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'Blurred Lines' Made an Insane Amount of Money

Trial reveals details of Robin Thicke song's success
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2015 10:54 AM CST
'Blurred Lines' Made an Insane Amount of Money
Singer Robin Thicke performs at the 17th Annual GRAMMY Foundation Legacy Concert at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre on Feb. 5, 2015, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – "Blurred Lines" was a huge hit, and now we know exactly how huge. Marvin Gaye's family is suing for part of the money the Robin Thicke song brought in, alleging copyright infringement of Gaye's "Got to Give It Up," and the trial entered its second week this week. Song profits are typically closely guarded secrets, but the trial has revealed that "Blurred Lines" made $16,675,690, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Of that, Thicke got $5,658,214 and collaborators Pharrell Williams and T.I. got $5,153,457 and $704,774, respectively. The rest went to record companies. (Click to read about 12 artists accused of stealing songs.)

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