A US judge has dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against pop star Beyoncé.
Singer-songwriter Jennifer Armour sued the R&B star last year, claiming that the 2003 hit song Baby Boy, from Beyoncé Knowles’ Grammy-winning album Dangerously in Love, took lyrics from her own song, Got a Little Bit Of Love For You.
Armour said her former manager submitted demo recordings of her song to various record labels including Columbia and Atlantic, who look after Beyoncé and Sean Paul, who is featured in the song.
However, the court did a side-by-side comparison of the two songs to look for substantial similarity, a key component of copyright infringement, and found they were “substantially dissimilar”.
“It’s unfortunate that lawsuits such as this one occur, but I am grateful and relieved to have this behind me and I am eager to move on,” Knowles, from Houston in Texas, said in a statement issued by Music World Entertainment, the music management company her manager father founded.
Armour could not be reached for comment.