Sam Smith is facing some legal trouble.
The singer is currently being sued for his single Dancing With A Stranger featuring Normani. According to reports, songwriters Christopher Miranda, Jordan Vincent, and Rosco Banlaoi are suing both singers, claiming that they used the same title, composition, and chorus from one of their songs.
The court report says that the hit song was acquired by Smith and Normani’s teams after the label, Thrive Records, wanted another artist for the song.
“The hook/chorus in both songs- the most significant part and artistic aspect of these works- contains the lyrics ‘dancing with a stranger’ being sung over a nearly identical melody and musical composition,” the lawsuit read.
It went on to say, “Both videos consist of a girl performing interpretive dance alone in a minimalist studio, interspersed with shots of the male vocalist. A girl dancing alone is not an obvious visual theme for a music video titled ‘Dancing With a Stranger,’ tending to dispel any notion that this similarity is a coincidence… When the extraordinary musical similarity between the songs is also factored in, it becomes even more apparent that it is impossible that the infringing composition and sound recording were independently created.”
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