Multiplatinum artist Kelly Clarkson unleashed her fifth studio album, Stronger, as a special Monday release on October 24. Known for her incredibly powerful and soulful vocal prowess and her unabashedly honest lyrics, Clarkson is showcased on Stronger at her all-time best.
“What separates this album are the vocals,” Clarkson said in a press release. “They sound richer and fuller, and, for the first time, how I sound when I’m performing live. The producers I worked with just let me sing and be me. They didn’t strip away the personality.”
“And it was one of those things where if the people I’m working with have confidence in me, I have more confidence in myself and that changed everything. I can’t wait to perform these songs on tour. I think that’s the best way to get to know an artist, and where you get to see actual personality, because we can’t hide much onstage.”
Clarkson co-wrote five of the 13 tracks on Stronger, which was produced by heavy hitters Rodney Jerkins, Greg Kurstin, Josh Abraham, and Toby Gad.
With the high energy dance-pop title track, “What Only Kills You (Stronger),” Clarkson belts out an empowerment anthem about not allowing the end of a relationship to be the end of her.
Album release dates, and music video premieres, and TV appearances! Oh my!
Chris Daughtry tweeted earlier today that the third studio album from his band Daughtry will be released on November 21! He describes the album as “full on ROCK!!!!!”
Chris sent a tweet last week stating, “Just got some great news!!!! I know what our first 2 singles are! I’ll spill the beans in the next few days”
Moving on, Kelly Clarkson’s music video for “Mr. Know It All,” the lead single off her fifth studio album Stronger is set to premiere on VEVO on September 26 at 12 a.m.!
Here’s Kelly performing “Mr. Know It All” for the very first time at Stars For Free in Berlin over the weekend.
Kelly is slated to perform on The Tonight Show on September 20 & The Ellen DeGeneres Show on September 22.
And last, but certainly not least, Kris Allen is scheduled to appear on the Today Show later this week on September 15 to discuss the Kidz Bop Star USA Talent Search, which he’s on the judging panel for. Kris is slated to appear during the 10 a.m. hour with Kathy Lee & Hoda.
Kelly Clarkson tweeted this morning that her first single off her new album is called “Mr. Know It All” and that it’s heading to radio very soon. She also announced that her fifth studio album, Stronger, is due out October 25!
October is a big month for American Idol album releases, as Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina’s highly anticipated debut albums are due out October 4 and October 11, respectively.
“Mr. Know It All” will debut on August 30 and will be available on iTunes on September 5.
For more information on Kelly Clarkson and her new album, check out her official website!