Leona Lewis Accused of Plagiarizing New Song "Collide"
Mon, 18 Jul 2011 10:33:49
British singer Leona Lewis has been accused of plagiarizing her new single "Collide." An up-and-coming dance DJ named DJ Aviccii has laid the accusation at Lewis' door after the song debuted on UK radio on Friday.
Representatives from Ministry of Sound Records insist the record is a rip-off of young producer DJ Avicii’s instrumental club track, "Penguin." Now, Ministry of Sound executives have reportedly demanded that label bosses at Simon Cowell's Syco imprint pull the track from radio and prevent it from being released, so says The Sun.
A Ministry of Sound source tells the publication, "Leona Lewis has stolen our record. Collide is identical to Avicii’s track. We've been working on this release for a year, then this week we heard Leona’s track. Obviously Avicii is pretty upset about this. A legal letter was sent to Simon Cowell and our lawyers have said they will take the appropriate action over the song. Surely if Leona knew how similar her track is to DJ Avicii's song she wouldn’t have decided to press ahead with the release?"
However, Syco sources say the DJ is properly credited on Lewis' track.
Drama. We can't make heads or tails of it at this point.
What do you think of this case? Are you a fan of Leona Lewis?