Poor Kelly Clarkson Just Can't Catch A Break.
Speaking of Kelly Clarkson: Burleson's own just can't seem to catch a break. After notoriously getting into a spat with Clive Davis and her record label over her last album, My December, Clarkson is again having it out with her label, claiming that she never really wanted her new single, "Already Gone" to be a part of her record, let along her new disc.
Preston Jones over at the Star-Telegram has been on top of this story since it broke on Monday, but here's the gyst of it: Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, something of an in-demand producer these days (having produced a ton of hits, but, most notably,
pretty much the entirety of the biggest hit on Leona Lewis' debut, Spirit), was commissioned to pen a song for Clarkson's new All I Ever Wanted album and came up with the song, "Already Gone." Trick is, according to Clarkson and everyone else with ears, it sounds a whole lot like a song Tedder produced for Beyonce: "Halo." (Compare the two tracks after the jump.)
Meaning what exactly? Probably nothing in the long-run. But, for now? Some serious drama. How so? Well, first, Clarkson told the CBC that she angrily called Tedder once she heard the similarities and chewed him out. Then she pretty much completely re-arranged the song for her Letterman performance of it. And today, reports Idolator, Tedder responded in a post on his blog that he had no clue what was happening with the situation--and then he took the post down, for whatever reason (but you can read the post if you click through that last link).
Dunno where this is gonna end up, but you gotta think this isn't gonna work out well for Tedder in the long run.
Update: Tedder releases an official statement on the matter.
First, check out Beyonce's older song, "Halo":
Now, check Clarkson's "Already Gone":
...kinda tough to not recognize the similarities in the backing tracks, huh?
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