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Leona Lewis resolves plagiarism dispute

British pop star Leona Lewis reached an out-of-court settlement with a Swedish DJ who accused her of plagiarism and has secured the rights to release her new single, 'Collide'.

Dance music producer Avicii (real name Tim Bergling), was scheduled to take his case to London's High Court on Monday, August 8, after he alleged Lewis had sampled his song 'Penguin' on her latest track, 'Collide', without his permission.

The legal issue has now been dismissed after Lewis' bosses at Syco Music agreed to release the song under both artists' names.

A Syco representative issued a statement on Tuesday, August 16 which read: "It is announced today that Leona Lewis and Avicii will work together on the forthcoming single Collide."

Avicii put out a message on his Twitter page saying, "We've finally come to an agreement with Leona on all the issues. So happy to move on and focus on hit making!"

'Collide' is scheduled for release in the U.K. on September 4.

Listen to the audio for 'Collide' here: