Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson have been sued for their hit single Uptown Funk. Female rapper group The Sequence believe the song is too similar to their hit single Funk You up released in 1979.
The Sequence is seeking a jury trial and financial restitution because Uptown Funk has significant and substantially similar compositional elements of Funk You Up. The group consisted of Cheryl Cook, Gwendolyn Chisolm and Angie Brown Stone.
They have demanded an undisclosed amount of money from Mars and Ronson for copying Uptown Funk. This is not the first time Uptown Funk has got Mars and Ronson into legal trouble.
In September earlier this year, a suit was filed by Lastrada Entertainment Company, Ltd – the music publishing house that holds the copyright to popular band Zapp’s 1980 song More Bounce to the Ounce.