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Kelly Clarkson Says “Invincible” Is “Powerful, Big & Strong”

Michael Becker/FOX Kelly Clarkson‘s career has included several anthems of empowerment, such as “Since U Been Gone” and “Stronger.”  Her latest hit, “Invincible,” is along those lines as well.  The song was co-written by, among others, Australian singer/songwriter Sia, but even with a pedigree like that, Kelly says it was a last-minute addition to her current album, Piece by Piece.... Read more

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Ellie Goulding Says Next Album Will Be “a Lot Bigger”

Louie Banks/InterscopeA lot has happened in the two and a half years since Ellie Goulding released her last album, Halcyon. Her song “Love Me Like You Do” from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack became a huge hit, she joined Taylor Swift’s friend squad and she’s rumored to be singing the new James Bond theme. Her world has gotten bigger, and she tells Billboard her next album will reflect that.... Read more

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Why Rachel Platten Didn't Take the Easy Way Out

Columbia RecordsRachel Platten struggled for 10 years to make it in the music business, and she’s finally hit the big time with her empowerment anthem, “Fight Song.”  But these day, singers don’t necessarily have to struggle: they can audition for The Voice or American Idol or other shows and try to get discovered that way.  So why didn’t Rachel do that?  Because she felt her journey wasn’t supposed to include the easy way out.... Read more

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