Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Kelly Clarkson's career is in jeopardy.
My earlier post on Kelly Clarkson received some heated responses from some Clarkson fans. I can understand that Kelly has some passionate fans who are 100% behind the singer. But, let's face facts. Fighting with your label & mogul Clive Davis isn't smart. Not having your record company behind your new release is bordering on stupidity. Her tour is cancelled and her single has been a disappointment. Clarkson has had a tough month & her career is in jeopardy. Due to some courageous, yet career threatening choices, Kelly's future looks bleak.
Here's just a small sample of what everyone is buzzing about:
Kelly Clarkson's rough patch continues. Rolling Stone
Kelly's sales are a little idle. "Never Again," the first single from the "My December" CD due out next Tuesday, has made barely a ripple on local radio compared to her previous hits. "We're disappointed," says Tom Poleman, program director of WHTZ (100.3 FM). "She's been a core artist for us with her last several records. She's been a big part of the revitalization of top 40.
"We're still playing 'Never Again,' but the listeners don't seem very excited about it. It's done okay, not great."
"We played it for a while and finally dropped it," says Tom Cuddy, vice president of WPLJ (95.5 FM). "Listener response just wasn't there." NY Daily News
Count Your Blessings: Kelly Newsflash, Kelly: Corporate America made you. Corporate America fostered you. Millions of Americans who play into the hands of Corporate America molded you into a star. I don't see indie-rock, singing/songwriting wannabes being pumped out of the well-oiled American Idol machine anytime soon, so stop being so emo already. You're talented, and yes, may be able to successfully reinvent yourself. But for all of our sakes, stop being such a brat. Stater Online
Kelly Clarkson's industry suicide: Looks like Kelly Clarkson has committed music industry hari-kari by biting the hand that fed her. Kelly, after two successful CD's has become the all knowing, all-powerful OZ. From being a waitress to best selling music artist has transformed her into a music business expert. The Spoof
Kelly Clarkson's Album hits internet early: Clarkson, however, is not a very experienced lyricist. So the pain she is trying to convey on "My December" is often not very effectively rendered. Unlike confessional songwriters like Carly Simon or even Alanis Morissette, Clarkson doesn't have a grasp of metaphor. She is more of an in-your-face songwriter. She also doesn't know when to stop beating a dead horse..... It's clear she's mad, bitter and resentful. But a lot of it seems like high school whining. Isn't art supposed to be about something more than this? Fox
Poor Ticket sales cause Kelly Clarkson to cancel arena tour: But the first single from "My December," the angry rock song "Never Again," was not a huge hit, and while it peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard chart, it quickly fell from the top 10 and is now at No. 17 Ny News
Posted by Geno at Wednesday, June 20, 2007