The late R&B icon Marvin Gaye returns to the Billboard charts in the wake of the landmark decision in his family’s favor against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke.
A ruling in the family’s favor could block distribution of the song.
But they’re not considering litigation… yet.
“We owe it to songwriters around the world to make sure this verdict doesn’t stand,” said attorney Howard King.
Their attorney said they’ll begin the process in about a week.
In the spirit of staying positive, below are ten examples of artistic risks that did pay off.
The film topped the box office charts the week of its release, grossing over $94 million in its first weekend as well.
These songs came firing back into our lives through some strange pathways: a fictional chemist, an overzealous Celtics fan, blurry courtroom controversies and a Toyota commercial.
What’s Going On? Lenny’s gonna channel his inner Gaye for the silver screen, that’s what!
Lenny Kravitz honed his musical chops during the ’90s by combining rock, soul, R&B and funk on songs like “Are You Gonna Go My Way,” “Fly Away,” “It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over” and “Believe.” More recently, he earned his acting stripes with roles in diverse films including the Oscar-nominated Precious and the adaptation of The Hunger Games. Now, he’s combining both sides of his skill sets to play the role of Marvin Gaye in Julien Temple’s biopic on the iconic soul singer.