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‘Somebody to Love’ gets Bieber, Usher in trouble

A singer, Devin Copeland, known as De Rico, and his songwriting partner Mareio Overton claim Justin Bieber and Usher ripped off their 2008 song by the same name. The Bieber/Usher collaboration is “Somebody to Love,” recorded in 2010.

A federal judge ruled the songs weren’t similar at all and booted them out of court in 2014.

But a federal appeals court has ruled that the first judge was way off base, concluding, that the Bieber/Usher hook have an “almost identical rhythm and strikingly similar melody.”

So the case now goes back for a full-blown trial where they’re seeking $10 million in damages.

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