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Clarkson's Producer -- I Would Never 'Dupe' Kelly

7/29/2009 1:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The guy Kelly Clarkson blames for allegedly making her look like a song-stealing rip-off artist claims he would never 'dupe' anyone -- and the idea is both "hurtful and absurd."

Kelly Clarkson's Producer -- I Would Never 'Dupe' Kelly

Clarkson basically threw producer Ryan Tedder under the bus after people pointed out her new single "Already Gone" has the same backing track as Beyonce's single, "Halo" -- which are both songs Tedder produced.

Now, Tedder is firing back at Clarkson with the following statement:

"Already Gone" is one of the best song I've written or produced since "Bleeding Love" and stands tall on it's own merits apart from "Halo".

They are two entirely different songs conceptually, melodically, & lyrically and I would never try to dupe an artist such as Kelly Clarkson or Beyoncé into recording over the same musical track, the idea is both hurtful & absurd.

I think when people hear "Already Gone" they will hear what I hear-one of the greatest female vocalists on earth giving her most haunting and heart-breaking performance on a song she helped write.

I challenge people to listen and form their own opinions

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ehhhh..... sounds like a bad cover-up. he realizes the situation, but can't admit his faults.

1912 days ago


Trite rubbish is all it is.

1912 days ago


Sounds like a case of Vanilla Ice versus Queen with the little cymbal change signifiying a new track.

1912 days ago


I absolutely loveeee Kelly Clarkson's song, Already Gone.
Tedder is right, it doesn't reeally sound like Halo at all, besides Beyonce says Halo in that effn song like 7583975235 times it's really annoying and irritating.
You can hear Kelly sing her heart out it's a truly beautiful song, don't throw him under Kelly this song is gonna be a hit and you're going to be thanking him in a few months.

1912 days ago


I listed to both songs and though yes, I can hear SOME similarities, these still are 2 separate songs. Bth unique and BOTH great!!!

1912 days ago


Listened. It's the same track with different words, like he said (except the same track part).

1912 days ago


That guy is a complete tool can see events at

1912 days ago


I was in my car last night and Clarkson's song came on. I was on 101 in heavy traffic and was like Yesss! Halo's on. When the song was over I snapped out of my daze and realized it wasn't Halo and was disappointed. She sounded good, I didn't care for the lyrics that much. Her tone in the song sounded like halo, and of course the music did too. This guy is either a scammer or a talentless hack who couldn't come up with anything original for her. I feel bad for Kelly.

1912 days ago


TOO similar to be an accident IMO.

1912 days ago

Jolly Goat    

WHy would anyone do this to Kelly. She is amazing. I love here. She had a lot to say at

1912 days ago


Umm, "one of the greatest female vocalists on earth"? Hardly.

1912 days ago


Does he not realize how much he will cause her to eat over this?

1912 days ago


Maybe if some of todays "artists" had actual talent and had capabilities to write their own music instead of singing whats on the paper in front of them, this wouldn't be a problem.

1912 days ago


Dude needs an English 101 class. What a moron.

1912 days ago


He never denies using the same backing track in his statement. He did what Kelly said he did.

1912 days ago
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