Ariana Grande Sued for Allegedly Copying Song Lyrics

another day in the shit music industry of America

 

Singer-songwriter Ariana Grande is only 20, but many people in the music industry are already calling her the next Mariah Carey.

Grande’s song, “The Way,” spent 26 weeks on the Billboard charts this year and led her to fame, but it has also landed her and others on the receiving end of a lawsuit alleging copyright infringement.

The suit alleges that a phrase in Grande’s song is strikingly similar to one from the 1972 song “Troglodyte (Cave Man)” by The Jimmy Castor Bunch.

The suit was brought by Minder Music, a U.K. group that owns rights to the songs written and recorded by The Jimmy Castor Bunch, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The suit focuses on these lyrics from “The Way”: “What we gotta do right here is go back, back in time.”

A line from “Troglodyte,” the New York funk group’s biggest hit single, says: “What we’re gonna do right here is go back, way back, back in time.”

 

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/12/ariana-grande-sued-for-allegedly-copying-song-lyrics/