Kelly is back, and this time, she’s stronger

Posted on November 3, 2011

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After two years of battling with her record label over creative issues, the original American Idol is back with her fifth album, and she is more confident than ever. Kelly Clarkson has been one of the most successful female artists of the past decade, and with “Stronger,” she shows that she is here to stay.

Opening with the hit lead single, “Mr. Know It All” and continuing with the promising Pop smash “What Doesn’t Kill You,” it is clear that Kelly has nothing more to prove, and is now just making great music for the fans… which is basically what they’ve wanted all along. Every song on the album has a unique vibe, and will work to please her listeners who admire her musical diversity. “Dark Side” comes across as a soft-rock smash hit waiting to happen, while “Breaking Your Own Heart” sounds like it could make it in heavy rotation on Country radio. The fans know that Kelly is a girl with many personalities and many varying goals when it comes to her music, and this is made evident during every minute of the album.

Kelsey Betteridge, a long-time fan, says that she is “very pleased” with the turnout of the album. “I remember being twelve or thirteen singing ‘Since U Been Gone’ at the top of my lungs, and I think this new album’s songs are just as good, if not better, than her past ones.” She says that her favorite song as of right now is “Einstein,” because of its catchy beat and humorous lyrics. “I will always be a Kelly fan, because she’s just great. She’s just like the girl next door, unlike most other music stars.”

The album “Stronger” is available in two different versions- a standard edition featuring thirteen songs, as well as a deluxe edition with the original tracks, plus four bonus songs in exclusive packaging.

No matter what occurs, it seems as if Clarkson will always be around doing her thing and producing hit after hit. She has a lot of competition in the industry right now from other popular females including Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Katy Perry, but most agree that Kelly has something they really don’t: a quirky personality that makes her come off as a normal girl who just happens to have a load of talent that she loves to share with people.

Reported by Logan Haithcock

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