Archive for the ‘Kelly Clarkson’ Category

Never Again, will I trash-talk Kelly Clarkson

2007 August 22

Okay, this is a response to all those people that think I’m terrible for talking poorly of Kelly Clarkson’s recent album, My December.  I just want to put it out there that I think Clarkson is an excellent vocalist, AND I give her props for wanting to take control of her own career and drive her music in the direction in which she wanted it to go.  However, there is no denying the fact that Breakaway is much more appealing as an album to the mass market.  Whether you like the song or not, Sober was not meant to play on the radio.  I don’t know what was going on in Clarkson’s mind when she was writing My December with her band, and I probably never will – but it was totally her choice and she stood by it vehemently which is pretty cool.  She is the one who has to sing the songs day after day, so I guess if I was in her situation I would want to be singing something that was meaningful to me as well. 

Her situation is kind of like the reverse of selling-out, which is pretty rad.  You don’t often hear of people standing by their principles as such, especially when a tonne of money is being thrown at you.

Since U Been Coming To My Restaurant

2007 August 20

Last night we welcomed 2 more celebrities: one joining the growing list of C-tiers who show up sporadically, and one that is actually a legitimate A-lister used to be at the top of the pops until she released her most recent album.  Gabrielle Union is probably most famous for her role in Bring It On, way back in 2000; however, Kelly Clarkson sold more than 11 million copies of her 2004 album Breakaway, which produced 5 top-ten singles and won 2 Grammy Awards.  Her latest effort, My December, sucked so much (selling less than 1 million copies) she had to cancel her summer tour, so I’m not sure why she was in Toronto.

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Update: Apparently Kelly’s the coach for this week of Canadian Idol, so that’s why she’s here.