Take a look at recent adult contemporary charts and you’ll find that some of the format’s biggest hits of the last few years have been by youngsters: Miley Cyrus. Adele. Taylor Swift. As a contemporary adult, I find the implications of that fact a little embarrassing, and a little sad. Then there’s Lady Antebellum, who landed the mother of all adult contemporary hits in the form of last year’s “Need You […]
So much for following your own muse. Much was made about Kelly Clarkson’s battle royale with label head Clive Davis when the time came to release her third album, My December.
Davis wasn’t so sure about the album’s commercial prospects. Kelly was proud of the album and her songwriting. Kelly won the battle, but Clive and his minions won the war.
My December sold just short of a million copies. Not a bad number at […]