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Kelly Clarkson -- I Didn't Steal From Beyonce!

7/27/2009 2:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kelly Clarkson is so worried that people are going to think she ripped off Beyonce's beats for her new single that Kelly's throwing her song's co-writer under the bus instead.


Clarkson is reportedly furious at her record label for releasing her new single "Already Gone" -- after the singer realized it has the exact same backing track as Beyonce's "Halo."

But according to CBCNews.ca, who actually spoke with Clarkson, the former "Idol" champ is blaming the whole thing on music producer Ryan Tedder -- who allegedly gave the same beat to Beyonce without informing Kelly. FYI -- Tedder is also the front man for the band OneRepublic.

Clarkson told the CBC, "No one's gonna be sittin' 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."

Beyonce - "Halo"



Kelly Clarkson - "Already Gone"

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31.

carrieann    

#25, Lin: Kelly's album has been out a while (March to be exact.) Halo was not released as a single on the radio then. She already finished her song and sent it to get pressed when Beyonce wrote hers. Just because Beyonce released her album first does not mean she came up with the song first. Kelly stated that once Beyonce's album came out, she tried to stop her record co. from releasing "Already Gone." I think Beyonce is the once that copied her. She probably heard the song Tedder wrote for Kelly and wanted the same thing.

1878 days ago
32.

Sean    

Get it right TMZ. The song is called "Already Gone"...not "Almost Gone".

1878 days ago
33.

Kim    

doesn't matter Beyonce steals other people's stuff all the time, so what?

1878 days ago
34.

Wombat    

STOP AUTO PLAYING THIS CRAP MUSIC EVERY TIME YOU COME TO TMZ! PUT A DAMN MUTE BUTTON ON IT AND LET US PLAY IT IF WE WANT TO FOR CHRISTS SAKE!

1878 days ago
35.

Ben    

I agree with whoever said Kelly is a 'hog'...doesn't matter if Beyonce could even sing or not (which she CAN), she's much easier on the eyes than the Yeti.

1878 days ago
36.

+LAChris    

I agree with #33 -- WTF! Autoplay is stupid on a website -- its very annoying and think of the various scenarios: people listening to something else and dont want to hear this crap; or, at work, etc. JEESH! More stupid than these songs.

1878 days ago
37.

lilu    

All I'm thinkin'? Is this all it takes to make millions of dollars producing pop stars? This shi ttay beat that you can give to whoever and call it produced? WTF? I've heard homemade tapes being sold out of backpacks with better beats than that. What suckage...

1878 days ago
38.

t    

You guys always hate on Kelly BUT you never post all the facts! Get your sh*t straight!

Kelly wrote Already Gone first, It's a way more superior song.

Ryan Tedder is a douche! It is not his first time giving the same track to two different artist.

RCA is shady also! All they care about is money and drama.

And it's not Beyonce's first time ripping off someone else music.

1878 days ago
39.

dcoop    

It's "Already Gone"... not "Almost Gone"

1878 days ago
40.

kcouture.    

Bottom line is: Kelly writes her songs, Beyonce doesnt. Halo is the one song that I like by Beyhorse-say.
I like Kelly, but the beats do sound the same. HOWEVER: Beyonce rips people alllllllll the time. If you dont
believe me go to youtube. She copies Rihanna, Kylie Minogue, Shakira, and she even tried to copy a newcomer
(Lady Gaga) with the futuristic stuff. That's just lame that she has to reuses styles to stay relevant.

1878 days ago
41.

Lauren    

Not on only does Beyonce not write her own songs but she takes songs that other people have written and puts her name on them. Ne-yo wrote irreplacable and let Beyonce sing it and Beyonce went around telling everyone that she wrote the song. She also told everyone that she wrote if I were a boy when it was written by another singer years ago. Non one likes Beyonce that's why her album only sold 500, 000 copies in the u.s. and she's supposed to be an international supestar.

1878 days ago
42.

Harvey is a Jew    

"Pop" music sucks. It's controlled by Idiot record executives and not the Musicians

1878 days ago
43.

THE CHILDREN ARE NOT BEING PROPERLY SUPERVISED...PERIOD!    

Beyonce steals and calls it her own, so don't feel so bad Kelly, Beyonce does it all the time.

1878 days ago
44.

Annonymous    

Michael Jackson was the last original artist alive and since his passing (there is no other singer/performer alive that has their own original work on any CD/Album put out). ALL artist now-a-days steal from each other (this is nothing new and very predictable these days). YES, it is the SAME beat but so what?! THEY ARE BOTH CRAPPY SONGS SUNG BY CRAPPY PEOPLE ANYWAYS! LOL!

1878 days ago
45.

Linda Mott    

Can she sing, At Last?

1878 days ago
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