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Songs That Speak From The Heart

10/10/2015 2:00pm EDT
Incredibly Heartfelt Songs Of 2015, Vol. 1
People tend to relate to a person more of if they speak from the heart, hence adding more legitimacy and passion to their words. The same could be said about music – people relate more if the song is heartfelt. Over the course of 2015, there have been numerous heartfelt songs – too many to cover in just one article! The 15 songs that grace this list all have that personal, heartfelt touch, making them rise above other, less notably touching songs. Folks, prepare for those heartstrings to be tugged!

1) Jazmine Sullivan, “Forever Don’t Last” (Reality Show)

“I had high hopes for us bab...

Friends Glad Kelly Clarkson Cancelled Tour Dates -- See Why

10/10/2015 9:48am EDT
Kelly Clarkson
On Sept. 30, Kelly Clarkson revealed that she was canceling the remaining dates of her 2015 "Piece By Piece" tour due to vocal strain. According to a new report, friends are glad she made that decision because her second pregnancy is causing some health concerns.

Even though a doctor ordered her to rest her voice, Clarkson, 33, has reportedly been struggling with her pregnancy weight as well.

A source told the National Enquirer: "It’s just as well that she’s taking the time out because everyone is worried about her pregnancy and this is the safe thing to do.”

Clarkson, 33, revealed in A...

These Battle Songs Will Help You Persevere

10/4/2015 1:00pm EDT
12 Songs That Will Have You Ready For Battle
Ladies and gentlemen, get prepared to put on your armor – we’re going to battle! No, not really, but the songs featured in this article all center around battles, with some expanding to full out war. These battle songs all have a common thread – resolve – the willingness to persevere even if there are “scars” when it’s all said and done. Enjoy these 12, mostly uplifting battle songs! “Fight” songs weren’t included; only battle and war songs.

1) Bullet For My Valentine, “You Want a Battle? (Here’s a War)” (Venom, 2015)

“I will not take this anymore / these words will never be ignore...

Health Issue Forces Kelly Clarkson To Cancel Remaining Tour

10/1/2015 11:13am EDT
Kelly Clarkson Cancels Remainder Of Tour Due To Vocal Issues, Wi
Kelly Clarkson has been forced by doctors to cancel the remaining dates of her 2015 "Piece By Piece" tour due to vocal strain. Will she be able to sing again?

Clarkson made the announcement on Sept. 30 in a statement on her website.

She cited vocal rest behind the quick decision, following doctor's orders that said she needs to not overuse her voice throughout the end of the year.

"I am truly sorry that I have to cancel the remainder of my tour dates. I was so looking forward to sharing this tour with all my amazing fans in Canada and the UK. Unfortunately my doctor is telling me I have ...

Celeb Rumors: Whitney Houston Hologram, Kendall Jenner's New Beau & More!

9/12/2015 9:08am EDT
Rumor Patrol: Whitney Houston Hologram Tour To Debut In 2016, Ke
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Kelly Clarkson Cancels Hot-Ticket Tour: Singer Kelly Clarkson has pushed her voice to such extremes during her latest tour, including blistering covers of tunes such as Prince's "Purple Rain," Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" and 'NSYNC's "Bye Bye Bye," that she has lost almost all her ability to sing. But did she have to cancel her entire tour?

Verdict: True! Clarkson has been forced to cancel at least ...

Check Out These 12 Sobering Songs...Will They Make You Stop Drinking?

9/5/2015 2:00pm EDT
12 Songs All About 'Sobriety'
Demons are everywhere. Okay not literally, but metaphorically. One demon that often entices is the “bottle,” aka alcohol in some form or fashion. Don’t get it twisted – alcohol can be marvelous and incite fun times in moderation. That said it can also be destructive. When it becomes destructive or counterproductive, then the “sober up” has to happen – the hangover must end.

So what does any of this have to do with 12 Songs All About 'Sobriety'? Well now… Basically, these songs all approach sobriety from a variety of angles. Sometimes being sober is seen in a positive light, while o...

Happy Or Sad, These Songs Will Bring You To Tears

8/23/2015 2:00pm EDT
14 Songs That’ll Bring You To Tears
Sometimes you’ve just got to break down…crying that is. Tears can be therapeutic in both depressed and jubilant circumstances. The 14 songs that grace this list all encompass tears in different capacities, whether the context is happy or sad or the “tears” themselves are more metaphorical. Regardless, these songs need to be spinning on any and everybody’s tearful playlist!

1) Faith Evans, “Tears Of Joy” (R&B Divas, 2012)

Faith Evans indeed has “tears of joy” on her moving song of the same title. This is not a sad song in the least as Evans doesn’t reference pain, but jubilance, exu...

Are These Songs On Your List For Best (So Far) This Year?

7/5/2015 11:00am EDT
25 Best Songs Of 2015 (So Far)
Ah, the time has come to examine the best songs of 2015. In an age where records dominate as opposed to the albums themselves, there is always an abundance of terrific songs to choose from. But when it’s all said and done, one or more of those terrific songs is always going to get left off, no matter how long the list is, so if your favorite isn’t here, that might be the reason why. So here goes nothing – 25 of the best songs of 2015… so far! And by the way, if a song appears from 2014, it is because it blew up in 2015 or its parent album is from 2015.

1) The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Fac...

Ed Sheeran's Fans Will See Fireworks At 4th of July Performance

7/1/2015 2:28pm EDT
Ed Sheeran, Brad Paisley, Kelly Clarkson Headline 'Macy's 4th Of
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular is must-see TV this weekend, especially if you are a fan of singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, country music star Brad Paisley or Grammy Award winning singer Kelly Clarkson. NBC's annual Fourth of July party begins at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Saturday, and features an amazing lineup of performances, and a fireworks display that will light up your family room.

Ed Sheeran's teen fans won't have to sit in front of their TV to see him perform hit songs like "Thinking Out Loud" and "Don't." NBC will be live streaming the Macy's 4th of July show online via the Watch AB...

2015's Most Underrated Songs

6/28/2015 3:00pm EDT
25 Most Underrated Songs Of 2015 (So Far)
Not every record ends up being a hit. In fact if you think about it, only a select few songs end up with the distinction of hit status. The songs featured on this list are terrific, but none of them have been profound in the commercial department. Arguably, the best way to describe these songs are ‘underrated’ – they are the ‘unsung heroes’ of the year as well as their artist’s respective album. All deserve the same respect if not more than the hits, but they can always bask in their critical acclaim. These are the most underrated songs of 2015…so far.

The underrated songs chosen are ...

Hit Songs Written For Other Artists

6/10/2015 9:35pm EDT
These Hit Pop Songs Were Meant For Other Artists
Sometimes your favorite songs aren’t always what they seem. One Direction, Kelly Clarkson, and even Britney Spears are amongst the many who have some amazing songs in their catalog that weren’t exactly intended for their voices at all. But all’s well that ends well, right?

At the end of day, we have those songs for our listening pleasure, and some cool history to go along with them. Check out some of the best songs that you didn’t know were originally for somebody else.

One Direction - "Tell Me A Lie"

One Direction have come a long way since their debut album,'Up All Night,' was released...

Awesome Pop Collaborations You Might Have Missed

5/17/2015 11:00am EDT
10 Pop Collaborations You Don’t Wanna Miss
Is there anything better than a terrific pop collaboration in your life? Yeah, don’t answer that…Maybe a duet or collaborative performance isn’t your idea of something life changing, but everyone knows that good music can make a bad day better. Some terrific pop collaborations came out of late 2014 and 2015 and if you somehow missed the hotness of these tracks, well they’re right her for the taking folks! Here are 10 pop collaborations you DON’T wanna miss!

1) Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!” (Uptown Special, 2015)

Did you really think this wouldn’t top the list? Duh! ...

Do You Remember These 'Idol' Hit Songs?

5/13/2015 5:03pm EDT
10 Of The Biggest Hits From 'American Idol' Contestants
Say it ain’t so! The popular singing competition, ‘American Idol,’ will be ending after its 15th season in 2016, and honestly, it’s a little hard to believe. Since its inception in 2002, American Idol has been a staple in not only reality shows, but pop music as a whole, and it’s just not going to be the same once it’s gone.

This is no time for sadness, though -- it isn’t gone just yet. So, in the meantime, we should celebrate some of the biggest hits that have spawned from the show’s contestants. There’s been a lot of them, and they’re all fantastic for a ton of different reasons.


Happy Mother's Day -- 11 New Moms Enjoying The Holiday For The First Time

5/10/2015 11:47am EDT
Blake Lively
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds welcomed their first child in December 2014, and the actress is celebrating her very first Mother's Day on Sunday.

Last month the actress showed off her impeccable style, looking radiant as she made a triumphant return to the red carpet to promote her new film The Age of Adaline, in which she portrays a woman who stops aging after an accident. She stars oppopsite Harrison Ford.

Lively is one of a handful of stars enjoying their first of many Mother's Days to come as she celebrates with daughter James.

Check out the video below and click through to see more ...

Kelly Clarkson Opens Up About Weight & Not Scheduling Sex

4/16/2015 8:42am EDT
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Kelly Clarkson opens up about her relationship with husband Brandon Blackstock, the media's obsession with her weight and more in the new issue of Redbook.

"Brandon is not my other half. He's a whole and I'm a whole. I've never believed in someone taking care of me, and that's probably because I grew up poor and without a lot of family stability," she explains.

The couple has an eight-month-old daughter, River, and the singer is also stepmom to Blackstock's two children. Despite being a busy family, Clarkson makes her husband (and their sex life) one of her top priorities.

"I always swor...

Fox Host Apologizes To Kelly Clarkson

4/6/2015 8:24am EDT
Chris Wallace: 'I Sincerely Apologize' For Those Kelly Clarkson
On Friday, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace made a couple of very mean comments regarding singer Kelly Clarkson's weight.

On Saturday, the Internet happened.

And on Sunday, he made a full public apology. Pretty speedy turnaround, huh?

Here's what Wallace said, in a statement to People.

"I sincerely apologize to Kelly Clarkson for my offensive comment. I admire her remarkable talent and that should have been the focus of any discussion about her."

Now, here's where the offending statements occured. This Friday,Wallace was on "The Mike Gallagher Show," trading barbs with host Mike Gallagher...

Kelly Clarkson Grooves At The Grove

4/2/2015 9:34am EDT
Kelly Clarkson Gives Impromptu Performance In LA On April Fool's
Kelly Clarkson gave a surprise performance at The Grove in Los Angeles, Calif., on Wednesay morning, performing several songs as part of a mini concert.

The 32-year-old star performed in conjunction with Chevrolet's #BestDayEver campaign, which aims to reinvigorate its brand through positive pranks. This April Fool's Day "prank" was pretty neat!

The former "American Idol" winner wore emerald green skirt, a spotted white blouse and matching white heels. She belted out tunes including "Since You've Been Gone" and her latest hit, "Heartbeat Song." Clarkson kicked off the impromptu performanc...

Rumor Patrol: Find Out What Rumors Over The Week Were True Or Not

3/14/2015 2:00pm EDT
Rumor Patrol: Kelly Clarkson's Pregnancy Announcement, Kim Karda
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Kim Kardashian's Platinum Hair Cost How Much?: Rumor has it that Kim Kardashian's radical new look set the reality star back a pretty penny. While most people scoff at the price of a color at the salon, what Kim K. paid for her new hue went way beyond what a bottle at the drugstore costs!

Verdict: True! Want Lori Goddard, one of the colorists responsible for Kim's new color, told Us Weekly the "Keepi...

Music You'll Never Run From

3/13/2015 2:02pm EDT
21 Songs You Don’t Wanna ‘Run’ From!
Some music turns you off the first time you hear it makes you wanna run from it, never to be annoyed or turned off by it again. And then there’s the good stuff, those songs that you would never, ever run from. This list is filled with the good stuff – songs that you embrace, and spin over and over on your iPod. Here are 21 songs you don’t wanna ‘run’ from!

1) Pink Floyd, “Run Like Hell” (The Wall, 1979)

Doesn’t the title say it all, honestly? “Run, Run, Run… you better run all day / and run all night.” It’s like “Run Forrest, runnnnn!”

2) Kelly Clarkson featuring John Legend, “...

Kelly Clarkson Has Done It Again!

3/12/2015 11:30am EDT
Kelly Clarkson Takes 'Piece By Piece' To The Top Of The Charts
Kelly Clarkson has done it again y’all – that is scored the number one album on the Billboard 200. What is almost harder to believe is that over the course of seven albums, Piece By Piece is only Clarkson’s third to open in the penthouse. Were the sales stellar? Absolutely not – the sales were below par. Clarkson sold only 83,000 copies in album sales (97,000 in total impact which is so-so). Compare the 83,000 copies to the opening of Clarkson’s last album, Stronger, which debuted at number two but sold a more robust 163,000 copies, even less notable than her album before that. Still, a...

Kelly Clarkson Looks To The 80s For Inspiration On New Album

3/9/2015 2:15pm EDT
Kelly Clarkson - Piece by Piece
“Now I am invincible / No, I ain’t a scared little girl no more.” Indeed on seventh album Piece By Piece, Kelly Clarkson shows why she has had staying power long beyond her days as the first American Idol winner. Piece By Piece is a flashback to the 80s – filled with dance, new wave, and stylistic cues popular ‘back in the day.’ Ultimately, it’s another sound offering from Clarkson, though not necessarily the crème de la crème of her discography.

“Heartbeat Song” initiates Piece By Piece. As expected, it features a big chorus, a perfect match for Clarkson’s pipes. Not overdone, “Heartb...

10 Reasons Why Kelly Clarkson Rocks!

3/8/2015 1:00pm EDT
10 Reasons Why Kelly Clarkson Rocks Our Socks Off!
Who do we all love? K-E-L-L-Y C-L-A-R-K-S-O-N. What’s that spell – Kelly Clarkson! How can you help but not cheer for Kelly? There are so many reasons why the pop chanteuse makes us smile beam. Just like she says on her song “Invincible” from her seventh album Piece By Piece, “Now I am invincible / another perfect storm!” You better say that Kelly! Here are 10 reasons why Kelly Clarkson rocks our socks off and guess what – there could be even more!

1) The Voice of course!

Does this need any explanation? Of course not! Everybody knows that Kelly Clarkson can sing her ‘you-know-wha...

Yup, Kelly Clarkson Hooked Up With Her 'American Idol' Co-Star

3/6/2015 6:23pm EST
Kelly Clarkson Confesses She & Justin Guarini Dated 'A Little Bi
Kelly Clarkson has opened up about a past romance -- she dated her fellow "American Idol" co-star Justin Guarini way back when.

During an interview on "Watch What Happens Live," host Andy Cohen asked if the pair ever hooked up, and the singer clarified: "We didn't date during 'Idol,' which everybody thought we were dating."

The pair, who came in first and second place during the first season of the singing competition, went on to make the 2003 romantic comedy "From Justin To Kelly," which brought them closer.

Clarkson plays "Plead The Fifth" on WWHL:

"I feel like we weren't dating dur...

What Does Kelly Clarkson Think Of People Calling Her Fat?

3/5/2015 5:33pm EST
Kelly Clarkson Responds To Viscious Fat-Shaming Comments In A Re
Kelly Clarkson insists she's happy, confident and "feeling good" despite reading some nasty comments about her weight this weekend. The singer appeared on "The Graham Norton Show" on Friday and was brutally criticized online. Controversial British writer Katie Hopkins wrote on Twitter, "Jesus, what happened to Kelly Clarkson? Did she eat all of her backing singers? Happily I have wide-screen."

Hopkins, who was once dubbed "The Most Hated Woman In Britain," didn't stop there.

The Sun columnist added, "Look chubsters, Kelly Clarkson had a baby a year ago. That is no longer baby weight. T...

Jimmy Fallon And Kelly Clarkson Perform A Medley Of Classic Duets (Watch!)

3/3/2015 3:12pm EST
Kelly Clarkson And Jimmy Fallon Run Through The 'History Of Duet
Kelly Clarkson joined Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show" Monday night to promote her new album, "Piece By Piece."

Before Kelly performed for the audience, Jimmy mentioned that he read an article recently in which the former American Idol winner said she struggles to find people to duet with.

"I don't understand, I would love to do a duet with Kelly Clarkson," Fallon said.

"Did somebody say duet?" Clarkson said as she emerged from backstage.

The two then went into a medley of the history of duets, which we hope ends up as a recurring bit on the show, much like Fallon and pal Justin Timbe...

Kelly Clarkson Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week In Music

3/3/2015 8:59am EST
Kelly Clarkson Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week In Music
Ah, March is upon us in all its glory – sense the sarcasm? The first release week of March is somewhat quiet save for just one preeminent release. That preeminent release happens to be by pop’s it girl Kelly Clarkson, who drops Piece By Piece. Other than Clarkson, there are four other albums to check out this week, even if they are ‘under the radar’ per se.

1) Kelly Clarkson, Piece By Piece (RCA)

The first American Idol victor releases her sixth studio album (seventh album overall if you include holiday effort Wrapped In Red in the mix). Piece By Piece marks Kelly Clarkson’s first ...

Kelly Clarkson Shows Off Daughter River Rose

3/1/2015 9:01am EST
Kelly Clarkson People
Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson went from being music's most proudly outspoken Miss Independent to a married mom of three in less than one year.

In this week's cover story, Clarkson, 32, opens up to PEOPLE about motherhood to 8-month-old daughter River Rose with husband Brandon Blackstock, 38, and her step kids Savannah and Seth.

While her career continues to flourish - her sixth studio album, "Piece by Piece," debuts on March 3 and a world tour kicks off later this year - she says it's now "in a little sidecar" next to her life with Blackstock and their kids.

"I love what I do, but I feel ...

Kelly Clarkson 'Cried For A Solid Hour' Over This Project

2/26/2015 11:06am EST
Kelly Clarkson Cried And Pleaded To Get Out Of Making 'From Just
Kelly Clarkson revealed a few personal tidbits about herself in a recent feature with Us Weekly, including how she felt about making the 2003 film "From Justin To Kelly."

Hint: she wasn't thrilled about the project.

"I cried for a solid hour on the phone with the creator of American Idol and pleaded to be let out of the contract that said I had to film From Justin to Kelly," she confessed to the magazine in which she lists 25 things you may not know about her.

Clarkson made the film after winning the first season of "American Idol," and runner-up Justin Guarini was her co-star. The film ...

Why Is Reba McEntire Defending Daughter-In-Law Kelly Clarkson?

2/22/2015 11:00am EST
Reba McEntire Defends Daughter-In-Law Kelly Clarkson's Weight
Kelly Clarkson's mother-in-law, Reba McEntire, defended the singer against a recent backlash about her weight since the birth of her daughter, River Rose.

McEntire is married to manager Narvel Blackstock, and her step-son Brandon Blackstock recently welcomed his first child with Clarkson.

“She's a doll," McEntire said of baby River to Entertainment Tonight.

"She's been in London with her mom and dad and her granddad because my husband manages myself and Kelly. So they've been very busy and that's given a lot of together time for Narvel and River. And he's loving every minute of it. He se...

Kelly Clarkson Announces New Album

1/5/2015 8:19am EST
Kelly Clarkson Teases Fans With Hints And Clues About New Album
It's been two years since Kelly Clarkson released an album- and even that was just a Christmas album, "Wrapped in Red" (psshhhhhh... barely even counts).

Now, the "Stronger" singer has finally announced another studio album. Over the weekend, she took to Twitter to tell the world that, yes, we'll be hearing more from her.

Clarkson first revealed the album's genre: pop, with slight touches of rock, country, R&B and dance music.

People keep asking. My next album is pop. But I am always influenced by music I love, which is pop-rock/country/r&b/dance #whoknowswhatsnext

— Kelly Clarkson...