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Usher Lost $44 Million To ‘Bad Girl’ Songwriter In Lawsuit – See Why

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Usher Lost $44 Million To ‘Bad Girl’ Songwriter In Lawsuit

Philadelphia songwriter Daniel Marino is finally getting paid the money he deserves. As reported by BillboardMarino proved that he wrote the guitar hook, tempo, and chord progression for a song called  “Club Girl.” 

The track was ultimately turned into Usher’s “Bad Girl,” off Confessions. The album is one of the best selling R&B projects of all time, and Marino wasn’t about to lose his creation.

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Marino claimed that he was not paid profits for constructing the song along with his former co-songwriter William Guice. 


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Guice was ordered to pay Marino $6.75 million in compensatory damages, and $20.25 million in punitive damages. Destro Music Productions, owned by co-defendant Dante Barton, also agreed to pay Marino $17.35 million. 

In total, that leaves Marino with $44.35 million. Although the song was performed by Usher, he was not named in the lawsuit. 
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