“Irreplaceable” is one of Beyoncé’s most famous songs, however, it wasn’t originally hers. In fact, the song was written by another prominent R&B artist who didn’t want to give it away. Here’s a look at what this R&B singer had to say when people accused him of disrespecting Beyoncé by saying he didn’t want to give the song away.
“Irreplaceable” was a huge hit. Its combination of R&B crooning and a guitar hook that has elements of soft rock and country music gives it a perfect crossover appeal. In fact, the song’s gentle instrumentation isn’t too different from a lot of the songs Ne-Yo released in the mid-2000s. This might be because Ne-Yo was one of the song’s co-writers.