American Idol season one winner Kelly Clarkson to release new single next year

American Idol season one winner Kelly Clarkson says she is hoping to release a new track next year in April.

By: PTI | Los Angeles | Published:November 10, 2016 2:05 pm
kelly clarkson, american idol Singer Kelly Clarkson credits comedian and TV personality Steve Harvey with inspiring her to get really soulful on her new album.

Singer Kelly Clarkson says she is hoping to release a new track next year in April. The 34-year-old singer also revealed that she is working on a new album, reported People magazine. “I’m working on my new album now. We are hoping the single will be in April, and then the album in June,” she said.

Clarkson, the season one winner of American Idol, is excited about her upcoming project as she has also got free from her contract with the reality show. “It’s my favorite thing I’ve ever done. It’s the first time I got to pick my label, because I just got out of my (American) Idol contract. I’ve been dying to make this record since Idol,” she said.

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In June, she announced that she had left her record label of 14 years, RCA, and signed a deal with the urban-leaning label Atlantic. Clarkson described the upcoming music’s new sound as “soulful urban pop” and said she has been waiting for this
since her high school days. “It’s very much my personality. I think it’s very much what people expected from me off of watching me on Idol. I sang all these Aretha (Franklin) things, I love Tina (Turner), I love Mariah (Carey), I love Whitney (Houston).

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“I think it’s very much what people expected in the first place. I love all my stuff that I’ve done but this is the record that has been in me since junior high,” she said.