Julio Iglesias’ boy is apparently in a touch of trouble. Last year Enrique Iglesias released his smash hit “Bailando,” which is reportedly doing very well for him. Problem is, two songwriters are claiming he stole the song from them and they are now suing Iglesias for plagiarism.
According to the songwriters, Cristian Escuti and German Schulz, they cut a track in 2009 under the name of “Quiero Bailar Contigo.” In 2012, they apparently sent the song to a Sony executive, but never heard anything back.
When Enrique released his song “Bailando” in 2014, the writers heard it and they now say that it is a direct rip-off of their song. According to them, Sony had partial ownership of the tune and the writers believe there was a “musical conspiracy” to steal their song.
Cristian Escuti y German Schulz acusan al cantante Enrique Iglesias de plagiar el tema “Bailando”. http://t.co/SoweYWsDTm
— RTS (@RTSEcuador) January 29, 2015
Tweet translation: Cristian Escuti and German Schulz accuse singer Enrique Iglesias of plagiarizing the song “Bailando.”
According to DNA, Iglesias’ song is so similar that it seems the melody, lyrics and chorus line were directly lifted from their song and what probably hurt the most, “Bailando” has become Iglesias’ biggest song off his latest album Sex and Love. Reportedly the official video of the song has had 686 million views on YouTube, so it certainly is popular.
The song by Iglesias is included in the video below. Apparently TMZ asked the attorney acting for Escuti and Schulz for the lyrics to the song they allege was stolen from them. However, their attorney says his clients will not allow him to hand over the lyrics, so a direct comparison is not currently available.
In the meanwhile, Enrique Iglesias has launched a video competition. He invites people to make a video inspired by the song “Bailando” (either the English or Spanish version) and if they are successful they can win tickets to his “Sex and Love” tour along with VIP treatment and a meeting with Enrique himself.
Last year on the Inquisitr, it was noted Iglesias launched his own line of fragrances through Coty Inc., which he dubbed “perfect.” At the time he said in a media statement that he was confident the fragrance would be attractive to everyone, in particular his fans and that he hoped it would give them confidence and make them feel empowered. The fragrance line was given the name “The House of Enrique Iglesias.”
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