Leona Lewis settles ‘Collide’ dispute

August 18th, 2011 - 4:39 am ICT by IANS  

Leona Lewis London, Aug 18 (IANS) British singer Leona Lewis, who has been accused of plagiarising her new song “Collide” from DJ Avicii’s upcoming instrumental track “Penguin”, has settled a legal dispute and the song will now be released as planned in September.

Swedish DJ Avicii had attempted to block the track from release through a court ruling. But Leona’s label, Syco, has now settled the matter and the single will be released as a collaboration between the two artists.

Syco were said to have reached the agreement with Avicii’s record company, Ministry of Sound, after a hearing in a London court, reports contactmusic.com.

“It is announced today that Leona Lewis and Avicii will work together on the forthcoming single ‘Collide’. Since getting its first radio play in Britain it has received rave reviews and is already topping club charts across the country,” said a statement from the label.

“Glad to have finally resolved situation with Leona. So happy to move on with Leona and focus on having a hit together,” Avicii tweeted on micro-blogging site Twitter.

“Collide” will be released Sep 4.

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