The verdict in New York came after a two-week trial that featured a courtroom performance by Sheeran.
An 11-day trial over the copyright of Ed Sheeran’s hit song “Shape of You” has concluded in London, with the judge saying he would take some time to consider his ruling.
The artists behind the cover of "In the End" used in the video thanked fans for helping remove it.
The amount fell well short of the nearly $20 million sought by attorneys for Marcus Gray and the two co-writers of "Joyful Noise."
Perry's attorney argued that similarities were "basic building blocks of music" that "should be available to everyone."
Gaye’s family was also awarded interest on an earlier award that wasn’t immediately paid as well as 50 percent royalties on “Blurred Lines” from now on.
The lawsuit claims Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" shares the “same melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums” as Gaye’s classic hit.
Joshua Schulte, 29, faces several charges, including criminal copyright infringement and possession of child pornography.
Who knows if animals want to collect royalties, a judge wrote.