Did she really steal her breakthrough pop single “Levitating” from the band?
Artikal Sound System, a Florida reggae band, has filed a copyright infringement complaint against Dua Lipa, alleging that her ‘Levitating’ is a rip-off of their 2017 hit ‘Live Your Life.’ The news was initially reported by TMZ.
Warner Records, Dua Lipa’s label, and others are also named as defendants in the action. They’re claiming damages along with any income that should have come from the achievement of ‘Levitating.’
‘Levitating’ is one of the singer’s most well-known compositions. The electro-disco track was a critical and commercial smash, and it was pulled from her enormous second studio album, 2020’s Future Nostalgia.
Artikal Sound System is a South Florida-based reggae band that began as a pair in 2012 before expanding to include other musicians and singer Logan Rex. The song “Live Your Life” was included on the band’s 2017 EP Smoke and Mirrors.
Reactions to A Florida Reggae Band Is Suing Dua Lipa For Her Popular Track "Levitating"
First Taylor sued with sio , then Katy with Dark horse, Olivia Rodrigo with good 4 u and now Dua lipa with levitating. Imagine how tired we are.— Liam (@poptaylor13) March 2, 2022