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Kelly Clarkson performs during an American Idol broadcast in 2002.
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December 2, 2014 What makes one song sound like another? Sometimes it's coincidence; sometimes it's plagiarism. And sometimes, it's the byproduct of deliberate craftsmanship.
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Kelly Clarkson's new holiday album is titled Wrapped in Red.
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November 15, 2013 Whether glossy and heartfelt (Clarkson's Wrapped in Red) or earnest and playful (Lowe's Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All the Family), these albums can help conjure a holiday mood in the month before Christmas.
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Ryan Tedder performs with OneRepublic in 2011.
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January 15, 2012 As a songwriter and producer, Tedder has crafted smash singles for Adele, Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson and others, as well as for his own band, OneRepublic.
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Kelly Clarkson's new album is Stronger.
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January 7, 2012 Clarkson has come a long way since winning the first American Idol way back in 2002, but the road hasn't always been easy.
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The fictional band from This Is Spinal Tap plays a real-life concert in 1984. Nigel Tufnel, the guitarist played by Christopher Guest, favored amplifiers whose volume could be cranked up to 11.
November 9, 2011 In honor of Nigel Tufnel, the Spinal Tap guitarist who cranked his amps past 10, this week's show is all about the songs that sound best when played at top volume.
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November 3, 2011 The former American Idol winner has just released her fifth album, Stronger. Rock critic Ken Tucker says the record doesn't contain Clarkson's strongest material, but still shows off her powerful vocal cords.
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Jennifer Lopez onstage at Mohegan Sun on Oct. 22 — unfortunately without her ex-lookalikes.
October 27, 2011 How can we know what's real and what is staged in the distant world of the super-famous?
Marina Diamandis of Marina and The Diamonds performs live at the Reading Festival on August 27, 2010 in Reading, England.
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September 28, 2010 Is it possible to sell a bunch of records and be an iconic female musician in 2010?
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September 20, 2010 The songwriter-producer has a all-access pass to the top of the charts, but what is it that makes a Dr. Luke song is hard to pin down.
MC Lyte inspired Tell Me More producer Jamila Bey to pick up the mic as MC Me.
September 2, 2010 MC Lyte has been an inspiration to many, many women. Who inspires you?
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