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After the birth of her second child and being on vocal rest for several months, Kelly Clarkson is back in the saddle and ready to make a big announcement. What exactly is next for the Burleson-raised singer? A soul album.
After a week of teasing an announcement on Facebook Live, Clarkson announced Friday she'll be working on a new record due out in 2017. Making soul music is something the pop diva said has been a dream since she was a kid.
"This one is for my mom, too," she said on Facebook Live.
To help her realize that ambition, Clarkson also announced she'll be leaving her "arranged marriage" with RCA Records for a new deal with Atlantic Records. (Each day this week, the original American Idol covered a song from five artists that all had something in common. Turns out, the link was the record label.)
Another bonus for fans: Clarkson is giving away free tunes today on KellyClarksonLive.com. All of the songs are covers that have been requested by fans. Additionally, the site will be giving away sort of freebie last Friday of every month.
See the covers Calrkson performed this week below:
Friday: "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King
Friday's video was not embeddable for whatever reason, but you can video it here.
Thursday: "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley
Thursday's video was not embeddable for whatever reason, but you can video it here.
Wednesday: "Something He Can Feel" by Aretha Franklin
Wednesday's video was not embeddable for whatever reason, but you can video it here.