He also shares that he ignored Paul McCartney with a "new number, who dis?" text.
Ryan Tedder stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (June 13) to talk about his new show Songland.
After Fallon listed off Tedder's songwriting credits -- which included Beyoncé's "Halo," Adele's "Rumor Has It" and more -- the singer-songwriter went on to share that the conception for Songland had been brewing for about five years. It was actually the result of his almost replacing Adam Levine, who needed a break, as a judge on The Voice four years ago, which obviously didn't happen.
"All of the recording artists -- all the Beyoncés, the Frank Sinatras of the world -- without the songs, you don't have the artists," the OneRepublic frontman said.