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By Damilola Faustino

A Philadelphia songwriter is finally reaping the benefits of what he claims he was owed regarding the second-best selling album of the last decade.

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According to reports, a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury awarded Daniel Marino millions for a song he largely created by laying the guitar hook, tempo and chord progression named “Club Girl” that would go on to become Usher’s “Bad Girl” off of his monster 2004 album, Confessions.

Marino’s former co-writer William Guice was ordered to pay $6.75 million in compensatory damages, $20.25 million in punitive damages and co-defendant Dante Barton’s Destro Music Productions agreed to fork over $17.35 million. The grand total to $44.35 million.

Luckily for now 40-year-old superstar, Usher none of the monies will have to come from his pocket because he wasn’t named in the lawsuit.

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