Posts tagged "Kelly Clarkson"

Kelly Clarkson Is Releasing A CD/DVD Edition Of ‘Wrapped In Red’ This Christmas

Kelly Clarkson seriously loves her some Christmas, y’all.

From her seasonal smash record Wrapped In Red to her upcoming Christmas benefit concert down in Nashville, the Idol alum is showing no signs of ceasing the festivity any time soon.

To keep the spirit going strong as she records her forthcoming original studio album, Kelly’s dropping a re-release of her 2013 Christmas album at Walmart, which will also be bundled with a DVD of her Christmas special, Kelly’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale, which aired last year on NBC and saw special guest appearances from a ton of stars, including Reba, Trisha Yearwood and Blake Shelton. Will this lead to another #1 on the Billboard’s Top Holiday Albums chart this year? It’s quite likely. Check out the tracklisting for the CD/DVD after the jump. More »

Kelly Clarkson Covers Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me”: Watch

It seems like everyone is jumping on the Sam Smith fan bandwagon, with the latest artist being Kelly Clarkson! The singer and new mother covered the “Restart” crooner’s smash hit, “Stay With Me,” during her concert performance in Chicago last weekend. Her vocals are already stunning, but the soulful ballad highlighted them even more.

Clarkson isn’t the first (and probably not the last) to cover Smith’s tune. Jessie J, Ed Sheeran and FKA Twigs both tried their hands at it, while Mary J. Blige joined him for a duet version. Listen to Kelly Clarkson’s rendition after the jump. More »

Kelly Clarkson Announces Christmas Benefit Concert: Reba, Kacey Musgraves, Meghan Trainor And More To Perform

You better break out your copy of Wrapped In Red, because Kelly Clarkson is getting into the Christmas spirit again.

The powerhouse vocalist has just announced her first-ever annual Christmas benefit concert called Miracle on Broadway in Nashville on Saturday, December 20 — and she’s bringing quite a few friends along for the ride.

The Christmas-themed concert will feature original performances of holiday classics, as well as performances of Wrapped In Red hits, from Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Ronnie Dunn, Kacey Musgraves, Hayley Williams of Paramore, Charles Esten and Meghan Trainor. And, in keeping with the Christmas spirit, all proceeds from the event will be donated to four Nashville charities. More »

Kelly Clarkson To Be Honored, Nick Jonas And Shawn Mendes To Perform At Musicians On Call

Kelly Clarkson and Republic Records EVP Charlie Walk will be honored at the 15th anniversary celebration of Musicians On Call, a nonprofit organization dedicated to organizing live performances and providing recordings to hospital patients across the country.

“Being involved with Musicians On Call has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. I consider it a great gift to be able to share music and bring smiles to these brave children and their loved ones. It is healing for us all and I can’t wait to do it again!” Kelly said in an official statement.

The event will take place at Escape in New York City on November 18. In addition to the award ceremony, major pop stars including Jessie J, Nick Jonas and Shawn Mendes will also be performing in celebration of the organization, as well as “additional surprise performances” to be announced in coming weeks. Hmm!

You can now buy tickets for the event. Now this is the kind of news that should be happening more often in pop. Kudos to all the artists supporting this great program!

Kelly Clarkson Sheds Some Light On Her Next Album, Tweets Lyrics And Release Date Information

What the world needs now is new music from Kelly Clarkson. I know the inaugural American Idol winner released Wrapped In Red last year but it’s hard to rock out to “Run Run Rudolph” in September. (I’ve tried). Unfortunately, we’re going to have to hold tight a little bit longer. She jumped on Twitter over the weekend and shared a couple of tidbits about her much-anticipated 7th LP — including the fact that it won’t be out until 2015.

“The high road can be a lonely place but I’d rather talk to my shadow than a mirage,” the new mom mysteriously tweeted on Friday (September 19). Fans got concerned but Kelly set them straight. “Okay haha my last tweet was referring 2 a song that’s going on my next album.” If that’s a lyric, it looks like wedded bliss hasn’t satiated her appetite for angry pop/rock anthems.

She then tweeted a fan this nugget of information: “I’m so proud of my next album! Might have a special guest on the album…. maybe :) Doesn’t come out until early next year.” This is torture. Who is going to appear on Kelly’s next LP? She’s expressed admiration for Beyonce and Selena Gomez previously but my money is another high-profile country duet. She is the crossover queen, after all! See her tweets after the jump. More »

G.R.L.’s Simone Battle Remembered By Pitbull, Dr. Luke And More: Morning Mix

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:: Pop influencers ranging from Pitbull to Nicole Scherzinger took to Twitter to remember G.R.L.‘s Simone Battle (above, far right), who was found dead on September 5. “The world has lost a true talent,” producer Dr. Luke said. [Billboard]

:: Usher has revealed that Drake will appear on his forthcoming album. “He really understands how to analyze a beat and then recognize a cadence,” Usher says. [MTV]

:: Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds of Summer and The Vamps will perform at BBC Radio 1′s Teen Awards on October 19. Rita Ora and Radio 1 host Nick Grimshaw will co-host the event. [Popjustice]

:: Carrie Underwood‘s 2012 hit “Two Black Cadillacs” has inspired a FOX “event series.” Underwood and producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Top Gun, Pirates of the Carribean) will oversee its making. [Cosmopolitan]

:: Kelly Clarkson brought her newborn daughter River Rose Blackstock to her concert with country superstar Trisha Yearwood. River Rose wore bedazzled pink headphones to the event. [Twitter]

Find out below what music you can catch on TV today. More »

The 10 Best Pop Songs From 2004 That We Still Love Today

The Top 10 Of 2004
2004: The year of socialite and future pop legend Paris Hilton, ripping songs off Limewire, rocking Juicy Couture sweatsuits, fangirling over The O.C., the Napoleon Dynamite and Mean Girls fan craze, Myspace Top 8 and of course – some of the biggest and best music ever! of It’s hard to believe that ten years has passed since one of the greatest eras of pop music, which is all thanks to artists like Britney Spears, Usher, Amy Winehouse, Kelis, JoJo and many more.

In honor of this unforgettable year, we’ve curated a list (in no particular order) of the ten best pop jams from 2004 that we still can’t get enough of in 2014. Relive your nostalgia below! More »

Adele Is Reportedly Plotting A ‘Beyonce’-Style Album Release: Morning Mix

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:: Adele has reportedly finished her third album, with hopes of pulling off a Beyonce-style surprise release. “Theoretically it could be released tomorrow if she wanted,” a source said. [Daily Star]

:: Jessie J performed her part in DJ Cassidy‘s “Calling All Hearts,” which also features Robin Thicke, at this year’s Capital Summertime Ball. Instead of the Paula crooner, though, The Wanted‘s Nathan Sykes joined her on stage to help sing the song. [Popdust]

:: Kelly Clarkson has shared the first photo of her newborn girl, River Rose. “6lbs 6oz, 18 inches, and the greatest thing on the planet :)” she says. (River Rose is adorable.) [Instagram]

:: A homeless man who stalked Selena Gomez was ordered to undergo psychological treatment. He went to the Stars Dance star’s house twice, then was arrested for breaking into her guest house. Yikes. [AP]

:: As the world waits for Hillary Clinton to decide whether she will run for president in 2016, Katy Perry has already volunteered to write her a campaign song. Wouldn’t “Firework” suffice? [Instagram]

:: Lorde responded to Iggy Azalea‘s recent comments about her participation in an all-girl tribute to Nirvana, which was part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. “I had a good time. That’s all that mattered,” Lorde said. Meanwhile, Azalea re-focused her energies on criticizing the media. [Pitchfork]

After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today. More »

Kelly Clarkson Welcomes Baby Girl River Rose

Kelly Clarkson has given birth to her first child. On June 14, she announced that her daughter with husband Brandon Blackstock, River Rose Blackstock, was born two days prior. “Thank you everyone for all of your well wishes!” she said on Twitter. “Brandon and I are on cloud 9!! :)”

Clarkson married Blackstock, son of her manager Narvel Blackstock and stepson of country star Reba McEntire, in October 2013. Just as news of their wedding started surfacing, she announced that she was pregnant. Then in January, she told fans that she was expecting a baby girl, just as she suspected: “Only a girl could cause this much drama with all this vomiting ha!” More »

Avril Lavigne’s Demo Of Kelly Clarkson’s “Breakaway” Finally Surfaces Online?

The annoying thing about April Fool’s Day is the fact that it makes you question the veracity of everything that crosses your desk. For example, Avril Lavigne‘s original “Breakaway” demo (which Kelly Clarkson later recorded and turned into a career-defining smash) finally surfaced online today but there is some debate as to whether it’s real.

The Canadian superstar’s army of fans certainly think so. They point out that Avril admitted her April Fool’s prank with Miley Cyrus (the divas pretended to beef) but kept quiet about “Breakaway”. It kind of sounds like her but the stripped back, country-tinged demo was recorded way back in 2001, so it’s hard to tell. Anyway, take a listen after the jump and decide for yourself. More »