Ed Sheeran arrives at NYC court for copyright trial

STORY: Last week on Tuesday (April 25) Sheeran took the stand in Manhattan federal court at the beginning of a copyright trial alleging the British pop star's hit song "Thinking Out Loud" ripped off the classic Marvin Gaye tune "Let's Get it On".

Heirs of songwriter Ed Townsend, Gaye's co-writer on the 1973 hit, allege Sheeran, his label Warner Music Group and music publisher Sony Music Publishing owe them a share of the profits for allegedly copying the song.

The trial is the first of three Sheeran could face from lawsuits over similarities between the two hits.