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Friday, November 28, 2008

Kelly Clarkson's New Max Martin, Dr. Luke Single Out Soon

It floors me that it's been four years—this very week, actually—since Kelly Clarkson's Breakaway album was released.

Think about all that's happened since then: George Bush's whole second term. Britney Spears had two kids, a divorce, a meltdown and a comeback. Take That got back together. Rihanna.

Breakaway is certified six times platinum in the U.S., and has sold over 12 million copies worldwide. Meanwhile, there hasn't been an album to cross the three million sales mark in 2008. Next year may well see the death of the album as we know it.

But in the meantime, not sure how I missed this, but the other week MTV interviewed producer Dr. Luke. He talked about a song called "My Life Would Suck Without You" which he and Max Martin recorded with Kelly for her upcoming album. He hinted that it could be her next single, though her rep had no comment.

Dr. Luke said, "After 'Since U Been Gone,' we wrote all these songs for Kelly. This one, which I think is the first single — we had the chorus a while ago and added the verse more recently."

God, "Since U Been Gone" certainly takes me back to Chart Rigger Year One. It captured #1 on my Top 15 Songs Of 2005 list that December.

The article hinted that the single could be out as early as December, or as late as January. Which is good. After My December, the world is ready for Kelly Clarkson again.

* Chart Rigger's Kelly Clarkson Banterview

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