R&B star Ginuwine has won a long-running legal battle with his former music producer over royalties from his debut album.

The singer has been embroiled in a court fight with Robert Reives, the brains behind 1996 record Ginuwine... The Bachelor, since 2008 amid accusations he owes the producer as much as $250,000 (£156,250) in royalties and interest.

However, a judge in New York City has now ruled in the singer's favour, declaring he does not owe Reives any money and ordering the producer to pay his court costs, according to the New York Daily News.

Ginuwine's lawyer Bruce Beckner reveals his client plans to start rebuilding his career now the court case is over, saying, "He's out working hard to get his career moving on an upward trajectory. I'm glad for him that this is something he no longer has to be concerned about. I'm sure he is, too."

Ginuwine's financial troubles were made public during the case and his attorney revealed the former chart star was on the verge of bankruptcy.