(New York Post) English pop star Ed Sheeran celebrated his copyright trial victory by serenading scores of New Yorkers during an impromptu street concert in Manhattan on Friday.
Hundreds of shocked passersby stopped in their tracks to watch the red-headed crooner perform out front of his pop-up shop in SoHo to promote “Ed Sheeran – The Subtract Experience Pop-Up.”
The crowd erupted in cheers as Sheeran, 32, hopped up on the roof of a parked car and started strumming his guitar, videos of the surprise concert show.
On Thursday, a federal jury in New York City found that Sheeran did not rip off Marvin Gaye’s iconic “What’s Going On?” with his 2014 hit “Thinking Out Loud,” concluding a two-week trial.
The copyright lawsuit was first brought about in 2018 by the estate of the late Ed Townsend, who co-wrote the 1973 R&B classic with Gaye. The jurors, three men and four women, deliberated for just under three hours before coming to a decision in the civil case.