Ryan Tedder Reveals the Stories Behind His Songs for Beyoncé, Adele, Ellie Goulding & More

Jair Sfez

Ryan Tedder photographed in Paris, France

Ryan Tedder is not only the frontman for OneRepublic -- he's a prolific songwriter and producer who has made more than $2.5 million penning hits for and with the likes of Beyonce and Adele as well as for his own band. When he sat down to chat with Billboard for his recent cover story, Tedder also revealed the stories of what went into creating some of the biggest songs he's written and co-written. Here, Tedder shares the songwriting stories of "Halo" (Beyoncé), "Rumour Has It" (Adele,) OneRepublic ("Apologize," "Counting Stars"), "Burn" (Ellie Goulding), and "Bleeding Love"  (Leona Lewis).

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"[I] said, 'What would Prince do?'" -Ryan Tedder on co-writing Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love"