In a surprising revelation, popular singer Kelly Clarkson has shared an unexpected truth about one of her biggest hits, “Since U Been Gone.” Clarkson boldly stated that she was deceived and “lied to” when it came to the song’s writing credits.
This shocking disclosure has caused a stir in the music industry, raising concerns about authenticity and the complexities of songwriting in today’s world.
Kelly Clarkson Exposes Deception in ‘Since U Been Gone’ Songwriting
During a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Kelly Clarkson responded to allegations made in Clive Davis’ memoir, where he claimed that she had reservations about recording “Since U Been Gone” and including it on her 2004 album.
In a candid conversation with host Andy Cohen, Clarkson revealed that she had been misled and deceived by the record label regarding the song’s origins. Initially, she was informed that there were producers who wanted to collaborate with her on a song with placeholder lyrics. However, upon arriving in Sweden to work on the single, she discovered that the song had already been fully written by two individuals named Luke and Max, unbeknownst to her.
“Why lie to me like that? Why not just get me to go there and then they’ll have the song? … I don’t like the lying.”Kelly Clarkson
Despite her initial skepticism about the song’s origin story, the singer shared that she has the ability to separate her personal feelings and deliver an incredible performance of the beloved track during her tours.
Kelly Clarkson Confronts Clive Davis’s Memoir with Defiance
In 2013, Kelly Clarkson publicly criticized Clive Davis, accusing him of spreading false information in his memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life. The memoir reignited past conflicts between Clarkson and Davis, including disputes over her album My December and the recording of one of her songs.
At the time, Clarkson firmly rejected being bullied and vowed to address Davis’s memory lapses and misinformation for herself and her fans. She saw the situation as a violation but embraced the empowering lesson that she no longer needed to yield to anyone, not even Clive Davis.