Singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran, one of the ace musicians, has found himself in legal trouble. According to a report in Variety, Ed Sheeran was accused of plagiarism for his song Thinking Out Loud. Reportedly, it was said there are similarities between Thinking Out Loud and R&B and soul singer Marvin Gaye’s classic Let’s Get It On. However, the singer has denied all the accusations while also saying that he’ll quit music if found guilty.
Ed Sheeran on being accused of plagiarism:
Furthermore, Ed Sheeran found the allegations “really insulting”. That’s not it, Kathryn Townsend Griffin, the daughter of Ed Townsend, claimed Sheeran imitated the tune of his 2014 single. A musicologist named Alexander Stewart was hired as an expert from Gaye’s estate. He claimed his opening chords to be similar to the minor one which played throughout Let’s Get It On song.
Reacting to his statement, Ed said in his testimony, “I think what he is doing is criminal.” According to the ‘New York Times’, Ed was quoted saying, “I don’t know why he’s allowed to be an expert.”
As per the earlier reports in Variety, Ed played the opening of ‘Thinking Out Loud’ to refute Stewart’s testimony. However, recently, Ed Sheeran played a major chord, claiming that he played it at that point in “every single gig”. “It works very, very well for him,” Sheeran said, “but it’s not the truth.”
Meanwhile, on May 2022, Ed Sheeran and his wife Cherry Seaborn welcomed their second child. The Perfect singer took to social media to make the announcement and confirmed welcoming “another beautiful baby girl”. The singer added that he is over the moon with the birth of his second daughter.
He shared a picture of baby socks placed on a blanket on Instagram. He wrote, “Want to let you all know we’ve had another beautiful baby girl. We are both so in love with her, and over the moon to be a family of 4 x.”