Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson Get Sued for 'Uptown Funk'

Lawrence Kim
December 31, 2017

Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson are in the hot seat once again over their hit single "Uptown Funk" as another lawsuit rises to the table.

And now there's yet another lawsuit over "Uptown Funk!", this one from the early rap trio the Sequence. They are credited as being the first female rap group signed to the Sugar Hill label, whose first record released was Rapper's Delight. The group consisted of Cheryl "Cheryl the Pearl" Cook and Gwendolyn "Blondie" Chisolm and R&B hitmaker Angie Stone.

The site reports that court documents show that the trio claim that Mars and Ronsons's track has "significant and substantially similar compositional elements" to theirs.

Mars and Ronson's "Uptown Funk" was a hit. Now, the women are asking for an undisclosed sum from Mars and Ronson. Back in September, Lastrada Entertainment Company, Ltd. also attempted to sue the pair for a similar issue.

"The significant and substantial similarities between the two songs have been widely commented on by ordinary observers, musicians, independent critics and commentators".

The lawsuit draws comparisons to the settlement Marvin Gaye's family received after Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams' Blurred Lines unintentionally copied Gaye's 1977 hit Got to Give It Up.

The infectious, relentless groove-filled union of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars is still making quite the racket as 2017 draws to a close, just not the kind that'll please the duo all that much.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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