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TV Review: Billboard Music Awards Sober Up Over Gun Violence, Suicide, #MeToo

Just in case anyone was still prone at this late stage to confusing Khalid with DJ Khaled, the 2018 Billboard Music Awards telecast came along to make sure that never, ever happens again — directly juxtaposing performances by the two stars that alternately represented pop’s noblest and most ignoble impulses. Deep into a show that […]

Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson to Return as Coaches for ‘The Voice’ Season 15

“The Voice” is bringing back Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson for Season 15, NBC announced Thursday. Clarkson currently appears as a coach on the popular singing competition series, while Hudson previously served as a coach during Season 13. Hudson has also served as a coach on the U.K. version of “The Voice” twice, winning her […]

Kelly Clarkson Teases New Single ‘I Don’t Think About You’

By Scott T. Sterling Kelly Clarkson wants to take you inside her process. Related: Kelly Clarkson and Seth Meyers Go ‘Day Drinking’ and Hilarity Ensues
The pop star has shared a revealing behind-the-scenes video for the making of her next single, “I Don’t Think About You.” “Y’all I’m so excited to announce the 2nd single from Meaning of Life is going to be I Don’t Think About You,” Clarkson raved on social media. “Here’s some footage of me recording the song in the studio.” The engaging black and white clips delivers footage of Clarkson working on the track in the recording studio, including a thrilling a capella moment that captures the power of her voice. “I really wanted a ballad that I could sing, but I wanted it to be emotional and I wanted it to be an empowering song,” she says in voice-over during the clip. Clarkson goes on to explain what the songs means to her: “Even if you’re having a hard time, I think its important to have, for me personally, that light at the end of the tunnel on these songs, and ‘I Don’t Think About You’ is basically saying, like, ‘Just so you know, I was wrecked a bit and that did deter me for a minute, but I always continue my path. I always continue to do what I love, and you didn’t stop me. You didn’t break me.’” Watch the video below:

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Kelly Clarkson Takes ‘The Voice’ by Storm: Watch

By Hayden Wright It’s been 16 years since Kelly Clarkson became a household name as the first winner of American Idol. Related: Kelly Clarkson Wants Her GRAMMY Puppy and She Wants It Now Her much-anticipated return to televised singing competitions is just weeks away; next month, Clarkson will begin her stint as the newest judge on The Voice. Based on a new first look, it appears that the singing competition OG has a blast. NBC released a brief teaser of Kelly’s appearances throughout the season, bantering with fellow judges and contestants. This season features Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and country star Blake Shelton. In the clip, contestants praised her influence on their artistry and Kelly let her competitive flag fly. Shelton introduced Kelly as “one of the greatest vocalists — one of the greatest people — I’ve ever met.” The Voice premieres February 26 on NBC. Watch the trailer featuring Kelly Clarkson here:

Kelly Clarkson Wants Her GRAMMY Puppy and She Wants It Now

By Scott T. Sterling Hey James Corden—where’s Kelly Clarkson’s puppy? While Clarkson didn’t win a GRAMMY award last night, the 35-year-old singer wasn’t ready to leave the award show empty-handed. Related: Kelly Clarkson Talks Parenting: ‘Wine is Necessary’ Show host James Corden did a bit earlier in the show saying that nominees who didn’t win awards would receive a consolation puppy. Corden even brought out a clutch of cute pooches for comedians Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman and Jim Gaffigan to cuddle with after they lost the Best Comedy Album prize to Dave Chappelle. See the moment below. Well, that’s all Clarkson had to see. Now the singer is waiting for her own official GRAMMY puppy. “I mean, what the hell James Corden and Recording Academy I didn’t get my puppy consolation prize?! I’m calling bulls—. Y’all owe me a puppy,” Clarkson wrote. She added a series of cry-laughing emojis and the hashtag #puppyless to her tweet for good measure.

GRAMMY Awards: Vote Now for Pop Solo Performance

By Joe Hyer Music’s Biggest Night is right around the corner, and we want to see who you think will leave the GRAMMYs a winner! Sound off to let us know who you think will win the award for Best Pop Solo Performance. Related: Check Out All of Our Coverage of Music’s Biggest Night The competition for this year’s award is FIERCE. The nominees for song of the year include some of the year’s biggest hits. Of course, Kesha, Kelly Clarkson and P!nk each had triumphant returns to music 2017 as they released new albums. Lady Gaga had an incredible year that included a performance during the Super Bowl halftime show, and Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” was one of the biggest hits worldwide last year. Let us know what you think! You can vote below.

The 2018 GRAMMY Awards will broadcast live from New York City’s Madison Square Garden at 7:30 PM ET on CBS Sunday, January 28.

Grammy Awards: Best Pop Solo Performance

By Joe Hyer Which song delivered the Best Pop Solo Performance of 2017? We’re about to find out as Music’s Biggest Night is right around the corner. The list of nominees for Best Pop Solo Performance at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards features some of our favorite stars. Lady Gaga rocked her Super Bowl performance of the now GRAMMY nominated track, “Million Reasons.” Meanwhile, Kesha, Pink, and Kelly Clarkson each released a new album that produced several hit songs. Plus, Ed Sheeran is looking for his second win in this category (he won the award in 2016 for the song “Thinking Out Loud”). Below, we explore each album that is up for a Best Pop Solo Performance GRAMMY: “Love So Soft” – Kelly Clarkson “Love So Soft” is the lead single from Kelly Clarkson’s eighth studio album, Meaning of Life. The soulful track marked Clarkson’s first single 2015’s “Piece by Piece” was released. The track, which includes an appearance from Earth, Wind & Fire, reminds us of why we truly love the inaugural American Idol winner. Her vocal power shines throughout the track, which has quickly become one of our favorite releases in Clarkson’s vast music catalog.

“Praying – Kesha

2017 was a year of redemption for Kesha as she returned to the music scene by releasing her highly-anticipated third studio album, titled Rainbow. “Praying,” which was the album’s first single, has been praised for being one of the best songs of 2017 by many critics. Kesha says the track, which leaves fans in awe of her insane vocal abilities, sends a message that everyone can heal. “Praying” is a big departure from the sound of some of her biggest hits (like “TiK ToK”).  The song “would be enough to induce goosebumps in even the harshest of cynics,” according to a review from Variety.

“Million Reasons” – Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga’s “Million Reasons” was the lead single off her Joanne album. The track, which was produced by Mark Ronson, BloodPop, and Gaga, walks a lyrical line of being hopeful but reflecting upon the difficulties of being in a tough relationship. The song’s simple background truly allows Gaga’s incredible vocals to shine through. The track’s popularity surged in early 2017 after Gaga’s performance during the Super Bowl LI halftime show.

“What About Us” – Pink “What About Us” was the lead single from Pink’s seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma.  It is described a “tender club ballad” by Rolling Stone. The magazine says the track “builds from a sparse ballad into an emotional dance floor anthem.” It is safe to say that “What About Us” reminded us why Pink is truly is a superstar, as she delivered this anthemic track.

“Shape Of You” – Ed Sheeran “Shape Of You,” which was the lead single off Sheeran’s ÷ album (pronounced “divide”), went on to be the “best performing song of 2017,” according to the year-end Hot 100 chart from Billboard. While chart success is not a factor for this award, it’s worth noting that Sheeran’s “tropical pop tune” has remained on Billboard’s Hot 100 list for an ENTIRE year. Yeah, it is safe to say that this was hands down a favorite song for MANY of us in 2017.

The 2018 GRAMMY Awards will broadcast live from New York City’s Madison Square Garden at 7:30 PM ET on CBS Sunday, January 28.

Kelly Clarkson Defends Decision To Spank Her Kids

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (CBS4) – Kelly Clarkson is facing criticism after she spoke candidly about spanking her 3-year-old daughter when she misbehaves. “I don’t mean hitting her hard,” the American Idol winner said in a recent interview. “I mean just a spanking.” Clarkson explained that she warns 3-year-old River Rose before spanking her — and says it has been an effective deterrent. “I’m like, ‘Hi, I’m going to spank you on the bottom if you don’t stop right now, this is ridiculous,’ and honestly it’s really helped. She doesn’t do that kind of stuff as often.” Clarkson is also mom to 1-year-old Remington. Instagram Photo Clarkson said her parents spanked her when she was growing up in Texas. “I’m from the South, ‘ya’ll, so we get spankings,” she said. “My parents spanked me and I did fine in life.” “I’m a well-rounded individual with a lot of character, so I think it’s fine,” Clarkson added. A 2016 Gallop Poll shows that 62 percent of American parents approve of spanking However, The American Academy of Pediatrics advises against spanking children or using physical punishments. “That only teaches aggressive behavior, and becomes ineffective if used often,” the AAP states. “Instead, use appropriate time outs for young children. Discipline older children by temporarily removing favorite privileges, such as sports activities or playing with friends.”

Kelly Clarkson: 10 Funny Moments From Her TCA Panel for ‘The Voice’

Kelly Clarkson is pretty much the definition of “bubbly.” The latest star to join the coaching staff of NBC’s “The Voice” brought her folksy charm to Pasadena, Calif., on Tuesday to talk up her debut on the show that returns for Season 14 on Feb. 26. Credit Clarkson for accentuating the positive and not taking […]