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Kelly Clarkson on the soundtrack of her life: Read her exclusive EW interview here

With a new album, Stronger, due Oct. 24, and its first single “Mr. Know It All” freshly released just yesterday, Kelly Clarkson is officially ready for her 2011 closeup.

That wasn’t quite the case earlier this summer, when a number of songs—many of them old, written for other artists, and not at all intended for the final tracklist of Stronger—leaked online without her knowledge or permission.

Clarkson recently described the feeling to EW, saying, ““Oh my God, have you ever been robbed? I have. I’ve been physically robbed a couple of times, but this is much worse.”

Thankfully, she’s now got happier things on her mind. Among them? Talking to EW about some of the songs that shaped her as a woman and as an artist.

You can find some of her favorite picks in the issue of EW on stands until this Friday, and read on below to learn even more about the soundtrack of Kelly Clarkson’s life: READ FULL STORY

Kelly Clarkson debuts new single, 'Mr. Know It All': Hear the first song on her upcoming album 'Stronger'

Kelly Clarkson’s got a lot of amazing love songs — but she’s also the samurai of shooting guys down, telling them “I Do Not Hook Up,” “You Thought Wrong,” and even just “Don’t.”

So we were excited to hear that the new single from her album Stronger (which comes out Oct. 25) is called “Mr. Know It All,” and you can hear her call this bad guy other names (Mr. Play Your Games! Mr. Bring Me Down!) by clicking here to play the song on her official site, or checking it out below:  READ FULL STORY

Kelly Clarkson on leaked songs: She was 'robbed'


In mid-July, Kelly Clarkson returned from a vacation in Tahiti to discover that almost an album’s worth of her songs had leaked onto the Internet. Naturally, she was none too pleased. “Oh my God, have you ever been robbed? I have. I’ve been physically robbed a couple of times, but this is much worse,” Clarkson tells EW exclusively in her first public remarks about the incident.

Clarkson says she has no clue how songs including “Let Me Down,” “Dumb + Dumb = U,” “Cleopatra,” “Don’t Be a Girl About It” ended up online. But once they did, fans, eager for new material from the singer, quickly snatched them up.

Sure, the tunes were well-received, but there was a problem: They were old, and most of them weren’t even meant for her. “There are songs out there that are from eight or 10 years ago [from when Clarkson was recording her first album, Thankful.] … People are always asking me to write for other artists. They’re awesome songs, [but] they’re just not songs I would normally sing.”

The singer was also concerned for her fans — and her image. READ FULL STORY

Kelly Clarkson announces release dates for new album and a new single, 'Mr. Know It All'


Two years after dropping her last project, American Idol alum Kelly Clarkson is set to release her fifth album. She just announced that the set, entitled Stronger, will hit stores Oct. 25.

Its lead single, “Mr. Know It All,” is set to premiere Sept. 5 after she hosts a live webcast on her revamped site The two-time Grammy winner has sold millions of records in the U.S. and is no stranger to hit records.

Are you excited to get a taste of her next album? What do you expect of it? Let us know.

Carrie Underwood passes Kelly Clarkson as most successful ‘Idol’ winner as two country stars square off in finals
Kelly Clarkson tears through a medley of hits on ‘Ellen’: Watch it here

'CMA Music Festival' did actually rock, plus Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina remain adorable


ABC touted its three-hour CMA Music Festival concert as “Country’s Night to Rock,” and because this special had better sound than other televised music award shows do combined, it actually did. Most everyone was there, from Reba McEntire, who sang “Turn On the Radio”; to Taylor Swift, who worked a sparkly gold fringed dress for “Sparks Fly”; to Jason Aldean, who brought Kelly Clarkson onstage for their duet “Don’t You Wanna Stay.” My favorite crowd reaction shot of the night was the guy rapping along with Aldean during “Dirt Road Anthem.” My favorite artist interview was Lady Antebellum, who revealed they sign a lot of “stinky cowboy boots” and that Dave Haywood sleeps in black crew socks. (“This interview is really awful for my rep, by the way,” he joked.)

It was admittedly tough to watch Sugarland’s performance in light of their stage collapse in Indiana over the weekend. ABC made sure viewers knew the performances of “Find the Beat Again” and “Stuck Like Glue” were recorded on June 10, 2011, but being reminded of how much joy that duo and their fans are capable of made your heart ache because you know they’re feeling the complete opposite now. READ FULL STORY

Carrie Underwood passes Kelly Clarkson as most successful 'Idol' winner as two country stars square off in finals

While this season’s final contestents, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina, battle it out for the metaphorical championship belt on American Idol, marking the first time in the history of the show that two country-based artists will be squaring off in the finals.

That could prove to be a boon for whoever walks away the victor, because season four winner Carrie Underwood just became the top-earning contestant in the history of Idol.

She just passed first season winner Kelly Clarkson on Billboard magazine’s tally, selling over 12 million albums and 18 million digital tracks since she picked up the duke in 2005. Clarkson slips to number two on the list, having sold 10 million albums and nearly 16 million downloads.


Kelly Clarkson tears through a medley of hits on 'Ellen': Watch it here

Can you believe it’s been almost a decade since Kelly Clarkson beat out Justin Guarini to become the first American Idol? And can you believe there was a time when “Kelly or Justin?” was actually a valid question?

Still the all-time reigning Idol in terms of worldwide sales and vocal prowess, Clarkson performed a knockout medley of her hits yesterday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Although her upcoming fifth album has been held back until September, the Texas powerhouse wasn’t holding herself back when she ran through “Miss Independent,” “Walk Away,” and “Since U Been Gone” for a lucky Florida crowd. Watch it here: READ FULL STORY

Kelly Clarkson's new album delayed

If you’re a fan of Kelly Clarkson, friend her on Facebook. It’s worthwhile, because she posts frequently, humorously and honestly. Earlier today, she alerted her legions that her much-anticipated fifth album has been delayed till September. (There had been earlier buzz that it would drop in the first or second quarter of the year.) Explains Clarkson: “I recently found out that my album won’t be coming out until September. The album has been recorded, but I can’t release it until then. I realize that is a long time, but that’s the best time to release it apparently so I’m sorry for the wait, but I promise you it sounds great!”

Details of the album are vague-ish, but Clarkson has provided some clues as she’s been recording. She revealed that it contains a cover of Eric Hutchinson’s “Why Don’t You Try” (her favorite cut, she says) and is “influenced by Prince, Tina Turner, Sheryl Crow, Radiohead and there’s a little bit of a Country vibe/influence on a couple of songs.” Oh, and the album is definitely not called “May” as previously rumored. (“That’s the worst title ever,” according to Clarkson.)

What do you think Kelly fans? Are you excited to hear the album? Are you bummed out by the delay? At least we have her excellent duet with Jason Aldean (“Don’t You Wanna Stay”) to hold us over for a while.

'American Idol' to release Greatest Hits album. It's predictable. It shouldn't have been.

Kelly-Clarkson-UnderwoodImage Credit: Frederick Breedon/; Bob Charlotte/PRThe good folks at American Idol just announced they are releasing a compilation album to mark the show’s 10th anniversary this year. Fittingly, it’s called “American Idol 10th Anniversary — The Hits” and drops March 15.

Here’s the set list: READ FULL STORY

Kelly Clarkson says new album 'supposedly' coming in March

Kelly-ClarksonImage Credit: Frederick Breedon/FilmMagic.comOn her Facebook page yesterday, Kelly Clarkson revealed when her latest album, May, is “supposedly” going to see the light of day. She replied to a fan’s question, “Kelly when does the new album drop?” with this response: “Supposedly March but who the heck knows haha! Just know that I am trying to get it to y’all asap!”

The exchange doesn’t currently appear on her Facebook page, but screen grabs of the banter are posted around the internet. The fact that there’s been little promotion for an album that would supposedly be out in as little as six weeks points to the fact that March is probably a little on the hopeful side, but weirder things have happened in the music industry. What’s even weirder? Why an album titled May wouldn’t be held until, you know, May in the first place. Right?

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