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04 May 2007 @ 07:21 am
Kelly's Album Scrapped?!?!?!!!!  
Listening to the radio on the way home this morning and the DJ said that the rumors are flying that Kelly Clarkson played her album for Clive Davis and some other people and he completely ripped it apart and that it's been scrapped.

Well, I headed on over to ohnotheydidnt and sure enough there was a post on it from this source.

Pop star Kelly Clarkson has reportedly scrapped her new album after label bosses weren't impressed with the record. The 25-year-old singer suffered a scathing attack from Sony BMG chief Clive Davis after he heard the new tracks, reports British newspaper the Daily Star. A source at the record company tells the paper, "It was an extraordinary presentation. Clive was absolutely merciless in his criticism of Kelly. "She's one of the biggest priorities on the label and her new songs were savaged." The American Idol winner has been working on the follow up to 2005's best selling album Breakaway for 18 months, but has reportedly gone back to the studio to work on new tracks.
Wow, on the bigger hand I really hope it's not true because that sucks big-time for Kelly, on the other hand, sigh ... I really, REALLY don't like the lyrics to "Never Again," plus the early track list included "Yeah," which is possibly my least favorite Kelly song I've ever heard. I know there are other lyrics, but all I ever remember of it is her repeating the word "yeah" over and over again, and it's simply not catchy for me.

This does suck because I WANT HER ALBUM, but as many issues as I have with Clive Davis (and what he did to Justin Guarini ... loooooooooong story), he does know his stuff and Kelly IS a top priority for RCA and a badly reviewed, unpopular album could hurt her right now. That possibility is there based on her first single. The comments I've read on NA have been very mixed, with people who don't like it really hating it. And I've honestly never heard much negative commentary about Kelly's songs before NA, so maybe Davis is right. But still, poor Kelly. She wrote a lot of this one herself so it's gotta hurt. Sigh, just, poor Kelly.

If this is true, I still hope some (if not all) of the tracks are leaked so we can at least hear them. I'm sure the truth will come out soon enough.

sourisvho: Frellsourisvho on May 4th, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, man, that's awful if it's true! Poor Kelly. Yikes.

I figure this will hurt her hugely anyway, because everyone will know about it.

I wasn't gaga about "Never Again," but I didn't hate it.
Arabian: Kelly_Stararabian on May 5th, 2007 01:12 am (UTC)
I don't think it will hurt her hugely, after all, she's been really lucky and has had about zero negative press or reviews at all (except for the whole 'AI can't use my songs' which was a misconception and her not thanking AI when she won the Grammys, and really both are those are such small blips). Still, it sucks.

I didn't hate NA, but I just didn't like it either and I generally love just about everything Kelly does.
sourisvho: Demons of Stupiditysourisvho on May 5th, 2007 01:26 am (UTC)
I've poked around a little bit after reading your post, and I'm really thinking it's not true. When I saw that one of the first sources for the info was ContactMusic, I was totally relieved, because just about everything I've ever seen credited to them ended up being total BS. Pretty much anything they've ever said about MV wasn't true. I roll my eyes at them. So if they're "reporting" it, it's probably not true, or is so blown out of proportion as to be ridiculous.
Arabian: Sunny Side Uparabian on May 5th, 2007 01:48 am (UTC)
That's good. Fingers crossed you're right.