Lucia Cole is a platinum-selling singer dating an NFL star. Shaquille O'Neal has called her the next Mariah Carey, and stars like Drake and Ariana Grande have been lining up to be featured on her upcoming album. Tyler Perry even wanted her to be in his next movie!
She has a complete album on iTunes, a legion of fans on Twitter (60,000), and her music is also available to stream on services like Spotify and Tidal. Only there's one small problem. Below is her hit song, released just months ago, "Faith in Me." Give it a listen and see if you can hear the problem.
Hear anything suspicious? One Ariana Grande fan did. After learning that Grande would appear on Cole's new album, 19-year old Leo Loera decided to check her out. He listened to the song by Cole and noticed that is sounded eerily similar to Jessica Simpson's "Your Faith in Me." Give a listen to Simpson's version below.
So what gives? How was Cole able to get around copyright laws to basically copy Simpson's song? The answer is simple.