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Ryan Tedder Explains Why He's Donating Profits from New Music to Charity

Ryan Tedder is opening up about his thoughts regarding new music amid the global health crisis.

The 40-year-old OneRepublic frontman spoke out in an interview with USA Today.

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When asked about the idea of releasing new music amid quarantine, he said: “Nobody can compete with the news cycle right now. And if you’re not doing that, you’re competing with Tiger King. We have this huge record that we wanted to drop in mid-May that we now won’t. It’s a summer song, it’s like the Beach Boys, it feels like it’s such a hit, but I’m not going to do it in the middle of a pandemic.”

“We dropped a charity song two weeks ago called “Better Days,” and it’s a non-cheesy anthem about what it feels like now to be in this time and space we’re in. But the only way I could release it in good conscience was by donating profits to the Red Cross, because I feel weird saying, ‘Come buy my stuff, check me out.’ Meanwhile, people are sick and dying. It’s very tone-deaf. And unless you’re an artist who had a lot of momentum going into this pandemic like The Weeknd or Dua Lipa, it’s really hard to get anyone to pay attention,” he went on to explain.

Click here to listen to OneRepublic‘s charity song.

OneRepublic Drop New Single 'Better Days' for Good Cause - Listen Here!

OneRepublic are using their music for good!

The band, fronted by Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Ryan Tedder, have just dropped their new single “Better Days” from their upcoming new album, HUMAN.

OneRepublic and Interscope Records are set to donate a portion of the proceeds from the streaming of “Better Days,” which was recorded over the past week, through September 2020 to benefit MusiCares® who have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help those in the music community affected by the ongoing global health crisis.

“We were in the final week of our fifth album deadline when a global pandemic was declared by the WHO. A few of us unknowingly got exposed to somebody with Covid-19 in London and ended up in quarantine in LA at my studio for two weeks. With only two songs left to finish, one of them happened to be ‘Better Days‘. We write about real experiences and events that happen to us – this is what happens when you write a song during a crisis.”

As part of the release, OneRepublic is also inviting fans to collaborate on their music video for “Better Days.” Launched yesterday, OneRepublic wants fans to share their videos at home, sharing acts of kindness. They will collect videos from fans over the next few days using the Cinebody app.

You can also stream “Better Days” on Spotify and download it on iTunes now!

Click inside to read the lyrics to OneRepublic’s new single…More Here! »

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Ryan Tedder Confirms He Worked on Lady Gaga's New Album 'Chromatica'!

Ryan Tedder is part of the Chromatica world!

The 40-year-old OneRepublic star confirmed the exciting news with a message on his Instagram on Tuesday (March 3).

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“Happy to be part of this album bit of a bucket list tune coming ;)),” he wrote, tagging Bloodpop and Gaga.

Earlier in the week, Gaga revealed exciting details about her forthcoming sixth studio album. See what she said about it!

The album features her brand new single, “Stupid Love” – and the accompanying music video was shot using this technology.

Check out Ryan Tedder‘s post…

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Jamie Foxx, Usher, & Khalid Support Diddy at Pre-Grammys Party!

Jamie Foxx and Usher are all smiles on the red carpet while arriving at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammys Gala on Saturday night (January 25) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The guys attended the event to support Sean “Diddy” Combs, who was being honored that night.

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Other stars at the event included Khalid, Chance the Rapper and wife Kirsten Corley, Pete Wentz and longtime love Meagan Camper, Anderson .Paak, Jon Batiste, 21 Savage, Dan + Shay, Anthony Hamilton, Timbaland, LL Cool J and wife Simone Smith, Ryan Tedder and wife Genevieve Tedder, Kygo, Joe Bada$$, and Wycleaf Jean with wife Claudinette Jean.

Chance, Wycleaf, Khalid, Ryan, and Miguel all took to the stage for performances.

FYI: 21 Savage is wearing Saint Laurent. Khalid is wearing Jacob & Co. jewelry.

40+ pictures inside of the stars at the party…More Here! »

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OneRepublic Performs a Special Show to Celebrate Acts of Kindness

Ryan Tedder and his group OneRepublic hit the stage for Enterprise’s Share the Code. Hit the Road concert on Friday night (November 15) in Pioneertown, Calif.

The event took place just outside of Joshua Tree National Park at the famed venue Pappy & Harriet’s. Fans from 27 states packed inside the venue to watch the band perform 14 songs, including their new single “Wanted.”

The show was held to celebrate people who serve others through acts of kindness big and small.

“It was a great experience partnering with Enterprise for this incredible night,” Ryan said in a statement. “Playing to this crowd filled with people who do positive things for their community was inspiring to us as a band, as it speaks so true to the values of our organization, the Good Life Foundation.”

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That Beyonce & Adele Collaboration Actually Isn't Happening, Ryan Tedder Clarifies

Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic made headlines this weekend when he said that the band’s new album Human would feature a collaboration between Adele, Beyonce and Chris Martin.

Well, it turns out, it’s 100% not true and Ryan was only joking when he said that the album featured that collaboration.

Ryan updated his Instagram Story to convey that he was totally joking when he said the album featured that all-star collaboration, adding “come [on] people!!”

He did also add, “All that said – wouldn’t that be a [fire] collab? I’d stream it.”

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Adam Lambert & Queen Perform at Global Citizen Festival 2019!

Adam Lambert and Queen totally rocked the stage at the 2019 Global Citizen Festival!

The 37-year-old entertainer joined the iconic band for a performance on Saturday (September 28) at Central Park in New York City.

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Other stars hitting the stage for performances during the festival included Ben Platt, French Montana, Kelly Clarkson, Carole King, H.E.R., Ryan Tedder, and Pharrell Williams.

The Global Citizen Festival – which is in its eighth year – is continuing its mission to end extreme poverty around the globe, by 2030.

If you missed it, Adam recently dropped his new EP Velvetlisten to it here!

FYI: Adam is wearing Dolce&Gabbana.

30+ pictures inside of the stars performing at the festival…More Here! »

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