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Benny Blanco, Halsey, Ed Sheeran, and Khalid Hit With Copyright Lawsuit Over 2018 Hit ‘Eastside’

A pair of songwriters, Konstantine Lois and Shane Williams, have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit over the 2018 hit “Eastside,” according to TMZ. The two say that they wrote a song called “Loveless” three years prior (2015) for Williams’ group American XO. They say that “Eastside” (which went 4x Platinum and peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Top 100 in the U.S.) ripped that song off. As a result several big names are listed in the suit, including Benny Blanco, Halsey and Khalid. Those three were credited as the performers, while Ed Sheeran was also named in the legal doc because he was listed alongside that trio as a songwriter.
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Halsey, Ed Sheeran, Benny Blanco, & Khalid Sued Over “Eastside”

Back in 2018, Benny Blanco released his debut solo single “Eastside,” which featured Khalid and Halsey. The song was a hit, breaking the top 10 on the Hot 100; Halsey performed it when she was on SNL. Now, however, the trio — along with co-writer Ed Sheeran, and all the labels involved — are being sued by songwriters who claim “Eastside” was a ripoff. (This is not Sheeran’s first run-in with such lawsuits.)

Benny Blanco, Ed Sheeran, Halsey and Khalid sued for copyright infringement

Benny Blanco, Halsey, Khalid and Ed Sheeran, as well as their respective labels, are being sued for copyright infringement over Blanco’s debut single ‘Eastside’. ‘Eastside’, which was co-written by Sheeran, was released in 2018 and featured guest vocals from Khalid and Halsey. Now, Konstantine Lois and Shane Williams of the band American XO are alleging the track has strong similarities to their 2015 song ‘Loveless’.

Halsey, Ed Sheeran, Khalid, And Benny Blanco Have Been Hit With A Lawsuit For ‘Eastside’

Benny Blanco’s 2018 hit song “Eastside,” featuring vocalists Halsey and Khalid, is at the center of a new copyright infringement lawsuit, per TMZ. Musicians from the group American XO submitted the suit to a California federal court, naming Blanco, Halsey, Khalid, as well as co-writer Ed Sheeran, and Universal Music Group, Interscope Records, and Blanco’s Friends Keep Secrets label, as defendants.

Pop powerhouse Benny Blanco: “Do I consider myself a ‘hitmaker’? I think I’m a loser!”

Penning worldwide smashes that will live on in the hearts of millennials and gen-Zers for the rest of their lives, Virginia-born Benny Blanco has had music fans enthralled for a while. With unforgettable Number Ones like Katy Perry’s ‘I Kissed A Girl’ and Maroon 5’s ‘Moves Like Jagger’ – both record-breaking tracks — Blanco has proven his place in pop time and time again (even if he doesn’t consider what he makes ‘pop’). Promoting the importance of friendship is what Benny is known for, whether it’s through his anecdotes in his infrequent Instagram posts (if you want to see a sweetly penned tribute to a bud, look at his tribute to singer-songwriter Gracie Abrams) or his album series ‘FRIENDS KEEP SECRETS’, which strictly features his industry pals.
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Chance The Rapper Calls Out Producer Benny Blanco After He Says He Accidentally Kissed Beyoncé On Side Of Her Lip and Chance The Rapper Drops An Eyebrow-Raising Skit On YouTube

Chance The Rapper Drops An Eyebrow-Raising Skit On YouTube and Chance The Rapper Calls Out Producer Benny Blanco After He Says He Accidentally Kissed Beyoncé On Side Of Her Lip. Last News:. Special deliveries: Macks Creek's Smith and Eldon's Bishop hit walk-offs in home thrillers. Delta and Coca-Cola Reverse Course,...

Benny Blanco Drops New Track Featuring Late Rapper 6 Dogs

Benny Blanco released his new album, Friends Keep Secrets 2, on Friday, and the project features a new track, "Lost," from the late rapper 6 Dogs, who was a close friend of Blanco's. 6 Dogs died from an apparent suicide at the age of 21 back in January. He was...
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Benny Blanco: ‘I’m not even good at making music!’

Pop quiz: what do Justin Bieber, Halsey, Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey, The Weeknd, Camila Cabello, Selena Gomez and Kanye West have in common? Answer: they’ve all sought the help of songwriter and producer Benny Blanco, the man behind some of the most indelible pop hits of the past decade.Born Benjamin Levin, Blanco was, in his words, “a chubby Jewish kid from Virginia” who started out with dreams of making it as a rapper. After graduating from high school in 2006, he moved to Williamsburg, where he was soon swept up in its bacchanalian party scene. His Bangers & Cash...

Benny Blanco Recalls A Few Awkward Encounters With Drake

Benny Blanco's produced some of the biggest hits alongside some of the biggest names in music but it appears that he hasn't completely adjusted to being constantly surrounded by celebrities. During a recent sit-down with Zane Lowe, he recounted a few awkward tales regarding his encounters with Drake which apparently included a brief run-in with the Toronto rapper in the bathroom at the Grammys. "Drake walks into the bathroom and he’s right next to me at the stall and I’m like, ‘What am I...’ … What am I going to say to him?” he said, noting that he ended up dashing out the stall.

Benny Blanco – ‘Friends Keep Secrets 2’ review: a Justin Bieber-assisted smash

Known for his work on some of the biggest hits of the ‘00s and ‘10s (including Katy Perry’s ‘I Kissed A Girl’ and Maroon 5’s ‘Moves Like Jagger’) and addictive pop collaborations (see his Khalid and Halsey-assisted track ‘Eastside’), Virginia’s Benny Blanco has proven time and time again that he has a flawless musical ear. His sensitivity to emotion and ambience was all over his 2018 debut mini-album, the seven-track gem ‘Friends Keep Secrets’.
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Benny Blanco reveals he accidentally kissed Beyoncé in front of Jay-Z

Benny Blanco revealed an incredible night playing music with Beyoncé and Jay-Z in the Hamptons quickly turned awkward. The producer, known for hits including Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" and Rihanna's "Diamonds," recalled the evening on Apple Music's The Zane Lowe Show, 10 years later, Insider reports. Before he left the gathering, Blanco did the polite thing and said goodbye to Beyoncé, he said.

Benny Blanco accidentally kissed Beyonce in front of Jay-Z

Benny Blanco's "life flashed before [his] eyes" when he accidentally kissed Beyonce in front of Jay-Z. The 'Lonely' producer was panic stricken when he "missed" the 'Crazy In Love' hitmaker's cheek and smooched her on the lips by mistake as they were saying goodbye at the end of a party and admitted he was mortified because he knew her husband had seen.
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Benny Blanco Accidentally Kissed Beyonce In Front Of Jay-Z: I Thought My Life Was ‘Over’

Producer Benny Blanco ‘missed a bit’ when trying to kiss Beyonce on the cheek and kissed her mouth. Benny Blanco, 33, is opening up about an awkward moment he had with Beyonce, 39, and JAY-Z, 51, on the latest episode of The Zane Lowe Show. The “Lonely” producer revealed he thought he was going to be “dead” after he accidentally kissed the singer in front of her rapper husband while leaving their Hamptons home at the end of the night, in the Apple Music interview. He explained that he had been invited to the impressive digs along with some other producers for a beat battle and meant to kiss Bey’s cheek while saying goodbye but ended up “missing” and kissing her mouth instead.