Music video by Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson performing Because Of You. (C) 2007 MCA Nashville, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
"Because of You" is a song written by pop rock singer Kelly Clarkson with David Hodges and Ben Moody, and produced by Hodges and Moody, both formerly of Evanescence. It is the fourth single (third in Europe) from Clarkson's second album, Breakaway (2004). In early 2007, Clarkson re-recorded the song with country singer Reba McEntire as the lead-off single to McEntire's album Duets, which was released in September 2007. Clarkson and McEntire performed the song at the 2007 Academy of Country Music Awards on May 15, 2007, the same day the song was to be released to U.S. radio. On the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart dated for the week of June 2, 2007, the duet version debuted at #42. The single peaked at #2, becoming her first single, since 2004's "He Gets That From Me", to reach the Top Ten. Their duet snagged a nomination for Musical Event of The Year at the 2007 CMA Awards. This song has been nominated for Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals at the 50th annual Grammy Awards. This song has been nominated for 3 CMT Music Awards including "Video of The Year" and "Tearjerker video of the Year". It has also been nominated for an ACM Award for "Vocal Event of The Year".
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