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Kelly Clarkson Covers Tracy Chapman For SiriusXM

In: Donovan, Music
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Like I needed Kelly Clarkson to give me another reason to love her. This just affirms my eternal love for the 32-year-old singer. Clarkson slays a cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me One Reason” by giving it a stripped down arrangement. White girl’s got major soul ;)

It’s so good, I felt I had to call in somewhere to vote for her. No wonder she took home the inaugural American Idol title. No one can do a song cover like “Miss Independent” herself.

Speaking of which, fans, including myself, have long wished for Kelly to release an entire album full of covers. That’s guaranteed money!!! I’d buy it for sure. Check out Kelly’s performance on SiriusXM Hits 1 below.

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Alex Newell just might be on his way to becoming the biggest recording artist among the Glee cast. Sorry Lea Michele ;) The 22-year-old actor, who played Wade “Unique” Adams on the FOX musical show, is racking up infectious dance anthem after another.

Newell can currently be heard on Clean Bandit’s latest “Stronger” and on Blonde’s killer anthem “All Cried Out.” Now comes another hot collaboration. This time, he heats up the dance floor with Russian producer Matvey Emerson.

The rising dance diva takes on Robin S’s classic “Show Me Love” and gives it a disco-house makeover. The result is one sick slinky creation. Give it a listen below.

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Remember Natalie Imbruglia? The stunning Australian singer is best known for her 1997 global smash, “Torn.” Well, the 40-year-old is back with a brand new album featuring a compilation of covers songs.

Male is her fifth studio album and will hit the streets in July. The songs she chose to cover were all originally written and performed by male artists. Hence the title. The lead cut is a rendition of Daft Punk’s “Instant Crush” off their Grammy-winning album Random Access Memories.

Other artists receiving the Imbruglia treatment are Death Cab For Cutie, The Cure, Damian Rice, Zac Brown Band and Tom Petty to name a few. Check out the track list below, along with her rendition of “Instant Crush.”

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Not exactly sure what inspired Ellie Goulding to do this, but I certainly appreciate it.

The 28-year-old British songbird covers Hozier’s smash hit, “Take Me To Church.” Her angelic voice is perfectly suited for the gospel-tinged track. With Ellie on vocals though, the folk-rock song is far less bombastic and more hypnotic with its moody electronic synths. It’s worth a listen for sure.

In other related Hozier news, the 24-year-old Irish singer recently released a new music video. He opted to only appear in silhouettes. Instead, it’s all about Natalie Dormer in the “Someone New” visual. Despite hooking up with several men, the Game of Thrones actress plays a lonely woman in the somber clip. Check it out below, along with Goulding’s cover.

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Admit it, “I Really Like You” has permeated your subconscious. Carly Rae Jepsen, along with Max Martin, have crafted up another inescapable catchy song. Damn them ;)

One music act who are also fond of the track are The Johnsons. If you’re in need of a brother trio now that the Jonas Brothers are on hiatus, Chantry, Clayton and Connor are here to satisfy your craving. The threesome give an adorable rendition of the cute track. Check out their cover below.

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Ne-Yo Covers Nick Jonas & Ed Sheeran Down Under

In: Donovan, Music
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Ne-Yo is currently riding high with his current single “Time of Our Lives” off his latest album Non-Fiction. Love that song.

The 35-year-old R&B singer is in Australia at the moment on a promotional tour for the LP. While there, he covered two smashes dominating radio right now. I enjoy a good cover so naturally, I had to share them with you.

He tackled “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran for the Dan & Maz Show and then delivered an acoustic version of “Jealous” for Nova’s Red Room. Personally, he slayed “Jealous.” With regards to “Thinking Out Loud,” I prefer Sheeran’s original vocals on the ballad. Check out both renditions below and weigh in if you agree with me.

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Ed Sheeran isn’t typically the kind of guy I find hot but I have this huge crush on the 24-year-old singer-songwriter. He’s just so God dang adorable. This latest performance only ups the ante.

The UK crooner dropped by BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge to take on the Christina Aguilera classic, “Dirrty.” Sheeran transforms the gritty pop track into a laidback acoustic gem. Dude does double duty and also drops Redman’s sick rhymes. Is there anything this ging can’t do?

Watch Ed channel his inner naughty side below. An Aguilera and Sheeran duet needs to happen for real. 100 percent.

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Lea Michele Covers Ariana Grande’s Break Free

In: Donovan, Music
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This Fall, Lea Michele and Ariana Grande will appear on the small screen together on Ryan Murphy’s new anthology series, Scream Queens. I can’t wait. Murphy, without a doubt, always delivers on a killer first season of any of his programs. His subsequent ones are a bit less predictable. Just look at Glee and American Horror Story’s last seasons. #underwhelming

In an upcoming episode of the FOX musical, Michele covers Grande’s dance hit “Break Free.” Not surprisingly, Lea sounds fantastic on it. Perhaps it due to the fact she actually enunciates ;) It’s a shame her recording career never went anywhere. She truly is a gifted vocalist. Hopefully, Lea sports Ariana’s signature ponytail during the scene she performs this song. Check out Lea and company’s cover below.

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