Kelly Clarkson - All I Ever Wanted
Written by Nicholas Jennings    Sunday, 13 December 2009 01:00    PDF Print E-mail

Tags: 2009 | All I Ever Wanted | American Idol | Kara DioGuardi | Katy Perry | Kelly Clarkson | Max Martin | Reba McEntire | Reviews | Ryan Tedder | Simon Cowell

Kelly Clarkson - All I Ever WantedKelly Clarkson was American Idol’s first winner and remains the TV show’s best-selling contestant ever. Critics charge that the show’s producers control the winners’ careers, signing them only to affiliated record and management deals. But Kelly, a two-time Grammy Award winner, has shown admirable artistry. “Kelly is not a puppet and does not like to be told what to do,” admitted Idol judge Simon Cowell. “She’s not a girl who got lucky in a talent competition. We got lucky to find her.”
    Kelly scored a hit with “Miss Independent,” and her independent spirit found its full flowering on her 2007 album My December, a darker, rock-oriented affair. She then embraced her country roots, collaborating with Reba McEntire and signing with a management company owned by the country star’s husband. Reba praised Kelly, saying “she knows what she wants” and compared her take-charge attitude to that of the legendary Dolly Parton.
    Now Kelly, 26, is once again taking aim at the pop charts. Her fourth album, All I Ever Wanted, finds her tackling songs by proven hitmakers like Max Martin, Kara DioGuardi and Katy Perry, ranging from the driving pop of “My Life Would Suck Without You” and “I Do Not Hook Up” to the tough rocker “Don’t Let Me Stop You.” But Kelly’s own songs with producer and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, including the electropop numbers “Impossible” and “If I Can’t Have You,” are among the album’s highlights. From Idol to icon, talented Kelly continues to do it her way.

March 2009



Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Reddit! Del.icio.us! Mixx! Free and Open Source Software News Google! Live! Facebook! StumbleUpon! TwitThis Joomla Free PHP
Last Updated ( Monday, 14 December 2009 08:52 )
 

Reviews

News image

Willie Nelson and Family - Let’s Face the Music and Dance

2013 | Administrator | Sunday, 21 April 2013

To mark his 80th birthday, the country music legend revisits old favorites that he and his sister, Bobbie, sang during their childhoods and throughout their careers. Along with the Irving...

News image

Terri Clark - Classic

2013 | Administrator | Thursday, 21 February 2013

Terri has been living the Nashville dream ever since moving there in 1987 from Medicine Hat, Alberta, arriving in a Honda Civic packed with all her belongings. The aspiring singer,...

News image

Katrina Leskanich - Blisland

2014 | Administrator | Sunday, 7 September 2014

Katrina’s sail will be forever tied to “Walking on Sunshine,” the buoyant 1985 pop hit she sang with Katrina & the Waves. The feel-good song took the group around the...

News image

Various artists - West of Memphis: Voices for Justice

2013 | Administrator | Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Few cases have galvanized Hollywood and the music community more than the story of three teenage boys wrongfully convicted for the murder of three Cub Scouts. The Memphis Three’s release,...

Features

News image

k.d. lang - Canadian Music Hall of Fame Inductee

2013 | Administrator | Monday, 22 April 2013

She arrived like a chinook in the dead of winter. When k.d. lang first blew out of Alberta in the mid-1980s, her look, personality and...

News image

Kathleen Edwards is an Emotional Voyageur

2012 | Administrator | Tuesday, 13 December 2011

A lot can change in four years—especially in the music world. In 2008, when Kathleen Edwards released her album Asking for Flowers, the Ottawa native...

News image

The Sadies

2013 | Administrator | Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Dallas and Travis Good have worked with Neil Young, author Margaret Atwood, Randy Bachman, Buffy Sainte-Marie and actor Gordon Pinsent. But it was another Canadian...

News image

Hey Rosetta! - Literary songwriting worth yelling about

2012 | Administrator | Sunday, 4 March 2012

Tim Baker has a problem. As frontman for Newfoundland’s Hey Rosetta!, one of Canada’s fastest-rising, hardest-working bands, he is touring for nine months of the...