BH Buzz: Adele Accused Of Copying Turkish Singer On “A Million Years Ago”

December 8, 2015 By Jordan Miller

Plus, Janet Jackson gets nominated at the NAACP Image Awards, Kelly Clarkson’s Xmas card is everything and more.


■ Fans of the late singer Ahmet Kaya’s 1985 believe Adele’s “Million Years Ago” off 25 shares an uncanny likeness to his song “Acilara Tutunmak” and are asking he be credited.

Kaya was a popular Turkish artist who died in 2000 while living in Paris in exile, reports Billboard. His wife, Gülten Kaya, spoke with Turkish daily newspaper Posta on the claims, saying she believes Adele would have stolen the song on purpose, adding, “However, if she consciously did it, then it would be theft.”

Listen to “Million Years Ago” and “Acilara Tutunmak” and decide:

■ Janet Jackson leads the 2016 NAACP Image Awards Music nominations with six, including Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration, Outstanding Music Video, Outstanding Female Artist, Outstanding Album and two for Outstanding Song – Contemporary.


■ Kelly Clarkson’s Christmas card is Game Of Thrones themed:

■ Kylie Minogue and Mumford & Sons cover Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You:”

■ Fifth Harmony singer Lauren has caused controversy online after she posted an insensitive comment about psychiatric doctors and prescription pills on Instagram:


After immediate backlash, the 19-year-old deleted the post and apologised on Twitter:


■ Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams and T.I. filed an appeal in their “Blurred Lines” copyright infringement case.

A judge ruled earlier this year the parties owe $5.3 million to the Marvin Gaye estate for the infringement when they borrowed sounds from Gaye’s song “Got to Give It Up.”

“The move to appeal our judgment is no surprise — it’s a common response made by the losing litigant,” Marvin Gaye III’s attorney, Paul Philips said in a statement. “That said, we remain confident that the appeal will have no merit, and when it fails, the Thicke / Williams camp will find themselves faced with the same judgment they’re facing today,” Phillips said. “Meanwhile, the Gaye family’s entitlement to half of the ‘Blurred Lines’ royalties will have continued to grow over time. What I’m saying is that this appeal only delays the inevitable — we aren’t going anywhere.” [The Wrap]


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