Many remember back in 2007 when Kelly Clarkson had more input in her music, deciding to make a rockier, less-poppy album. When My December was released, many thought the musical change was suicidal since her previous album Breakaway had done so well with infiltrating the charts and the minds of pop-goers everywhere.
Through the process of releasing the album, Kelly, outspoken as ever, started talking about the hardships of trying to have more control over the music. Words flew around about Clive Davis, RCA and Kelly herself, all not very pleased with the making of the album.
Regardless of it all, the album did well and the first and only official single in the US “Never Again” hit #8 on the Hot 100, not breaking Clarkson’s streak of top 10 singles. So far the album has sold over 1.5 million worldwide.
This week many tracks recorded for her new albums (none are official yet) leaked, including the upbeat “Wash, Rinse, Repeat”. The track is very true to KC form, as it could have been taken off All I Ever Wanted. The song’s lyrics, however, aren’t very happy.
The lyrics have prompted many to speculate whether or not she’s talking about Ryan Tedder, the One Republic frontman and music producer who wrote and composed “Already Gone” and “Halo”, for Kelly and Beyonce respectively.
Kelly had this to say about her new relationship with RCA (defending the record label but not Tedder):
“I actually am getting along quite well [with the label]. I don’t want to jinx it but we’re doing very well for this next record and we’ve been agreeing on a lot of stuff that we normally don’t. I’m working with a lot of new people as well at the label, so it’s actually going well. It’s one of those things and ya’ll understand that you’re in a job where there’s a lot of cooks in the kitchen. It’s one of those things where I’m more of a people person, and I know that obviously it’s a business and you’re not always gonna agree but I just wanna be working with people that I respect and people that respect me. That’s really the only key thing for me”.
Check out former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert touring this summer.
Clarkson VS Underwood
On The View
Divas Live 2009
Singing “Use Somebody”
Dressed like Stewie Griffin
Other tours stopping in DC/MD/VA:
Rihanna & Ke$ha
Kings of Leon