Justin Bieber and Usher have been named in a $10 million copyright infringement claim over Bieber’s 2010 record “Somebody to Love.”

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 and  have been named in a $10 million copyright infringement claim over Bieber’s 2010 record “Somebody to Love,” according to Reuters.

The lawsuit was filed by R&B singer  and songwriter  last week in U.S. District Court in Virginia, accusing Usher of giving Bieber the record that they allegedly wrote.

According to Copeland and Overton, “Somebody To Love” shares the same title, time signature and beat as their original, as well as similar lyrics and chord progression.

Bieber’s version is credited to himself, songwriter  and production team Stereotypes.

The song was reportedly recorded as a demo for Usher’s 2010 LP Raymond v. Raymond  before the Bieber-featured remix came to fruition.

“There is essentially a zero probability for the number of points of congruence between the two versions of ‘Somebody to Love,’” Copeland and Overton said in the lawsuit.

Justin Bieber and Usher have yet to comment on the matter.

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