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Posted: March 13, 2015

Did singer Pharrell also steal 'Happy' from Marvin Gaye?

By Laurel Lee

WDBO - Orlando

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Singer Pharrell Williams may be facing another legal battle over stealing copywritten material. 

This time for his mega-hit "Happy." And, once again, it's Marvin Gaye's family that's making the claim. 

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Pharrell's 2014 hit was a global smash, selling an estimated 10 million units worldwide, winning the Grammy for best music video, and topping Billboard's year-end Hot 100 songs chart. (HollywoodReporter)

"I'm not going to lie. I do think they sound alike," Nona Gaye, Marvin's 40-year-old daughter, said. However, she added that she wasn't thinking about the legal implications right now. "We're not in that space." (CBSNews)

Here's Happy

Here's Marvin Gaye's 1965 hit song "I'm not gonna lie." 

Here's a smashup of the two songs:



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