Kelly Clarkson claims she didn’t rip off Beyonce
Kelly Clarkson is reportedly furious at her record label for releasing “Already Gone” as her third single— because it sounds exactly like Beyonce’s “Halo.”
In an article published by CBC News, the 27-year-old singer explains her frustration with songwriter/producer Ryan Tedder of One Republic — who allegedly gave the same beat to Beyonce without informing Clarkson.
Kelly told CBC News:
“Ryan and I met each other at the record label, before he was working with anyone else… We wrote about six songs together, four or five of them made the album,” The former American Idol said. “It was all fine and dandy. I’d never heard of a song called “Halo” … Beyonce’s album came out when my album was already being printed.
“No one’s gonna be sitting at home, thinking, ‘Man, Ryan Tedder gave Beyonce and Kelly the same track to write to.’ No, they’re just gonna be saying I ripped someone off. I called Ryan and said ‘I don’t understand. Why would you do that?’”
Clarkson said she “fought and fought,” to prevent her record label from releasing “Already Gone” as a single, but she says “in the end, they’re releasing it without my consent. It sucks, but it’s one of those things I have no control over.”
Listen to the two tracks:
Which one do you think is better?