Kelly Clarkson Signs with Atlantic Records!

6-24-2016 12-33-28 PM

Kelly Clarkson has been teasing a big announcement all week via Facebook Live. And heck yeah, the American Idol winner has some VERY BIG NEWS. After more than a decade with RCA, she’s signing with Atlantic records!

THAT was the thing that tied all of the fan request songs she performed all week–from Otis Redding, to Foreigner, Aretha Franklin and Gnarls Barkley–the artists were signed to Atlantic records.

What this means of course, is that Kelly is NO LONGER tied to 19 Records/Core Media, the company that owns American Idol. The deal American Idol contestants signed was a joint venture between Idol and a major label. In Kelly’s case, it was RCA. In the video she recalls how she and 19/RCA had their ups and downs, but overall, it was a great partnership.

Time to move on to a new era. And, as Atlanta is legendary for it’s R&B artists, a more soulful era as well. Congratulations Kelly!

Not only is Atlantic excited about going in a more soulful direction with Kelly, she says, but they appreciate her versatility, “All the colors in my voice,” says Kelly. “I love the country side of me, and I love the Broadway side of me. I love the pop side of me and the soulful side…they are down to make whatever record I’m into. Which is real rare.” Not said, but one can assume: RCA was not.

More announcements! is here. She’s giving away 4 cover songs, including “Fix You,” “I’d Rather Go Blind,” “Creep,” and “Ready for Love,” for free, including a video of “Tightrope.” The last Friday of every month, the singer will give away FREE STUFF. It’s a big thank you to loyal fans.

Today’s last performance is “Stand By Me” by the great Ben E. King.

Click here to watch the interview/performance at Facebook Like

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