Recently, Kelly Clarkson made comments to BBC Radio 1 that were twisted and misconstrued. The 32-year-old original American Idol winner stated she had problems wrangling up A-list singers to duet with. The travesty ;)
“I honestly would collaborate with a lot of people, but everyone usually says no. I’m not kidding you. I have legitimately asked several people that I’m not going to call out, and that’s cool, but I don’t know.”
As it turns out, the “Heartbeat Song” singer was just joking. She cleared up the misunderstanding on Twitter this week.
“Ok, I was making a joke about people not singing with me! The press is really twisting this comment just FYI! No big deal. New story please. Obviously my humor is not translating ha!”
With that being said, there is only duet on her forthcoming album, Piece By Piece. Like they say, there’s a grain of truth in every joke.
“Run Run Run” is the latest track that Clarkson is premiering off her new LP which drops on March 3. It features John Legend with whom she judged alongside with on the short-lived ABC singing competition, Duets. Check out their collaboration below.
Mariah & Whitney. Celine & Barbra. Britney & Rihanna. Those pairings have given us some pretty great duets. Now, we can add Robin Thicke and Will Ferrell to that group ;) Okay not really, but it’s a fun listen nonetheless.
Ferrell in his Ron Burgundy alter ego delivers spoken word as Thicke taps into his upper register to cover Christopher Cross’ classic “Ride Like The Wind.” The collaboration is for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues which opens December 18.
Word on the street suggests an accompanying music video is also in the works. I can’t wait. Should be an equally fun ride. As an aside, I have to give Robin props. His parts sound fantastic. A solo version could’ve easily fit in on his current studio album. Check out the duet below.
This Sunday, Pitbull hosts the 41st American Music Awards. The following day he’s releasing Global Warming: Meltdown. It’s a reissue of his last album and will include all the tracks featured on 2012′s Global Warming along with five brand new tracks. One of which is “Timber“- a collaboration with Ke$ha that peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.
His other new tracks showcase artists Mayer Hawthorne, Mohombi and INNA. Let’s face it though, the one everyone is looking forward to is by the former Destiny’s Child member. The sensational Kelly Rowland teams up Mr. Miami for a sexy duet that is primed to be a club banger this holiday season.
While I love R&B Kelly, it’s fantastic to have her vocals return to a throbbing dance beat. Like most of Pitbull’s dance-pop concoctions, “That High” features a killer hook. This one is even more addicting since Rowland delivers it. Check it out below.
For his tenth studio album, Robbie Williams decided to record another swing album. It’ll feature an eclectic mix of standards and swing tunes. He previously released Sing When You’re Winning back in 2011 which featured duets with Nicole Kidman, Frank Sinatra and Rupert Everett to name a few.
For the 39-year-old entertainer’s second swing LP titled Swings Both Ways, he’s enlisted an even more impressive motley crew of musicians to collaborate with. Among them include Olly Murs, Rufus Wainwright, Lily Allen, Michael Buble and none other than Kelly Clarkson. The two harmonize beautifully on “Little Green Apples.” Check it out below. Clarkson sounds phenomenal as always. Swings Both Ways hits streets on November 18.
I first heard “Say Something” when it was featured on this season’s So You Think You Can Dance in a beautiful dance choreographed by Stacey Tookey. Clearly I wasn’t the only one who fell in love with the track. Christina Aguilera also did.
Her team contacted A Great Big World’s manager to propose the idea of re-recording the track but as a duet with her. Given her star power, obviously they agreed. The result is absolutely sublime. Gotta give props to Xtina for not overpowering them with her bombastic vocals. Instead, she complements their vocal stylings and elevates the track.
“[This song] is sort of coming to me at a time when I’m feeling very inspired…it’s so simple and it’s so quiet and still and steady and in a way pleading to hear something, to hear some kind of answer or get an answer in the most humble, unassuming, non-demanding way” – Christina Aguilera
“Say Something” is off A Great Big World’s upcoming album Is There Anybody Out There? On Tuesday’s episode of The Voice, they’ll perform the duet with Aguilera on the show. Definitely give the gorgeous ballad a listen below.
Reportedly, the idea to record a dance track together came during their joint tour in summer 2012. A year later we have the finished product, albeit a leaked remix by Madd Scientist, but it’s something.
If Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias isn’t enough star wattage for you. Snoop Lion also raps a few random verses. Depending on which source you read, the track is either titled “Ignite” or “Physical.” Check it out below.
Thanks to Babyface, we know the wonder that is Toni Braxton. He introduced the chanteuse back in 1992 on his Boomerang soundtrack contribution, “Give U My Heart.” Two decades later, the R&B singers reunite for another wicked duet.
“Hurt You” is a sultry new track off Braxton’s upcoming album, Love, Marriage & Divorce. In the Ray Kay-directed visual, the two sing in adjoining rooms at some road motel. As the song progresses they begin to break down the walls (figuratively and literally) between them. The concept of the visual is fairly simple yet effective.
As a side note, I wonder if it bothers Toni that Tamar is the more famous Braxton these days? With her reality show, daytime talk show The Real, and chart-topping singles, the younger Braxton is definitely giving older sis a run for her money. Check out Toni’s latest visual below.
What’s a newlywed couple to do after recently getting hitched? Record a breakup song, naturally of course. I wonder if everything is copacetic in the Nickelback household? Perhaps this was some sort of therapy prescribed to them by a counselor. You never know.
“Let Me Go” is a duet between Avril Lavigne and her hubby Chad Kroeger. It will appear on Lavigne’s self-titled album dropping this November. I was expecting to full-on hate their collaboration, but as it turns out, it’s a lush soaring ballad where both artists shine and harmonize beautifully. I hate to admit it, but I’m a bit of a fan. Check it out below.