Middle fingers up, put them hands high! Wave it in their face, tell RCA, BYE!!!
Our beloved American Idol legend Kelly Clarkson has officially walked away from RCA Records, the label she’s been signed to ever since winning the first season of American Idol back in 2002. After teasing the announcement all week long via Facebook Live, Kelly finally announced today (June 24) that she has signed a new long-term worldwide recording contract with Atlantic Records. “It was kind of an arranged marriage, you know, after getting into the industry. And while it was awesome sometimes, sometimes it was rough,” Kelly expressed, possibly referring to the messy release of her underappreciated 2007 album My December.
Well “The War Is Over,” and now Kelly‘s first order of business on the new label will be to record an album for 2017 that “will draw from the inspiration of soul and R&B as the foundation of her endearing lyrics and powerhouse vocals,” according to the press release via Billboard. “They want to make the album I’ve been dying to make since I was a kid and since I was on Idol. Everybody’s been asking me to make a souful record for years and that is exactly what Atlantic Records and I will do.”
In celebration of the new deal, Kelly has been uploading fan-requested covers onto her official website for free – check them out here!