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The Weeknd Is Facing a $50 Million Copyright Infringement Accusation

Two Scottish songwriters Billy smith and Scott McCulloch claim that a song they pitched almost 20 years ago at the Halimton recording studio was plagiarized by the megastar “The Weeknd” who goes by the name Abel Tesfaye.

As reported by Daily Record, the Canadian singer, who recently won Artist of the Year and Album of the Year at the 2021 Juno Awards is now in for a $50 million copyright infringement battle with the two songwriters.  

As reported by Bloomberg Law, the songwriters claimed that the song was penned to a musician named Brian Clover in the studio and was “plagiarised” by The Weeknd’s executives in his hit album, “Starboy”. 

They claim that Abel’s hit single “A Lonely Night” is copyrighted from their own original track “In Need to Love.” According to Smith, this cost him half a million dollars and has put his life savings on the edge. 

Read the source article at Music Times

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