Justin Bieber has established himself as one of the most popular artists in the music industry. The singer has given many hits over the years. It appears, he’s now facing plagiarism accusations over one his most popular songs, ‘10,000 Hours.’

According to Radar Online, Justin Bieber and country pop duo Dan + Shay are being sued for allegedly stealing their hit single, ‘10,000 Hours,’ from another artist. The lawsuit claims the core portion of the popular 2021 track is stolen from the plaintiff’s 1973 song, The First Time Baby Is A Holiday ‘First Time’, written more than 40 years ago.

The song wasn’t actually released until 2014 though. The court documents obtained states that, Musicology experts have found striking similarities “in as much as 47 note sequences,” The lawsuit argues, “Without the plaintiffs song, 10,000 Hours would not exist.”

It also cited alleged plagiarism in “the chorus, verse and hook.” They claimed it is so noticeable there is no way the track could have been “independently created.” Tre Lovell, who represents the plaintiff, International Manufacturing Concepts, Inc., said, “My client intends to fervently litigate this case and is excited to have his day in court.”


Meanwhile, The Dan + Shay collaboration with Bieber not only topped the music charts, but also received acclaim at the 2021 Grammy Awards. The trio dropped the song in October 2019, and it also was the lead single off Dan + Shay’s 2021 studio album Good Things. Bieber’s wife, Hailey Bieber,  famously appeared in the song’s music video, which was released just days after Bieber and Baldwin tied the knot in a second wedding ceremony in September 2019. 

As far as the plaintiff’s demands are concerned, they want an injunction that would halt future distribution of the Bieber and Dan + Shay track. They also want a cash payout as well as official credit on the song. Stay tuned to Thirsty for future updates.

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Shubham Banerjee

Shubham Banerjee is a computer science student with a passion for technology, gadgets and coding. He writes for Thirsty for News, sharing his love for information and learning. In his free time, he enjoys photography, music, and football. Though, he is a fan of Barcelona, but he is disappointed with their recent performance.

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