A Manhattan jury found Ed Sheeran's hit "Thinking Out Loud" did not infringe on the copyright of the classic Marvin Gaye song "Let's Get It On."
The jury determined that Sheeran had independently created his song and did not wrongfully copy compositional elements or melodies from Gaye's song.
Upon hearing the verdict, Sheeran hugged his attorneys.
The plaintiffs had alleged similarities between the chord progression, harmonic rhythm and certain melodies in the two songs. Sheeran’s legal team had argued that the melodies are different and the elements used in both songs are common in pop music.
CNN's Sabrina Souza contributed to this report.