As we all well know in the pop world, Ryan Tedder pulled a fast one on Kelly Clarkson when he pretty much produced the same song twice for two different popular artists (Clarkson’s “Already Gone” and Beyonce‘s “Halo.”)
Well now Kelly’s chosen to speak up about it…loudly:
â€œRyan and I met each other at the record label, before he was working with anyone else,â€ Clarkson begins, gritting her teeth. â€œHeâ€™s from Oklahoma, Iâ€™m from Texas; we got along really well and had some of the same influences. We wrote about six songs together, four or five of them made the album. It was all fine and dandy. Iâ€™d never heard of a song called Halo. Her album came out when my album was already being printed. No-oneâ€™s gonna be sittinâ€™ at home, thinking â€˜Man, Ryan Tedder gave Beyonce and Kelly the same track to write to.â€™ No, theyâ€™re just gonna be saying I ripped someone off. I called Ryan and said, â€˜I donâ€™t understand. Why would you do that?â€™â€
The palpably frustrated Clarkson claims she â€œfought and foughtâ€ to try and prevent her label from releasing Already Gone as her third single, out of respect for Beyonce.
â€œIn the end, theyâ€™re releasing it without my consent,â€ she sighs. â€œIt sucks, but itâ€™s one of those things I have no control over. I already made my album. At this point, the record company can do whatever they want with it. Itâ€™s kind of a shitty situation, but.â€¦ You know, you learn.â€
So to the impassioned fans still fighting to convince everyone that “Already Gone” sounds nothing at all like “Halo,” congratulations–even the artist you’re defending doesn’t believe you.
The fact is that Kelly Clarkson must do what I’ve been dying for her to do all along: Break away. (PUN!) Break far, far away from the label. Go out into the wilderness! Mess your hair up! Make songs that suck! Make songs that are ten times more powerful than anything we’d hear delivered on the radio! The mainstream route is clearly not working for you anymore, Clarkson.
It’s time to earn your cred.