Kelly Clarkson Inks Longterm Deal With Atlantic / Readying R&B Album

Published: Friday 24th Jun 2016 by Sam

Fresh from giving birth, Kelly Clarkson is breathing new life into her career.

In a dramatic move, the American Idol alum has parted ways with longtime label RCA, departed the Sony imprint altogether, and moved over to Atlantic Records.

More on the deal and her interesting new direction after the jump…

In an announcement to fans on Facebook, the ‘Because of You’ belter revealed that she has inked a deal with the Warner housed label.

While thanking her previous home, to where she was signed for 15 years, she referred to it as an “arranged marriage.” One which yielded ample success, yet challenging times too (see: Clive Davis clash in 2007 over ‘My December’).

She would go on to add that for the first time in her career, she’s now able to choose who she wanted to work with – crediting her new team for affording her the opportunity.

During the video reveal, the 3-time Grammy winner confirmed that an album is due in 2017 and that it would be inspired by “soul & R&B.”


Kelly’s voice defines versatile. As such, we can’t wait to hear what she’ll be serving this go round.

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  1. KING-CALIO June 24, 2016


    • LISA LEVINE June 24, 2016

      Hands down a Talented lady. The voice indeed. I love her voice and she only dabbles in RnB/Soul. Like Christina Aguilera she needs to embrace the pain/soul in her voice and do that soul cd and sing her ass off

  2. B2B June 24, 2016


  3. JohnnyGillNicoleScherzingerBrianMcKnightFan#SupportRealMusic June 24, 2016

    Okay wow. I’ve always knew Kelly was a pretty good singer/had talent, but never really been into her music, I don’t really like those “radio pop-rock anthems”, but I’m here for this!

  4. MusicLife June 24, 2016

    Could be really good if down well. Honestly I almost if I was Kelly would have went indie like does she really need a label at this point in her career?
    That being said, she has always straddled R&B and Soul, and that was her wheelhouse on American Idol. But I did not like “Mr. Know It All.” I need a more soulful R&B version of songs like “The Trouble With Love Is.”
    I can not think of why she would go to WMG or Atlantic, perhaps she likes what they have done for Bruno Mars. They just come off like a forgotten record label to me. I would have went to a UMG label, hell she could have went to Roc Nation or Live Nation would have been a great long term deal like what Madonna did. She really hates Clive Davis, despite him making her into a Grammy winner and star… Still to this day. She should realize ‘My December’ flopped so badly. He was right for her career tbh. She needs HITS!

    • MUSICHEAD June 24, 2016

      My December only flopped because Clive refused to promote it. She had hits on that album that deserved to be heard.

      • MusicLife June 24, 2016

        Was way too dark for her image and didn’t have hits like what the masses liked and looked at her for

    • John bieber June 25, 2016

      She went to warner because warner specialises in black music. Warner has/had artists like TGt, tank, trey songz, ty dolla, t.i, ed sherean, Bruno Mars, Jess glynee, to name a few. I think when it comes to black music Warner’s really supports their artist! They will defo have her songs sounding special

  5. #JACKIE June 24, 2016

    Yesssss she used to kill Aretha songs on AI. She’s very much inspired by soul and gospel (her own words).

    • RihNavy June 24, 2016

      And you’re inspired by this 12“ d*** in your mouf

  6. Danny Bey June 24, 2016

    YAAAASSSSSSS!!!!!!! I’m am SOOOO ready for a soul/R&B album from Kelly! “The Trouble With Love Is” slaaayed!

    • RihNavy June 24, 2016

      *corrected* The album was actually called ‘Thankful’. “The truth with love is” is the first track on said album.

      • MusicFan103 June 24, 2016

        Thats what they meant, the song not full album! STFU @RihNavy

      • Danny Bey June 24, 2016

        Thank you MusicFan103.

        Where TF did I say The Trouble With Love Is was an album? CLEARLY I was referring to the song. Tried and failed.

  7. BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 June 24, 2016

    Kelly doing R&B is a no for me! I don’t the urban audience will care however white people love when white artist do black/urban music & im sure she will sale better than Jazmine Sullivan, K Michelle, Ciara, Fantasia and all the other struggling R&B singers out there!

  8. BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 June 24, 2016

    Christina & Adele look what you stated!!!! Now you got every white thinking they can sing R&B/Soul music lol!

    • #JACKIE June 24, 2016

      Kelly’s first album was very urban pop then she went Pink on us.

      • TRUTH SERUM June 24, 2016

        Pink was even urban her first album. I’m here for Kelly doing soul! Her *b@tch better have my money * cover was everything !

    • RihNavy June 24, 2016

      Kelly’s first album came out in 2003, and was very urban. She came here before Adele and Adele isn’t even R&B tbh

    • Dev June 24, 2016

      Adele isn’t r&b

      • C@ke June 25, 2016

        He Won’t Go says hi

  9. hoeimHERE June 24, 2016

    I’m very much so here for this! Kelly is a great artist! Maybe she’s always wanted to do this all along and her previous label pushed her to do pop music!

    R&B and Soul music is NOT only here for our artist especially when most of them are abandoning it for pop/mainstream or trap music! It’s all about emotion and soul! Now if only Xtina would embrace this she would excel!

    • MusicFan103 June 24, 2016

      Yeah Christina been needing to since 2010’s ‘Bionic’ flopped on her ass. But again in 2012 she flopped with another Pop based album.

  10. Theman June 24, 2016

    A lot of artists albums underperform due to radio not supporting them. It’s that simple.. Kelly is a superior singer! She is outstanding!!!! She has always had a little r&b influence in her music…. Just because some people have a touch of r&b to their voice it doesn’t mean that they are copying that genre. Some artists are simply versatile…. And she is. She is phenomenally talented..

  11. Truth June 24, 2016


  12. Gee June 24, 2016

    Kelly is definitely a true talent and I am happy for her move and growth.

  13. Del June 24, 2016

    Kelly has one of the best voices in the business. I’m here for this new R&B inspired album.

  14. What Now June 24, 2016

    This is great news. Kelly is awesome.

  15. FC/JC June 24, 2016

    Whats taking Fantasia so long to release her album, I swear she been teasing singles for months…

  16. Kayla C June 24, 2016

    This made my day! Her “Love Takes Time” cover is everything

  17. Lake Erie June 24, 2016

    Yes! I can’t wait! She teased a few r&b joints on American Idol so I’ve BEEN waiting.

  18. Reddish tran ivy blokz Need UK timely Ukuyi June 24, 2016

    Wow I never heard her do r&b music before

  19. Ashy June 25, 2016

    Is this a soup and ra&b inspired album or a cover album if of soul

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