My December

  1. Kelly Clarkson Slams Clive Davis: 'I Refuse To Be Bullied'

    February 19, 2013 5:07 PM EST Kelly Clarkson is striking back at Sony Music’s chief creative officer Clive Davis, who makes some unsparing comments about the American Idol season one winner in his new memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life. Clive Davis Responds in War of Words Wit ...

  2. Chart Moves: Beatles For Sale on Billboard 200, Kelly Clarkson's 'Stronger' LP Hits 1 Million Sales

    December 28, 2012 4:14 PM EST It was a familiar story at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this past week, where Taylor Swift's "Red" held atop the chart for a sixth nonconsecutive stanza. The singer's album moved another 276,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundS ...

  3. Live Gets Social: Concert Biz Smartens Up with Social Media

    November 19, 2012 12:35 PM EST Just about every marketer in the live entertainment business is tapping into the transition from traditional to social/mobile marketing, including Live Nation Entertainment, the world's largest promoter. But as these means of marketing tak ...

  4. Kelly Clarkson Talks Next Album, 'Good Changes' at RCA, Downside to 'Duets'

    September 05, 2012 4:20 PM EDT Kelly Clarkson (center) flanked by National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell (left) and fellow NFL Anthems Artist Travie McCoy at the Pepsi NFL Anthems Kickoff Eve event in New York. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision for Hard Rock Inter ...

  5. Kelly Clarkson Passes Carrie Underwood for All-Time Best-Selling Single by an American Idol

    July 05, 2012 8:09 AM EDT Carrie Underwood may have recorded "Independence Day," but it is Kelly Clarkson who made American Idol history yesterday, July 4, as the latest sales figures from Nielsen SoundScan confirm her current hit, "Stronger (What Doesn' ...

  6. 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    March 28, 2012 10:55 AM EDT "The Hunger Games" soundtrack debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, having sold 175,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first theatrical film soundtrack to top the chart since "Michael ...

  7. Kelly Clarkson's 'Ron Paul Sales Bump' Debunked: Her Sales Actually Dropped Last Week

    January 05, 2012 6:45 PM EST Kelly Clarkson's endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Dec. 28 may have helped draw attention to the original "American Idol" champion, but despite multiple reports from other news sites, it did little to help ...

  8. iTunes Preparing For Broad Latin American Launch

    December 01, 2011 2:25 PM EST Following its successful foray into Mexico, iTunes is preparing to launch in other Latin American countries by year's end or by the first quarter at the latest, say sources familiar with the conversations. An iTunes spokesperson declined to c ...

  9. Business Matters: The Message in Live Nation's Q3 Earnings: Breathe Easy

    November 03, 2011 9:10 PM EDT The Message in Live Nation's Q3 Earnings: Breathe Easy -- As the bellwether of the concert business, Live Nation is looked upon as an indication of the health of live music. With continued economic problems in the U.S. and elsewhere, people h ...

  10. Kelly Clarkson Talks Bygone Label Drama, New LP and Why She's Now 'Stronger'

    October 25, 2011 12:01 PM EDT When Kelly Clarkson held a for-fans-only show at L.A.'s famed Troubadour (capacity: 500) on Oct. 19, a moment stood out. It wasn't during the chorus of "Since U Been Gone," which was, as always, met with a room full of frenetic ...

  11. Business Matters: EMI/iTunes '69-Cent Songs' Promotion A Hit At iTunes

    March 18, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Lots Of Love For EMI/iTunes '69-Cent Songs' Promotion -- Usually it's rare to see a lot of songs priced under $1.29 on iTunes' list of its current top 200 tracks. Earlier this week, however, 32 songs priced at $0.69 were on the ...

  12. Business Matters: First-Week Sales Are Now One-Fourth Of An Album's First-Year Sales

    March 09, 2011 4:15 PM EST First-Week Sales Are Now One-Fourth of an Album's First Year Sales -- How important are an album's first-week sales? In the first calendar year of an album's release, first-week sales accounted for 24.5% of an album's sales in ...

  13. Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson Go Back Home in New 'Idol' Winners Special

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST All nine "American Idol" winners, from Kelly Clarkson to Lee DeWyze, traveled to their hometowns and reflected on what life has been like since being crowned America's favorite singer on "AI: Welcome Home," a special that ...

  14. PRS Report Says U.K. Music Industry Up 5% In 2009

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. music industry has performed well during turbulent times. In fact, it was up 5% last year, according to a new report by U.K. collecting society PRS For Music. In "Adding Up the U.K. Music Industry for 2009," Will Page and Chris ...

  15. Australian Music Market Up 4.8% In 2009

    February 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST The record business down under is on the ascent. Full-year 2009 trade figures issued today (Feb. 3) by labels body ARIA show a 4.8% gain in wholesale revenue to $446.1 million Australian ($395 million), powered by a booming digital music sector an ...

  16. TV Special Lifts Rod Stewart's U.K. Sales

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rod Stewart's new J/Sony Music Entertainment set "Soulbook" is heading back to the top 10 in the U.K. following strong ratings for his TV special on ITV1. According to J/Sony Music, mid-week sales have increased 95% on the previous ...

  17. Susan Boyle's First-Week U.S. Album Sales Projected At 550K+

    November 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.S. music retailers say they are realizing Susan Boyle’s dreams, as her album “I Dreamed A Dream” is blowing up way beyond sales expectations. Label and distribution executives, meanwhile, project that based on early sales returns at the big box ...

  18. U2 Draws A 'Line' Atop European Top 100 Albums

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 starts a second week atop Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey with "No Line on the Horizon" (Mercury/Universal), while Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" (Interscope/Universal) secures a fourth week at No. 1 on Europe ...

  19. Kelly Clarkson Tops Billboard 200

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson nets her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as her fourth effort, "All I Ever Wanted" (19/RCA), climbs in to the penthouse with 255,000. Her first chart-topper came with her debut set, "Thankful," which bega ...

  20. Kelly Clarkson Conquers Billboard 200 With Second No. 1 Album

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson bows atop the Billboard 200 with her second No. 1 album, "All I Ever Wanted," shifting 255,000. It's her fourth album overall, but her first chart-topper since her "Thankful" debut in 2003 . . . Other big ar ...

  21. Kelly Clarkson On Track For Second No. 1 Album

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It looks like Kelly Clarkson will score her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 next week, as her fourth release, "All I Ever Wanted" (19/RCA/RMG), led Nielsen SoundScan's March 11 Building chart. Industry prognosticators sugges ...

  22. Opinion: Ticketmaster-LN Hearing Was Great Internet TV

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rife with grandstanding, posturing, a stunning lack of understanding of the industry on the part of politicians, humor, compelling characters and no small amount of drama, the subcommittee on antitrust, competition policy and consumer rights heari ...

  23. Kelly Clarkson To Break Hot 100 Record

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kelly Clarkson will make history on this week's Billboard Hot 100, to be posted tomorrow (Jan. 29) on Billboard.biz, with the largest leap to No. 1 in the chart's 50-year history. Her new single, "My Life Would Suck Without You,&quo ...

  24. Strong Q4 Sales For U.K. Biz

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST The recorded music market in the U.K. benefited from a strong showing in the fourth quarter of 2008, contributing to an overall volume decline of 3.2% in album sales year-on-year. Album sales fell from 138.1 million in 2007 to 133.6 million last y ...

  25. New Kelly Clarkson Single Due Next Month

    December 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kelly Clarkson's new single, "My Life Would Suck Without You," will hit U.S. radio outlets Jan. 19. The track will introduce her fourth, as-yet-untitled studio album, due March 17 from RCA. Although a track list has yet to be announ ...

  26. Exclusive: Cohl, Rapino Talk Live Nation Plans

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's official: Michael Cohl has resigned as chairman of the board of Live Nation, and also vacates his post as CEO of Live Nation Artists, effective immediately. Negotiations for Cohl's resignation were finalized today (June 20); he will ...

  27. Aussie Biz Tightens In 2007

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Australian recorded music industry shrunk by almost 10% last year. In wholesale value, the market declined by 9.68% to A$462.2 million ($428.5 million), according to figures released today by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA ...

  28. McEntire, Clarkson Sharing Band On Tour

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson's upcoming "2 Worlds 2 Voices Tour" will find the pair joining forces to share one band, one stage and plenty of hits. The 15-city tour, which will include stops in Louisville, Indianapolis, Norfolk, ...

  29. Miley Cyrus Doubles Up at No. 1

    July 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It was a showdown between two of America's sweethearts for No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week. In one corner, Disney Channel's Miley Cyrus and in the other, "American Idol" champ Kelly Clarkson ... In the end, Cyrus came out ...

  30. Clarkson Exits The Firm, Signs With Starstruck

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson has signed with Nashville-based Starstruck Entertainment for management. Clarkson's career was previously handled by Jeff Kwatinetz at the Firm in Los Angeles. Starstruck Entertainment is currently home to country artists Reba ...

  31. Does Kelly Clarkson's 'My December' Have Any Hits?

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson: "My December" Producer: Dave Kahne Label: RCA Release Date: June 26 Despite the tabloid drama surrounding "My December," what counts here is: Are there hits? The vinegar-and-pissed-off "Never Again," w ...

  32. Low Ticket Sales Sink Clarkson's Summer Tour

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson has postponed her summer arena tour after lower-than-expected ticket sales forced the artist to reconfigure the show's "size and scope," according to a statement. The outing was supposed to begin July 11 in Portland, ...

  33. Aussie Biz Grows In 2006

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Surging digital sales and a banner year for local repertoire underpinned massive volume growth in the Australian record market in 2006. The Australian wholesale music market grew in volume by 27.12% to more than 80 million units last year compared ...

  34. EMI Signs Co-Pub Deal With Kelly Clarkson

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT RCA artist co-wrote next single. EMI Music Publishing has landed a worldwide co-publishing deal with Kelly Clarkson. Clarkson co-wrote six songs on her current RCA album "Breakaway," which has sold more than 1.8 million units in the U.S. ...

  35. EMI Signs Co-Pub Deal With Kelly Clarkson

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has landed a worldwide co-publishing deal with Kelly Clarkson. EMI Music Publishing has landed a worldwide co-publishing deal with Kelly Clarkson. Clarkson co-wrote six songs on her current RCA album "Breakaway," whi ...