Kelly Clarkson‘s album Piece By Piece has an official release date. Clarkson’s sixth album will drop on March 3rd. Earlier this month, Clarkson sent out a number of tweets in relation to her new project. The singer confirmed the new album will be pop influenced. Clarkson also said Piece By Piece will feature a duet with a “familiar” recording artist. She wouldn’t reveal who the artist was, but Clarkson mentioned she’s worked with the person in the past. The pop singer’s record label, RCA Records, announced the release date, along with the debut of her lyric video for “Heartbeat Song.” The song debuted at Number 37 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in its first week on the charts.
Clarkson became a household name after winning the first season of American Idol in 2002. Her debut single, “A Moment Like This” became the best selling single of 2002. Clarkson has released six studio albums including Thankful, Breakaway, and Stronger. She has accumulated several platinum albums, which total more than twenty million albums sold worldwide. The pop singer has headlined and co-headlined numerous worldwide tours. Clarkson embarked on her Independent Tour in 2004. Former American Idol contestant, Clay Aiken, joined her at some of the shows, and the tour earned a respective ten million dollars. Clarkson also co-headlined a tour with the legendary Reba McEntire in 2008. The 2 Worlds 2 Voices Tour involved cross-genres, considering Clarkson is a pop singer, and McEntire sings country music.
Ironically, Clarkson married McEntire’s stepson Brandon Blackstock in 2013. The couple welcomed a daughter, River Rose, in June of last year. Clarkson is a stepmom to her husbands’ two kids, Savannah and Seth. Blackstock is also Kelly Clarkson’s manager. Blackstock’s father manages Reba McEntire as well. Last year, Kelly Clarkson hosted a Christmas benefit show for her Fruition Fund, which helps fund Monroe Children’s Hospital, Monroe Harding Children’s Home, and Second Harvest Food Bank and Thistle Farms. The concert featured guest appearances from Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Martina McBride, Meghan Trainor, and other recording artists. The benefit raised $200,000 dollars. Trisha Yearwood matched the donations, bringing the charity’s total to $400,000 dollars. Kelly Clarkson laughed and said she was able to secure all of these big stars because of her famous mother-in-law.