OneRepublic lead singer Ryan Tedder sent his Twitter mentions soaring over the weekend when he took to the annual Global Citizen Festival to confirm Beyonce would be joining forces with Adele for the Pop group’s upcoming album.
Having written hits for both in the past (‘Halo’ for Bey, ‘Turning Tables’ for Addy), news outlets and fans of both divas alike immediately assumed Tedder’s comments had merit – a circumstance only supported by the Pop divas’ very public comments of admiration for each other over the years.
Monday morning (September 30) saw those fan dreams dashed, however, after a rep for the 40-year-old singer-songwriter confirmed the collaboration is not happening.
Ryan Tedder of @OneRepublic: “We have one song on our upcoming album featuring Beyoncè & Adele with a Chris Martin piano solo in the bridge”
— ColdplayXtra (@coldplayxtra) September 29, 2019
As we reported here, Tedder sent fans of Coldplay, Adele, and Beyonce into a frenzy when he announced the trio would be assisting OneRepublic on a song on the group’s new album. Now, a rep for the group is backtracking on his behalf.
‘”We have one song featuring Beyoncé and Adele with a Chris Martin piano solo on the bridge,”‘ Tedder said. But a rep for Tedder told CNN Monday [September 30] that he was just joking.’
Well, there you have it folks!
Update: Ryan later took to social media himself to clear up the mess.