Dua Lipa is probably a name that is no longer strange to music fans around the world. Recently, she once again made her name popular with music enthusiasts with the hit “New Rules”. Despite her popularity, she still could not escape being accused of plagiarism for the song “Levitating”.
Dua Lipa – Levitating
Levitating is a song recorded by singer Dua Lipa for her second studio album. This is the music product she collaborated with American male rapper DaBaby released on October 1, 2020. Levitating is a hugely successful song that brought Dua Lipa to fame when it reached number 5 on the UK Singles Chart and number two on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song became the seventh single in the top 5 of the album. Dua Lipa in the UK and her second runner-up single in the US. Not stopping there, the music product also reached number 4 on the Billboard Global 200. The song was also certified Platinum in the UK by BPI.
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Dua Lipa’s Levitating accused of plagiarism
Despite the great success, Levitating is also one of the hits that brought the singer too much market when she was recently accused by an Artikal Sound System band that the song “Levitating” plagiarized the song “Live Your Life”.
The band Artikal Sound System claimed that she and her crew copied part of the melody in their song “Live Your Life”, and this song was released in 2017. However, until now, the representative of the female singer. The doctor has not yet responded to this plagiarism allegation.
Specifically, on March 2, the band filed a lawsuit in a court in Los Angeles to sue singer Dua Lipa. In it, they claim the two tracks are so similar that it is highly unlikely that Dua Lipa’s hit Levitating was created from their song.
Considering the degree of similarity, the Levitating hit is hardly a song created independently and has nothing to do with the group’s song. As the group members said, “There is basically a similarity between Levitating and Live Your Life. Considering the level of similarity, it’s hard to say that Levitating is a self-composed song and has nothing to do with the group’s song.”
The group members allege that she listened to the song “Live Your Life” first, then during the process of releasing the hit song “Levitating” and copied the melody. Citing a member of the group Artikal Sound System, according to People, the song “Live Your Life” has been performed by the band since 2010, but the US Billboard page posted that the song was officially released in 2017. through the EP “Smoke And Mirrors”. However, according to information, the song currently only appears on the group’s Soundcloud account instead of on online platforms.
From the day she released Levitating until now, she has encountered many accusations of plagiarism and marketing around this song. She was also blocked at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The remix version of the song was also removed from online music platforms. The reason is that the female singer has faced male rapper DaBaby after he made statements discriminating against the LGBT community.
In addition to the female singer’s lawsuit, the band’s lawsuit is directed directly at Warner Records, as well as the co-songwriters as well as the Levitating song producer.
The fandom of Dua Lipa Loves hopes that the singer will speak up because the song “Levitating” is an unsuccessful song because it has won many different positions and awards, it is also a song that has won a lot of goodwill. from the public and critics.
However, up to now, the female singer’s representative has not responded to this accusation of plagiarism. Moreover, it is known that Artikal Sound System is a band pursuing Reggae music from Florida, founded in 2012.