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The Weeknd Settles Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Nearly two years after the Weeknd was sued for copyright infringement over his 2018 track “Call Out My Name,” the singer has reached a settlement before the lawsuit could go to trial.

Suniel Fox and Henry Strange, members of the electro duo Epikker, filed their lawsuit in Sept. 2021, allegedly that “Call Out My Name” — off the Weeknd’s 2018 EP My Dear Melancholy — plagiarized the vocal hook and lead guitar from their unreleased song “Vibeking.”

“’Vibeking’ and ‘Call Out My Name’ contain quantitatively and qualitatively similar material in their respective lead guitar and vocal hooks, including melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic elements distinctive to ‘Vibeking’,” the plaintiffs’ lawyers wrote at the time.

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