words — but for Ed Sheeran, it might cost millions!
The musician is being sued for $20 million over his 2015 smash hit Photograph for allegedly "verbatim, note-for-note copying" it!
Songwriters Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard say Sheeran's x single ripped off their song Amazing — which was recorded and released as a single by X Factor winner Matt Cardle in 2012.
The lawsuit states the two songs have the same chord progressions and musical notation — particularly the chorus, which allegedly shares 39 identical notes in pitch, rhythmic duration and placement in the measure.
According to a complaint issued by the plaintiffs: