"Here's to the future," says the 'American Idol' season one winner.
Kelly Clarkson -- who had been signed with Sony Music's RCA Records label since winning the first season of American Idol in 2002 -- announced on Friday, June 24 that she's moving to Atlantic Records as part of a long-term worldwide deal.
Clarkson's first order of business on the Warner Music Group label will to be record an album for 2017 that will draw on soul music and R&B for inspiration. "We have already started creating a record that I have been wanting to make since I was a little girl, and a record that fans have been asking me to make for years. Here's to the future!" the original Idol said in a statement.