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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, 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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When I first heard Halo I thought She wants to do something like Leona Lewis' Better In Time. Anyone agree?
But yeah, these two songs here are basically the same thing. Too bad when you share a producer!

1849 days ago


I'm not a fan of either of these ladies, but I can certainly see why Kelly would be upset. Clearly it's the exact same track, just different words. It sounds exactly the same.

1849 days ago


All it is just to get Kelly Clarkson to bypass Beyonce. Its a set up with Ryan Tedder and Kelly Clarkson. How could you not know..I mean you did the video and your recording over, and over and over and over. Its a front!!! BEYONCE WILL ALWAYS BE NUMBER ONE!!!

1848 days ago


Well both the songs sound amlost alike. Beyonces is higher key while Kelly's is lower key. But they were produced by the same guy (Ryan Tedder) who was writing each song. So depending on his mood and thinking at the time, some songs are going to sound alike. People need to start commenting the question that was aked not which is the better singer.....! I dont really care which is the better singer. They are both stars and are both making money for singing. So people post the asnswer for the question, Its not a high School popularity contest!!! But who really cares no song is original anymore, people are just covering someone else's music. There is no longer originality since REALLY there is no talent needed anymore. If Paris and Ashley can make music so can I.....

1848 days ago


its the same but who cares thay both have the cash and the ass

1847 days ago


im going to say this for the very last time....FOR HEAVEN SAKE,both were written and produce by the same guy,ryan tedder.practically every song he owns sounds does not only applies to already gone and halo...this is what musicians called SIGNATURE STLYE....i mean,look at akon or neyo or justin timberlake...they all have their own sense of style in creating music but no one ever complaint...kelly is never happy with her album and would never stop accusing ryan to the press..juz bcoz she's the ORIGINAL AMERICAN IDOL...oh please!!!!

1845 days ago


kelly clarkson is a thief she also steals lyrics from other songs including r kelly - Im the worlds greatest

1135 days ago
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