Usher “Bad Girl” Songwriter Awarded $44 Million In Lawsuit

Usher "Bad Girl" Songwriter Awarded $44 Million In Lawsuit

Usher was the most important R&B star within the early 00’s. Many consider that he was the final true R&B sensation to affect the sport earlier than singers began rapping and autotune arrived. His album Confessions produced a number of bangers, together with “Yeah!,” “Burn,” “Caught Up,” “Handle It,” and “Bad Girl.” The latter single was tousled in a prolonged authorized battle, however the lawsuit has lastly been settled.

Philadelphia songwriter Daniel Marino is lastly getting paid the cash he deserves. As reported byBillboard, Marino proved that he wrote the guitar hook, tempo, and chord development for a tune known as “Club Girl.” The monitor was in the end was Usher‘s “Bad Girl,” off Confessions. The album is likely one of the finest promoting R&B tasks of all time, and Marino wasn’t about to lose his creation.

Marino claimed that he was not paid income for setting up the tune alongside together with his former co-songwriter William Guice. Guice was ordered to pay Marino $6.75 million in compensatory damages, and $20.25 million in punitive damages. Destro Music Productions, owned by co-defendant Dante Barton, additionally agreed to pay Marino $17.35 million. In whole, that leaves Marino with $44.35 million. Although the tune was carried out by Usher, he was not named within the lawsuit.

 

 

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