So feast your ears on Clarkson’s newest pop cottonball, “Mr. Know It All.” Kelly’s back!
Edit: Squelch successful.
August 27, 2011 at 4:30 am by Jenn
Because if we do, collectively, here’s her newest song, ‘Let Me Down.’ Kelly claims that the album itself, which is supposed to drop this fall, is pretty diverse. She claims:
“This album was influenced by Prince, Tina Turner, Sheryl Crow, Radiohead and there’s a little bit of a Country vibe/influence on a couple of songs.”
Both Radiohead and Sheryl Crow? … That’s a pretty interesting combination. Just like the song. It sounds like it’s a bit of everybody that’s ever had a hit record, including our recent favorite mom, Pink. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m not all that excited about this. I mean, give me some ‘Since You’ve Been Gone,’ or even ‘Miss Independent’ any day and I’ll be happy, but this? I’m just all sorts of meh over it.
July 7, 2011 at 7:30 am by Sarah
David Archuleta has been dropped by Jive Records, the label that picked him up after he came in as runner up on American Idol. David’s second album sold a mere 63,000 copies which doesn’t exactly make him major label material. I wonder what his creepy dad has to say about this.
When David lost American Idol, I think the general consensus was that he was going to be just fine without the grand prize. Teen girls were swooning over him, the press loved him and the kid could carry a tune. He had all the right stuff to be a huge star, which is exactly why I’m so surprised to hear this news?
Why do you think American Idol stars so quickly fade away? With the exception of Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson, even the most successful formal Idols have dropped out of the spotlight, more or less. But they obviously possess at least some talent to make it through the competition, right?
February 20, 2011 at 7:00 am by Molls
Kelly Clarkson is catching some flack for partnering with the sponsor of her Jakarta, Indonesia show. The original American Idol is getting her paper from an Indonesian cigarette company called L.A. Lights, and while the style of advertising above is illegal here in the States, it’s considered fair game there. In fact, banning advertising like this has been one way that Americans have been able to cut back on smoking. Currently, the smoking rate in Indonesia is at an all-time high.
Once anti-smoking groups caught wind of Kelly’s involvement with the cigarette company, they lashed out. The president from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids released the following statement, urging Kelly to cut ties with the brand:
“If Kelly Clarkson goes ahead with the concert, she is by choice being a spokesman for the tobacco industry and helping them to market to children. She has the power now to turn this situation around and to send a clear message to Indonesian young people and, frankly, to the young people of the world.”
Well, you know this pack-a-day smoker thinks this is a bunch of bullshit. Sure, cigarette are terrible things that ruin lives, but are we supposed to hold Kelly Clarkson even remotely responsible for people’s addictions? What about when Britney Spears hawked Pepsi? Do you have any idea what drinking soda does to your body? What about Diddy and his Ciroc vodka? It’s not the same thing, but it kind of is. Let the woman get paid for her concert.
April 20, 2010 at 2:49 pm by Molls
There’s been a lot of talk this week about how craptacular Taylor Swift’s Grammys performance was and it got to the point where head of her label had to release a statement. Unfortunately, Big Machine Records CEO Scott Borchetta couldn’t get his message across without taking a swipe at other artists.
“This is not American Idol. This is not a competition of getting up and seeing who can sing the highest note. This is about a true artist and writer and communicator. It’s not about that technically perfect performance.”
Mmm mmm mmm. Kelly Clarkson wasn’t going to have any of that. The original American Idol winner took to her blog to put the big wig in his place:
Wow …..Dear Scott Borchetta,
I understand defending your artist obviously because I have done the same in the past for artists I like, including Taylor, so you might see why its upsetting to read you attacking American Idol for producing simply vocalists that hit ‘the high notes’. Thank you for that ‘Captain Obvious’ sense of humor because you know what, we not only hit the high notes, you forgot to mention we generally hit the ‘right’ notes as well.
Every artist has a bad performance or two and that is understandable, but throwing blame will not make the situation at hand any better. I have been criticized left and right for having shaky performances before (and they were shaky) and what my manager or label executives say to me and the public is “I’ll kick butt next time” or “every performance isn’t going to be perfect” ……I bring this up because you should take a lesson from these people and instead of lashing out at other artists (that in your ‘humble’ opinion lack true artistry), you should simply take a breath and realize that sometimes things won’t go according to plan or work out and that’s okay.
One of those contestants from American Idol who only made it because of her high notes
Very well put and also: TRUE! How many artists throughout the years have gotten crap for a bad performance? Pretty much everyone in any artistic field is criticized for their work at some point. I love that Kelly’s calling this guy out because yes, it’s mad unprofessional to blame your artists’ problems on America’s tastes. If the girl didn’t sing right, she didn’t sing right. Also: I am really over seeing everyone throw themselves on the ground over Taylor Swift. Forget that I don’t really care for her music, when was the last time someone’s had their ass so universally kissed? The girl’s 19. Someone’s got to be mean to her at some point. She’s not a kitten, she’s a human and one in the entertainment industry at that. She will be exposed to a million more Kanyes and bad performances before her time is up, so let’s just let it run its course and stop acting like everything that happens to this girl is some horrible attempt to bully her in to a silent death.
February 4, 2010 at 12:22 pm by Molls
When it comes to music, there aren’t too many blatantly wholesome artists I enjoy. The trifecta of nice music that I like includes Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, and Miley Cyrus. So when I heard that Kelly Clarkson did a cover of Miley’s “The Climb,” thereby combining two things of ultimate aural saintliness, I had to track it down.
Kelly hung out with her friends, country / Christian singers Jill Pickering and Kate Rapier, and recorded a harmonious cover of the song in what looks like someone’s poorly-lit living room. It’s a good thing those Jill and Kate girls are such good singers because the first 45 seconds of the video where they “ummm” and hair toss their way through the song’s introduction are absolutely excruciating. I also thought that Kelly and the girl on the left couldn’t quit texting long enough to sing the song, but now think maybe they were just reading the lyrics off their phones.