At the end of the day …. Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Marvin Gaye!!


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~~March 12, 2015~~ 

Marvin Gaye vs. Robin Thicke: Marvin Wins

Musicians Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. preemptively sued the family of late singer Marvin Gaye for a determination on whether their hit song was an infringement on the copyright for Gaye’s 1977 hit song, Got to Give it Up. Gaye’s family counter-sued.

On Tuesday, March 12, 2015, Gaye’s camp emerged victorious. The eight member jury voted unanimously that Thicke and song producer Williams had infringed on the 1977 Gaye song.

The jury awarded $7.3 million to Gaye’s family.

The jury reached the decision after hearing nearly a week of testimony about similarities between Blurred Lines — the biggest hit of 2013 — and Gaye’s hit.

Thicke and Williams denied copying. Their song earned more than $5 million apiece for each.

Although both are credited as its songwriters, Williams wrote the song in about an hour in 2012, and the pair recorded it in one night, according to the testimony. The Williams, Thicke and T.I camp contended they did nothing wrong in being inspired by Gaye and evoking the feeling of Gaye’s music.

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They seemed quite blurred … not no more

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams told to pay $7.4 million in Blurred Lines suit
A federal jury in Los Angeles found Tuesday, March 10, 2015, that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams copied Marvin Gaye’s Got to Give it Up when they created their 2013 hit Blurred Lines.

The jury awarded Gaye’s children $7.4 million. Testimony in the trial described numerous similarities between the two songs, and focused on whether Blurred Lines was an homage to Gaye or a copy of his work.

An attorney for Thicke and Williams said they remained “unwavering in their absolute conviction that they wrote this song independently.”

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~~GALLERY~~ 

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~~Robin Thicke feat. Marvin Gaye~~

Got To Give Up The Blurred Lines (Mashup)

~~Published on Sep 6, 2013~~

Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines ft. T.I. & Pharrell Williams (2013)
Marvin Gaye – Got To Give It Up (1977)

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#AtTheEndOfTheDay #Lawsuit #RobinThicke #PharrellWilliams #MarvinGaye #TI #GotToGiveItUp #BlurredLines #DeniedCopying #HomageToGaye #JuryAward #8MillionsToGayeFamily

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

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YOU BE THE JUDGE

~~Marvin Gaye “Got To Give It Up” Live In Montreux~~

~~Published on Sep 5, 2012~~

“Give It Up”

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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At the end of the day …. Alex Boye: “I will rise”!!


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~~September 9, 2014~~ 

It was yesterday when I found this artist’s videos. As I listened to his version of “Let it Go”, I realized I had seen him before. He was featured in a YouTube video by The Piano Guys called “Paradise/Peponi”. It was an incredible surprise to find that Alex Boye is another sensation on YouTube reaching millions of viewers. 

This is a video fit to end the day. 

I normally don’t post topics related to god but this production gave me chills as I listened to it. It’s majestic, impressive, inspiring, motivational, very well done and a musical success. 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Boy%C3%A9

Alex Boyé (born 1970) is a British-born Mormon singer and actor of Nigerian descent.

~~Early life~~

Boye was raised in a Tottenham council area that has been described as ‘tough’. He converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) at age 16.

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~~Professional life~~

Boyé first performed in public while serving as a missionary for the LDS Church in Bristol, England. After completing his mission, he became a backing dancer. Among those who he performed with in this role was George Michael.

In 1995, he formed and became the lead singer of the European boy band “Awesome“. They performed at local dances and other small venues until 1996 when they won a vocal competition on Capital Radio, London’s largest radio station. Universal Records of Europe signed Awesome to a five-album recording contract. Awesome released three singles off their first album, Rumors, which made top-10 charts all across Europe.

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~~Personal life~~

Boyé’s mother and father are Nigerian. While pregnant, Boyé’s mother went to London while his father remained in Nigeria. He was born in England and returned to Nigeria to live with his father for the first few years of his life. His mother remarried and worked for the London Underground, cleaning tracks at night. Boyé was raised in the Tottenham Court neighborhood. He spent much of his youth in foster homes with Caucasian parents. As a teenager, he listened to the music of Motown, including artists Stevie Wonder, Kool and the Gang, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Jackie Wilson and Otis Redding. When he was 16, Boyé was working in a McDonald’s in London when he was introduced to the LDS Church by a manager. He was baptised soon afterward, without his mother’s knowledge.

Boyé met his wife, Julie, in an LDS singles ward and they were married in the Salt Lake Temple. They have three children, Adanna, Zander and India. In 2009, Boye began raising money to buy a house for a local refugee family with sales of his single, “Crazy for You.”

On 22 February 2012, Boyé became a United States citizen in a ceremony at the Rose Wagner Theater in Salt Lake City. Boyé was surprised when he was invited by the judge conducting the ceremony to sing The Star-Spangled Banner.

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~~I Will Rise (Emi Yo Leke) ft. Later Days Choir~~

~~Mormons are the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints~~

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~~Published on Apr 6, 2012~~

“On the morning of Friday 2nd of March, I was invited to perform for a group of students at the Institute of Religion at Utah Valley University in Orem Utah. It will be a day that will not easy be forgotten. Before I got up to give my presentation, a choir filed neatly into position behind me and began to sing. From the first note, all my senses were grabbed hold upon by a heavenly sound that left me breathless. I had to do a 360 turn to see who it was singing. I didn’t take my eyes off them until they had finished. By the end, I was overcome with tears. It’s lucky i don’t wear mascara.

During the musical presentation, I felt a strong witness of the spirit, telling me i needed to take this choir to the studio and record the song they sang with them.

Thanks to Utah valley University Institute of Religion for allowing me to hijack 70 choir members who all boarded the bus at 3.15 am and traveled over 150 miles to arrive in time to shoot at first light.”

~~ALEX’S GALLERY~~

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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We ALL will RISE!! 

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