Kelly Clarkson's new single, "Already Gone", is drawing all sorts of reactions -- primarily it's obvious similarity to Beyonce's Halo."
Kelly recognizes that similarity and although she fought with her record label to not release it, they did anyway. Further, she claims, the blame should be placed on Ryan Tedder, the One Republic front man who co-wrote "Already Gone."
"No one's going to be sitting at home thinking, 'Man, Ryan Tedder gave Beyoncé and Kelly the same track to write to,'" Kelly told Canada's CBC Radio. "No they're just going to be saying I ripped someone off."
Kelly says she tried to convince her record label not to release "Already Gone" as her next single, but she was unsuccessful.
"In the end, they're releasing it without my consent," she says. "It sucks, but it's one of those things I have no control over."
Another interesting tidbit: "Already Gone" was written before "Halo" and "Halo" was originally intended for Leona Lewis, then given to Beyonce and arranged to sound similar to "Already Gone", after Beyoncè heard the song before its release.
Now, here's "Halo."