Christina Aguilera co-wrote Kelly Clarkson’s next big single ‘Miss Independent’, much to the surprise of last season’s ‘American Idol’ champ. “Actually, I had no clue that she even wrote on it ’til after it was already on my album. I had no clue,” Kelly told Access Hollywood. Christina wrote the song along with producer Rhett Lawrence for her ‘Stripped’ album, but never used it. Kelly said Lawrence gave her the song to finish and put on her album. “He was like, ‘Well, actually I didn’t even finish this song and I was actually working on other projects with it. But they don’t want it any longer.’ So I finished it up. I wrote the bridge on it and finished up the song and then we ended up doing it,” revealed Kelly.
Kelly Clarkson Wears Out Autographing Hand In Burleson
April 18, 2003 – The Dallas Morning News reports Kelly went the extra mile and beyond at her ‘Thankful’ album launch at the Burleson Wal-Mart. The singer arrived at 6 PM, gave a two song performance, and proceeded to sign autographs and pose for pictures for the thousands of fans that showed up until 1:30 AM! “This is her community,” says Wal-Mart spokeswoman Karen Burk. “It was important for her to stay and talk to everyone.”
Billboard Reviews Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Thankful’
April 18, 2003 – Contributed by britny: Billboard has posted their review of Kelly’s debut album, ‘Thankful’. They state that the album is “platinum plated’ and includes definite hits like ‘Beautiful Disaster’ and the ballad, ‘Anytime’.
Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Thankful’ Makes Her Nervous
April 18, 2003 – Contributed by britny: Kelly told People Online that she doesn’t mind performing in front of millions of people, but the release of her debut album ‘Thankful’ makes her a nervous wreck. American Idol’s first winner also talks about her ‘brother, sister’ relationship with runner up Justin Guarini.
Simon Cowell Has Big Expectations For ‘Thankful’ Sales
April 15, 2003 – American Idol judge Simon Cowell is already predicting that Kelly’s debut solo album ‘Thankful’, out today, will be a huge success. “The whole purpose of American Idol was simply to find a superstar recording artist,” Cowell told Launch.com. “Kelly Clarkson exceeded our expectations. The album showcases what an amazing voice she has and will be a massive seller for her.”
Kelly Clarkson A Big Fan Of Christina Aguilera’s Writing
April 14, 2003 – Kelly has already won over Christina Aguilera, who actually co-wrote the first single from the album, ‘Miss Independent.’ Kelly tells ‘Extra’, “The song is awesome because I’m a really big fan of her writing.”