There comes a point in the career of most pop stars when they eventually cash in on tradition and release a collection of reworked holiday classics. This is the year Kelly Clarkson makes that move, and, in addition to delivering new versions of some of your favorite holiday sing-a-longs, she’s also offering a potential new classic with her single “Underneath The Tree.” The track addresses that key aspect of Christmas in an upbeat fashion that falls somewhere between “Rocking Around The Christmas Tree” and *NSYNC˜s Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays. You can stream the single below.
It takes a lot to make me love original holiday songs, but there is something so insanely catchy about “Underneath The Tree” that you know from your first listen it will soon be a staple at every Chrismas party, office holiday celebration, and drunken get-together in between. Comment below and let us know your thoughts.
Wrapped In Red, the holiday themed release from Kelly Clarkson, hits stores October 29. (more…)
The latest in her ever-growing catalog of songs aimed at empowering the downtrodden, “People Like Us” finds Clarkson taking another bold step forward in her career, both musically and visually. The song is one of the most club-ready tracks in her history, and the the futuristic visuals during certain moments of the videos helps further push this ‘modern’ image. Storywise, however, things are classic Kelly. Our heroine is working, possibly undercover, with a team of evil scientists she must face off with in order to save a little girl. You can view the clip below.
Kelly Clarkson released her first greatest hits album back in November, and with songs with “People Like Us” we have no doubt another volume in that collection will hit shelves in the years ahead. Comment below and let us know your thoughts on Kelly’s latest video. (more…)
Everyone’s favorite radio friendly compilation is back, and in a surprising twist of events the makers of Now That’s What I Call Music have featured Black Veil Brides‘ “In The End” on their 45th installment. Appearing as a “Now What’s Next” bonus track, Black Veil Brides finds a home among other bonus artists, Born Cages, Walk The Moon, and Capital Cities.
Although it’s a shocker to see the band included on a track list that also features acts like Taylor Swift, Ke$ha, One Direction, and Ne-Yo, it’s refreshing to see Now That’s What I Call Music delving a bit more into the unknown. At least, the unknown of many regular Now listeners.
It’s not even worth asking if you remember “Party In The USA.” Of course you do. Miley’s 2009 hit was so infectious that it would have taken a blood transfusion to get rid of it that fall. But it wasn’t just Miley who created that monster hit. Aiming for total chart domination, she teamed up with mad pop genius Åukasz Gottwald a.k.a. Dr. Luke, the same man who masterminded hits like “I Kissed a Girl,” “My Life Would Suck Without You,” “Tik Tok,” “We R Who We R,” “Teenage Dream,” “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” and practically every other chart-topping pop song that you’ve heard in the past half decade. The man is a pop music machine, and he’s not done with Miley yet. After inking a new deal with RCA records, Miley will once again be collaborating with Dr. Luke on her new album along with other big names like Tyler The Creator and Mary J. Blige. Prepare your ears for complete invasion.
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Last night marked President Obama‘s second inauguration ceremony. Among the many celebrities and speeches of the day, we saw spectacular performances by Beyonce, fun., Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson and James Taylor.
Five-time Grammy winner James Taylor was the first to take the stage, with an acoustic rendition of “America The Beautiful.” Kelly Clarkson followed the inaugural address and performed “My Country Tis Of Thee,” while Beyonce closed the performances with “The Star Spangled Banner.”
As the ceremony ended and the Inaugural Ball commenced, Alicia Keys sang her hit “Girl On Fire,” with the simultaneously sweet and awkward title change, “Obama’s On Fire.” Jennifer Hudson provided the soundtrack for the President and First Lady’s dance, as they swayed to a cover of Al Green‘s “Let’s Stay Together” (which the president himself ad-libbed at an event last year). The band fun. then closed the evening with their hit, “We Are Young.” You can view fun.’s performance right here and the rest of the performances after the jump. (more…)
To kick off President Obama‘s second term in office, Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson, and James Taylor will perform at the inauguration on January 21. The eclectic trifecta will respectively tackle the national anthem, “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” and “America the Beautiful.” While Clarkson and Taylor are surely fitting in the inauguration performance amid tight schedules (Clarkson was recently engaged and Taylor has been involved in intensive charity work over the holiday season), Beyoncé is undoubtedly the busiest of all the inauguration performers. Barely two weeks after her presidential performance, she’ll appear at the Superbowl XLVII halftime show on February 3, and will see the release of her HBO documentary film “ “a multi-faceted portrait of the 16-time Grammy Award-winning singer, businesswoman, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, wife and mother” “ on February 16. A crazy schedule for sure, but nothing out of the ordinary for Bey’.
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“I’M ENGAGED!!!!!” Clarkson shared. “I wanted y’all to know!! Happiest night of my life last night! I am so lucky and am with the greatest man ever.”
Blackstone, the stepson of Reba McEntire, chose a yellow canary diamond for his blushing bride to be, who later told her fans:
“It’s a yellow canary diamond with diamonds around it and Brandon designed it with Johnathon Arndt! They did an amazing job! I can’t wait to make Brandon˜s ring with Johnathon as well!”
But don’t expect a grandiose southern wedding just yet. Earlier in the year, while on Ellen DeGeneres‘ talk show Clarkson revealed that the two would probably elope.
Honestly, I’ve never been the girl to plan a wedding¦ We will totally, probably elope.
What do you think of the couple’s recent engagement? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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We have discussed the forthcoming greatest hits collection from Kelly Clarkson a few times in recent weeks, mainly due to the fact America’s first reality idol announced the inclusion of three new tracks. We streamed two prior to now, and today we finally have the third (and it’s fantastic).
“People Like Us” bridges the gap between pop music meant to empower the downtrodden and the need to dance until you cannot think straight while singing as loud as your potentially inebriated self can manage. On the first spin I knew I would soon be annoying the rest of the OurStage staff by playing it on repeat and following the end of this post will make that one of my many goals for the day. You can experience “People Like Us” below:
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Original American Idol champion Kelly Clarkson has spent over a decade in the pop limelight, and will mark the occasion with the release of her first greatest hits album next week. Included on this compilation is a pair new tracks, including her infectious new single, “Catch My Breath.” The video for the single premiered today on YouTube, and you can now enjoy the clip by hitting the “play” button below:
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When I think Kelly Clarkson, I’m flooded with images of the sensational pop superstar, belting out strong choruses and dancing along to catchy beats. She’s an independent, take no guff, fierce role model, and that’s exactly the Kelly Clarkson we’ve grown to love.
However no one said the industry was without change, and as we listen to her latest release, Don’t Rush featuring Vince Gill, we’re falling in love with a much different version of Clarkson, as she dips into the country world.
Laid back, breezy and an overall easy listen, Don’t Rush is an intriguing peek into the vastness of Clarkson’s talents and capabilities, as she and Gill sing along in concise harmony.
Take a listen for yourself right here.
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