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Kelly Clarkson Delays the Release of her Fifth Album until September

Kelly Clarkson said on her official Facebook page on Tuesday that the release of her fifth and untitled album will be postponed until September this year.

Clarkson’s fans will have to wait for a few more months before the singer’s new album will be released. According to the first season winner of the singing competition and reality show “American Idol,” her album has already been recorded, but cannot be released until then.

The singer has kept her fans updated on the progress of her new album through the networking site Facebook. On Valentines Day, the Texas singer said they will release the album after they have recorded the final song on February 25.

Although Clarkson is sorry to let her fans wait for quite a long time, she promises them that the whole set will sound great.

Last month, Clarkson also revealed on Facebook that her album was influenced by several artists whom include Aretha Franklin, Prince, Radiohead, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Wonder and Tina Turner. She assured her country listeners that there will be a bit of country influence on some of her songs.

Clarkson calls her album a “great pop record.” It was created with several songwriters and producers such as Eric Hutchinson, Howard Benson, Rodney Jerkins, Steve Jordan, and Toby Gad.

The date of the album’s official release will be announced soon, the Sony Music said in a statement.

Clarkson previously released her “All I Ever Wanted” album in 2009. It topped the Billboard 200 charts for two weeks with 913,000 copies sold based on the Nielsen SoundScan.

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American Idol’s Chris Medina Debuts His First Single

Chris Medina, an American Idol contestant who just got eliminated from the Top 24, is already achieving his recording dreams with the launch of his first single entitled “What Are Words.”

“What Are Words” is a song ballad written specially for Medina by Rodney Jerkins, a Grammy-winning producer. The video, which came out on 19 Recordings through Interscope, has already garnered more than a million views on Vevo.

At the “Idol” auditions, he sang his moving rendition of the song “Breakeven” by The Script. He touched the heart of the judges and millions of TV audience members worldwide not only because of the song he performed, but as well as his emotional personal back-story.

Medina, 26-years-old, worked as a coffee maker at Starbucks before he tried out at the singing contest and reality series, American Idol. Apart from that, he also cares for her fiancée, Juliana Ramos whom suffered a traumatic brain injury. Ramos got into a car accident just few months before their planned date to get married.

The “What Are Words” music video features the home videos of Ramos, including the recorded video of Medina’s proposal in the coffee house. Some old photos of the happy couples were also included.

Just before the “Idol” finalists were announced, Medina was eliminated because of his less fantastic performance of a classic song by the Beatles. His elimination caused too much grief for Jennifer Lopez, one of American Idol’s judges.

During a radio show, Medina was presented with $35,000 by Ryan Seacreast. It will go to the foundation to help his fiancée recover. A percentage of the song’s iTunes sales will also be given to the Juliana Recovery Fund.

What Are Words - Single - Chris Medina

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