All week Kelly Clarkson has been hinting at some big announcements to come today. Those hints have come in the form of performances from her home, using Facebook Live to help fans inch closer and closer to the end of the week when the news would be revealed.
Today, Clarkson announced she has signed a new record deal with Atlantic Records (the label that housed all the cover songs she performed throughout the week) and will be releasing a soulful record in 2017. Clarkson also shared that she has launched KellyClarksonLive.com, a website that will provide fans with freebies the last Friday of every month, including the first gift of four fan-requested cover songs available for download now.
Atlantic Records took to Twitter immediately following Clarkson’s broadcast to welcome their newest superstar to the family.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kelly Clarkson into the Atlantic family,” said Atlantic Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman and Atlantic Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald in a statement. “She is one of the greatest artists of our generation, a musical icon with an extraordinary, soul-inspired voice that has captivated millions of fans around the world. We are honored to be partnering with Kelly as she embarks on this exciting new phase of her record-breaking career.”
Congratulations to Kelly Clarkson, her team, and Atlantic Records on this new partnership!
Watch Clarkson’s big announcement and hear her final cover song performance for the week, “Stand By Me,” below.