SHINee in plagiarism scandal over 'Dream Girl' song

3 April 2013 / 3 years 6 months ago

The latest hit song by boy group SHINee has become mired in a scandal over alleged plagiarism, reports All K-Pop.The allegation surfaced on YouTube, where a video compares SHINee's "Dream Girl" with the 2003 song "Vuelve" by Mexican singer Luis Miguel.A video of the two tracks that compared the two songs was uploaded onto YouTube, and the many viewers who listened to it couldn’t help but notice the similarities. Some suggested that SM Entertainment might have sampled the song after buying publication rights.However, SM Entertainment refuted all rumors that the song was either plagiarized or sampled, saying, “‘˜Dream Girl’ is the product of producer Shin Hyuk, who is famous for being the producer of the famous pop star Justin Bieber, and his composing team, ‘˜Joombas Music Factory’.‘ In a phone call with Chosun, they said, “We didn’t buy distribution rights, and we didn’t sample the song. This is purely SM Entertainment’s creation. The plagiarism accusations are just opinions of some people.‘

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