SET FOR 2015 PIECE BY PIECETOUR THIS SUMMER WITH SPECIAL GUESTS PENTATONIX AND ERIC HUTCHINSON
NEW YORK – GRAMMY® award winner Kelly Clarkson’s sixth studio album, Piece By Piece debuts at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart with over 97,200 total equivalent units. The album is also #1 on Billboard’s Current Albums Chart and marks Kelly’s third #1 on the Billboard Top 200. Overseas, Piece By Piece was Top 6 and in the UK, Canada and Australia and top 10 on iTunes in 21 countries including South Africa, Finland and New Zealand.
Kelly kicked off her US promotion with a profile on CBS Sunday Morning followed by a performance and skit on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, a performance on Good Morning America and panel spot on Watch What Happens Live. Critics have been raving about Piece By Piece with TIME saying it’s “a record that’s loaded with slick power-pop and uplifting empowerment anthems,” and Entertainment Weekly says, “it’s reminding fans of the powerhouse vocalist Clarkson is.” The Huffington Post said Piece By Piece, “is unmistakably Kelly Clarkson through and through. The hooks are big, her voice is booming and the lyrics are both personal and universal. Kelly also graced the cover of People Magazine, the cover of USA Today’s Life section and had features with Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times, TIME, Vulture, Elle, Glamour and many more.
Last week Kelly announced her 2015 Piece By Piece Tour. The 38-city tour, promoted exclusively by Live Nation, will start on July 11 in Hershey, PA. and culminate on September 20 in Camden, NJ. Joining Kelly on the tour will be recent GRAMMY® winners, Pentatonix, and singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson. For more information on the tour and specific on-sale dates, please visit www.KellyClarkson.com or www.LiveNation.com. Join the 2015 Piece By Piece Tour conversation at #PieceByPieceTour.
GRAMMY® Award-winner Kelly Clarkson has released 6 studio albums (Thankful, Breakaway, My December, All I Ever Wanted, Stronger, Piece By Piece), 1 Greatest Hits album, 1 Holiday album, sold over 20 million albums worldwide, and has had 10 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. She is the recipient of 3 GRAMMY® Awards, 4 American Music Awards, 3 MTV Video Music Awards, 2 Academy of Country Music Awards, and 1 CMA Award. Clarkson’s last studio effort Stronger was certified platinum, won the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album and produced the smash singles, “Mr. Know It All” and “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” which mark Kelly’s 9th and 10th Top 10 hit. “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” was #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart for two consecutive weeks (3 weeks total) marking her 3rd #1 on the Hot 100 chart. In 2013, Kelly released her very first Christmas album Wrapped In Red which debuted at #3 marking the biggest holiday album debut for a female since 2010 and is certified platinum.
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CURRENTLY #1 ON ITUNES CLASSICAL TOP ALBUM CHART; “STAY WITH ME”
ALSO #3 ON ITUNES CLASSICAL TOP SONGS CHART
In conjunction with today’s release, Olusola released the music video for the title track and original composition “Renegade.” For the past six days, he released a series video entitled “KOStory.” The 6 videos showcase interview footage of Kevin talking about his background and the making of the EP.
The 5 track EP also includes arrangements of John Legend’s “All Of Me” and Demi Lovato’s “Heart Attack,” as well “Julie-O”, which Olusola originally performed in 2011 via a YouTube video that garnered worldwide acclaim (and millions of YouTube views).
1. Julie – O
2. Renegade (Original Composition)
3. All of Me
4. Heart Attack
5. Stay With Me