Kelly Clarkson Sets 'Piece By Piece' Release Date

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Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson has announced the release date of Piece By Piece, her sixth studio album and follow-up to 2011's Stronger. The new LP, which was preceded by the single "Heartbeat Song," is due out March 3 on RCA Records.

"Heartbeat Song" has also received a new lyric video, ahead of its soon-to-be-released official music video. Check it out below:

Piece By Piece is Clarkson's first album in over three years, although the former American Idol champ has been busy in the interim: 2012 brought a best-of compilation, Greatest Hits - Chapter One, while the following year included the release of Clarkson's first holiday album, Wrapped In Red. Clarkson also became a mom since her last official album, giving birth to River Rose last June.

"Heartbeat Song" debuted at No. 37 on last week's Hot 100 chart, while the interest in the single helped Clarkson debut at No. 45 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart. The new single scored the third-best Hot 100 debut of Clarkson's 25 career entries.