Kelly Clarkson feels like she has the plague because no one in the business will work with her. According to Us Weekly, the American Idol alum talked about wanting to collaborate on songs, but she says that she has had a really hard time finding artists to record with her.
“I honestly would collaborate with a lot of people, but everyone usually says no. I’m not kidding you. I have legitimately asked several people that I’m not going to call out, and that’s cool, but I don’t know. I ask good people, I don’t want to sing with crap people, so I mean, I ask people who are great vocalists, but I’m not going to point out anyone. I have asked several people… Sometimes I feel like I have the plague, or leprosy, they’re like, ‘If you get too close…’ I don’t know.”
Kelly Clarkson doesn’t have the plague, but her albums haven’t featured any major duets, which seems a little weird in this day and age. Collaborations tend to be extremely popular, and it sounds like Kelly has really wanted to be a participant in something like that. Recently, she managed to get John Legend on board — and that’s something that she is super excited about.
“I got John Legend to say yes, and he’s cool. I can get country artists to sing with me and John Legend! I’m gonna keep John Legend. He’s super credible and talented. I feel very good about myself with that one.”
According to the New York Daily News, Clarkson’s upcoming album, Piece By Piece, only has one collaboration — and that’s the song with John Legend. “Run Run Run” is the sixth track on the album, which features a total of 13 tracks. This is Clarkson’s seventh studio album, and it’s the first album she has released since becoming a mom.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Kelly was a little nervous about her career after her baby. She struggled to get her voice back in shape after giving birth to her daughter, River, and she went through a period of time when she thought that she’d never sing again. Fortunately that all came back for her, and she’s excited to be releasing this album — even if she only has one collaboration on it.
Piece By Piece drops on March 3. Will you check it out? Do you think her song with John Legend will be popular?
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