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Kelly Clarkson Does It Her Way on My December

Kelly Clarkson has been creating quite a stir lately and her album My December isn't even out yet. Apparently the American Idol winner likes to write her own music but her record label wasn't a fan and actually delayed her album release for four months. Kelly stood strong on her desires to have the album she wanted and now she opens up to EW about the mess. Here's more:

"Everybody doesn't like me writing all the time no matter how many No.1's you write. It's clearly like yelling at a brick wall. I won an [ASCAP] award recently for best song of the year [for "Because of You"]. People just refuse to even look at statistics. I mean, is there something higher than No.1 now? It's because I'm a woman-because I'm a young woman. I literally heard someone say it [during a conference call]. They didn't know I was on the phone. Like really we're living in what century? I hung up. I was like, I can't even address that. 'Cause that was the most ignorant thing I've ever heard."

Her first single "Never Again" is currently #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 so obviously Kelly knows a thing or two about songwriting! My December comes out June 26. Looks like Simon is still rooting for her. He said this about Kelly, ''She's up there now in the top five most important recording artists in the world, literally.'' WOW!


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BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
I don't really like that song Never Again, but I heard the video is awesome!
woodycakes woodycakes 10 years
show 'em kelly!
punxass punxass 10 years
I LOVE HER she looks beutiful! I WISH HER THE BEST
VaneM77 VaneM77 10 years
You go Kelly!!! She is by far the best AI winner to date! I've loved her since day one and know that she will be very successful for a long time to come!
summer-roberts summer-roberts 10 years
Well isn't she 'miss independent'. I think it is great of her to continue in her own direction, I can't imagine her label would not support her on this since she has made them a lot of money.
Drewsfan Drewsfan 10 years
I'm glad she can stick to her guns! I think she looks cute here.
CatarinaBella521 CatarinaBella521 10 years
I am not an AI fan and to be honest I like some of her songs but don't consider myself a fan, however I think it's wonderful that she stands up for herself and is a strong person in every aspect of her life, feel if we had more role models like Kelly, we'd have less girls running around looking like Britney
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
Go Kelly!!!! She has her supporters, even ones that weren't "Idol fans" (myself included). She is genuinely a talented artist.
Juicy23 Juicy23 10 years
That is a horrible picture of Kelly. Yuck.
t_hive88 t_hive88 10 years
It's true toxic. I think they are by far in another league from the other winners and runner-ups!
toxic_boi2004 toxic_boi2004 10 years
I know that outta all the ai winners kelly and carrie will behere the longest
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 10 years
I love her - Never Again was NOT my fav at first, because it lacks the catchy hook of Since U Been Gone or Behind These Hazel Eyes. But I heard it a few more times on the radio and now I love it - can't wait for the CD!
tiggerchick2 tiggerchick2 10 years
I LOVE Kelly!! And I can't wait to buy her new CD...Way to go Kelly on standing up for what you believe in. I will love the CD even more cause I know that she wrote all of the songs. :)
aras8218 aras8218 10 years
Love her
t_hive88 t_hive88 10 years
Aww she looks cute! Can't wait to hear her new cd!
alieapple alieapple 10 years
Her songs are all the same now ! Never Again is just like Since You've Been Gone, in my opinion. She needs to sing about something other than heartbreak and her being the 'strong one'. Ha.
serena serena 10 years
Go Kelly!! She's being strong - good for her! I love "Because Of You"! She's a pretty amazing song writer in addition to being an awesome singer!
Padraigin Padraigin 10 years
The lyrics that Kelly writes tend to be powerful, raw, and say a lot. That scares record labels. I liked "Breakway" so much more than her debut album, because of the songs SHE wrote. Go Kelly.
tharightgurl4u tharightgurl4u 10 years
Even if Kelly's cd flops I think she has staying power as an artist I mean with a voice like that she has nothing to worry about
popculture-whore popculture-whore 10 years
i think she's a great singer and clearly a talented song writer, but i do not like her new song.
maplesyrup maplesyrup 10 years
Go Kelly!!! She's probably the only American Idol winner that I actually think is talented at singing.
barjar1122 barjar1122 10 years
I like the hoodie.
barjar1122 barjar1122 10 years
Hope it works out for her.
trudy003 trudy003 10 years
I love Kelly. I will be buying her album!
ohilovemybabies ohilovemybabies 10 years
I think she is a wonderful role model..
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