Launch.com reports ‘American Idol’ champ Kelly Clarkson now has a recording contract with the show’s executive producer Simon Fuller’s 19 Recordings Limited, who will license Clarkson’s solo album to RCA in the United States. RCA Music Group Chairman Bob Jamieson said in a statement, “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Kelly on her recording career. As we saw on the show, her preserving work ethic and ability to maintain her composure in the most high-pressure of situations–not to mention her stunning voice–showcase what a great talent she truly is.”
Top Kelly Clarkson Related Searches
September 9, 2002 – Searches for Kelly were strong last month, more than double of runner-up Justin Guarini. Searches for ‘Kelly Clarkson’ were 67,120 on pay-per search engine Overture.com. Searches for the several songs performed on the show were amongst the top searched queries, but interest in nude photos was not very high. Despite having less than 1/3 of the search interest that Kelly had, former stripper and fellow ‘Idol’ Nikki McKibbon had more ‘nude’ related searches (and no surprise, so did Ryan Starr). The most frequently searched songs were ‘Without You’ with 138 searches and ‘I Surrender’ with 61. The most common misspelled search was Kelley Clarkson with 288.
Rick Dees On Kelly Clarkson
September 9, 2002 – Dees Sleaze talked about Kelly winning ‘American Idol’ last week and the interview she did with the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. They played an excerpt of her appearance on the show where Jay’s other guest Jimmy Fallon talked about why he was happy Kelly won. Rick says Kelly got $10,000 for the appearance, and that she gets $10 grand for TV appearances, and $5,000 for radio appearances. For going to a state fair in Houston, Kelly reportedly got $50,000. But for that winning $1 million recording contract, she only gets about $23,000 according to Rick, after all the expenses. Audio has since been removed.
Kelly Tries To Be Real, But Still Wants Smaller Booty
September 9, 2002 – Andrew Morton of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram profiled perhaps the most famous woman from Texas today — Kelly Clarkson. Kelly described herself saying, “I just try to be as real as I can be — the kind of person who doesn’t really care if she is caught without makeup, not some ultra-professional musician who is only ‘on’ when in front of the camera.” Still, that doesn’t mean she has no worries about her appearance. Asked what she’d like to get if she becomes a recording artist in Los Angeles, Kelly admitted, “A personal trainer, please. I need to get my booty in shape.”
Westlife And Kelly Clarson Using Same Songwriter
September 8, 2002 – The Sun reports Westlife are working with the same songwriters as ‘American Idol’ winner Kelly Clarkson in their latest effort to crack the U.S. market. Their new cut, ‘Unbreakable’ was written by Jorgen Elofsson and Jon Reid, the same pair who penned ‘A Moment Like This’ for Kelly and ‘Idol’ runner-up Justin Guarini to sing. The guys are back from Los Angeles after shooting the video for the track and will release it as the sole new cut off their greatest hits album, due out November 11.