Robin Thicke & Pharrell ordered to pay millions after losing ‘Blurred Lines’ copyright case...

Marvin Gaye's family are about to enjoy a hefty payout. Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams were found guilty by a jury for infringing on Marvin Gaye’s 1977 song 'Got to Give It Up' and must pay nearly $7.4 million. 
As a result of their chart-topping hit 'Blurred Lines' infringing copyright, the jury awarded the Gaye family $4 million in damages, with profits of more than $1.6 million each from both parties. Sales for the track exceeded $16 million. The duo earned over $5 million each, and their collaborator T.I. (who was cleared of any wrongdoing) earned more than $700,000. How is it possible for the biggest hit of your career to then suddenly become the biggest curse of your career? To say that Robin Thicke's decline has been dog rough is a major understatement.