Dua Lipa is being sued by Florida-based reggae band Artikal Sound System for copyright infringement for allegedly stealing the hit song “Levitating” from their 2017 track “Live Your Life.”
In the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles court, the band allegedly claims that the British singer’s hit song, which spent 68 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, was taken from a little-known track by the British singer. surname.
Based on Billboards, the complaint was “very brief” and did not detail how Lipa stole the South Florida band’s song. The lawsuit alleges that “Levitating” and “Live Your Life” are so similar that it is “highly unlikely” for Lipa’s song to be “independently created”.
The lawsuit also claims that the singer “accessed” the Artikal Sound System song before she created “Levitating”.
The lawsuit does not explain why and how Future nostalgia artists have heard their songs.
The Independent Have reached out to a Dua Lipa rep for comment.
The pop singer is currently touring the world for her Future Nostalgia Tour.
Originally announced in December 2019 and scheduled to run from April to June next year, the tour has been postponed several times due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Dua Lipa is scheduled to perform in UK cities from April 15 to May 3. She is currently performing in the US.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/dua-lipa-levitating-sued-copyright-b2026982.html Dua Lipa sues reggae band for copyright infringement over hit song ‘Levitating’