Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson Release Same Song By Accident

If you've listened to Top 40 radio recently, you've undoubtedly heard Beyoncé's new single "Halo," an autotuned departure from her typical ballad. You may have also heard Kelly Clarkson's latest single, "Already Gone." And you might have recognized that the songs share the exact same intro, and many elements thereafter. That's because Beyoncé and Kelly share a producer, Ryan Tedder, who apparently neglected to inform both parties that the song had been given to both of them.

Clarkson isn't particularly happy about the mix-up. She told the Canadian Broadcasting Company: "No one's gonna be sittin' at home, thinking 'Man, Ryan Tedder gave Beyoncé and Kelly the same track to write to.' " she said. "No, they're just gonna be saying I ripped someone off."

"I fought and fought" to stop it, she said, but couldn't. "In the end, they're releasing it without my consent," says a frustrated Clarkson. "It sucks, but it'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. It's kind of a sh---y situation, know, you learn."

At least Kelly made the song her own.

Kelly Clarkson's single:

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