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All week long, tracks off Piece By Piece have been previewed. My favorite so far is the Sia-penned “Invincible” and predict it’ll be an official single during this Kelly Clarkson era. The latest, titled “Take You High,” is an uplifting anthem featuring heavenly strings and a melodic electronic beat.

At first, I was ‘meh’ about it, but after subsequent listens, it started to grow on me. I like the hook where the 32-year-old’s vocals are given a stuttering effect. For Kelly, it’s somewhat experimental and out of her comfort zone. Check out the latest cut off her seventh studio LP below.

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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.

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Kelly Clarkson drops her seventh studio album next week. After the underwhelming lead cut, “Heartbeat Song,” I was a little worried for my girl. Thankfully, the sensational Sia-penned “Invincible” which premiered yesterday erased any doubts. The 32-year-old singer released another gem today.

Piece By Piece” tells the story of a father abandoning his family. When the girl grows up, her faith in men is restored when she meets and falls in love with her soulmate. The drum-based mid-tempo track is the title track of Kelly’s forthcoming LP.

A total of five new songs will be released this working week via iTunes. I can’t wait to hear what else Clarkson has in store for us. Check out “Piece By Piece” below.

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Kelly Clarkson Is ‘Invincible’ With Sia

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NOW THIS IS MORE LIKE IT!!! After the underwhelming lead cut, Kelly Clarkson delivers a scorching new track off her forthcoming album, Piece by Piece.

While “Heartbeat Song” grew on me (albeit at a snail’s pace), it’s by far her worst-charting lead single in recent memory. The verses are solid but the hook is weak. In essence, the track is a poor man’s version of Kelly’s bigger hits.

Thankfully, we now have “Invincible” written by the one and only Sia Furler. The empowering anthem has potential hit written all over it. Kelly’s signature powerful vocals shine on the Greg Kurstin and Jesse Shatkin-produced number. With this new song, I have faith that Clarkson’s new LP won’t be a bomb. Give “Invincible” a listen below.

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, naturally everyone including Kelly Clarkson is in a romantic kind of mood. The 32-year-old singer shows numerous couples engaging in flirty lovey-dovey acts in her newly-released “Heartbeat Song” music video.

Overall, it’s a cute clip. Kelly, like she did in her “Catch My Breath” visual, uses every camera trick possible to hid her post-pregnancy weight. Gauzy filters and plenty above-the-bust shots are used whenever Kelly is on screen. I say embrace the weight, girl. She looks adorable no matter what size she is. Check out the clip below.

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On last night’s The Voice, I must’ve missed the fact that only one elimination would take place instead of a double one. With that new piece of information, I have a pretty good idea who’s saying ‘sayonara‘ tonight.

Before Carson Daly made it official, a slew of performances filled the hour. Kelly Clarkson, who mentored Blake’s team during Season 2, returned to perform “Underneath The Tree.” The more I hear this song, the more I love it. Expect to hear this track for many more holidays to come. After her performance, she hyped up her upcoming NBC Christmas special airing on December 11. Don’t worry Kelly, I’m sure your fans will make sure you net higher ratings than Lady Gaga’s poorly-viewed Thanksgiving special. Talk about a turkey.

find out who left after the jump along with some performances

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At long last Kelly Clarkson delivers the music video for “Underneath The Tree” weeks after the adorable lyric one. The visual not only serves as the official clip for the track, but also as a promo for her upcoming NBC Christmas special, Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale airing on NBC Tuesday, December 11 at 10pm.

Clarkson and guests will celebrate the festive season with a comedic musical take on a traditional Christmas morality tale. Song selection will come directly off her just-released Christmas album, Wrapped in Red, featuring classics such as “Silent Night” and “White Christmas” as well as new material including “Underneath The Tree” and the title track.

Superstars Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire and Trisha Yearwood guest star on the upcoming holiday special. Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, William Shatner, Danica Patrick, Heidi Klum, Ken Jeong and Jai Rodriguez also make appearances.

Check out the music video below which features Kelly performing during her upcoming special and B-roll footage of her getting ready backstage. Given that she’s newly-married and has a baby on the way, I don’t blame her for taking the easy route with the clip.

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In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan where thousands of lives were lost, the recording industry is banding together to raise money for the relief efforts. The three major record labels- Sony, Warner Music and Universal- created a compilation album titled Songs for the Philippines. It features 39 hit songs from some of the biggest names in the business.

Spanning multiple genres, you’ll find music from Justin Timberlake, Bob Dylan, Josh Groban, P!nk, Madonna and countless others. While some tracks like “Carry On” by Bruno Mars, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson and “Brave” from Sara Bareilles feel appropriate, others seem out of place. “Best Song Ever” by One Direction and “Feel This Moment” by Pitbull and Christina Aguilera have me scratching my head. Oh well, I suppose casting the net a little wider doesn’t hurt. It’s nice to see artists with Filipino heritage also taking part, including Jessica Sanchez, Black Eyed Peas’ apl.de.ap and Mars.

All the artists, record companies and music publishers working on the project have waived fees. The compilation album is available on iTunes for only $9.99 with all proceeds being donated to the cause. Even if you have several of the tracks already in your music collection, I urge you to purchase the album. It’s a small price to shell out to help so many. On a day where many of us have so much to be thankful for, it’s nice to think of others who are less fortunate. If you want to donate more, there’s a link to the Red Cross from iTunes.

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