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Kelly to Clive:

Shove It!

5/8/2007 6:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kelly Clarkson vs. Clive Davis"Idol" champ Kelly Clarkson has used her music muscle against her record label head, Clive Davis -- and won!

Well-connected record company sources tell TMZ that Clive likes to exercise "creative control" over artist recordings and wasn't happy at all with Kelly's latest album, "My December." There are unconfirmed reports Clive wanted to shelve the entire album. TMZ has confirmed that the 75-year-old music mogul asked for "significant" changes and wanted to put the brakes on the CD. But Clarkson wasn't having any of it -- especially since she wrote/co-wrote all the tracks on the record.

Sources tell us that Clarkson stood up to him and flat out refused to give in, and in the end she got her way.

One source told TMZ there is "deep tension" between Clarkson and Davis, adding, "She's definitely upset, but she's not a stupid girl."
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"My December" drops July 24. Kelly performed one of the album's tracks on "Today" this morning.



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31.

blair    

No, please continue MaMaMe. These idiots dont get it!! Clive Davis has won three Grammy Awards. At the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards in 2000 he won Best Rock Album and Album of the Year for producing Carlos Santana's "Supernatural". At the 48th Annual Grammy Awards in 2006 he won Best Pop Vocal Album for Producing Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway". Clive is also resposible for: Whitney Houston, singer-songwriter Barry Manilow, Dionne Warwick, Monica, Gary Glitter, Exposé, Angie Aparo, Sarah McLachlan, Annie Lennox, saxophonist Kenny G, rappers The Notorious B.I.G. and Sean "Puffy" Combs, Aretha Franklin, Toni Braxton, Air Supply, Ace of Base, The Alpha Band, The Grateful Dead, TLC, Willie Nile, Bay City Rollers, Nona Hendryx, American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino, and Patti Smith among others. In the 1970s, Arista also had an extensive jazz line, most notably its Freedom imprint, concentrating on contemporary, sometimes avant-garde, musicians and widely praised reissues from the legendary Savoy label.
I have a feeling Kelly should have listened to the old Clivester. HA!!!

2688 days ago
32.

hello, it    

Love the "Never Again" song and vidio. Heavy or thin, the girl can sing!

2688 days ago
33.

chicago    

her new song rocks
you and perez are retarded and the poll you gave is proving it

2688 days ago
34.

tba    

Clive Davis was putting out hit albums many years before Clarkson was a glint in her mother and or father's eyes. He's a legend who knows something about the music business. Maybe Clarkson will ultimately be right; but, if she's wrong, she'll put a big dent in her carreer and damage a relationship with Davis that any new singer/songwriter would hand over their first born to have.

2688 days ago
35.

Tricia    

Kelly wrote “Because of You”, “Behind These Hazel Eyes”, “Walk Away”, “Miss Independent”…. She also writes her own video treatments, which are HUGELY popular. She’s also the one who changed the arrangement on Since U Been Gone and made it the Grammy award-winning hit. She also pushed for certain songs from the Breakaway album to be released…. When Kelly listened to Clive she had only minor hits and people started to think she was a one hit wonder. When she started doing things her own way and dumped Simon Fuller/ 19 Entertainment as her management, and put her stamp on the second album, she became one of the biggest selling artists of 2005 and sold 11 million Breakaway CD’s worldwide. Clive needs to wise up and start listening to Kelly. Kelly Clarkson is extremely down to earth and is so in touch with her fans that she knows exactly what they want. Her fans count her as family and treat her that way because she treats them that way. She’s the kind of star that will stop in the mall and just chat with you on her day off… If I had chance I’d say….she’s knows us Clive…she knows what we want… you don’t. Mr. Davis put your energy into launching Leona Lewis and stop bullying Kelly. Clarkson has done nothing but prove herself to you and the industry…over and over and over again.

2688 days ago
36.

febtober    

Kelly wrote the entire album herself- It sucks. Stick to what you know Kelly. You sing your songs, let the songwriters write them. http://collegecandy.com/2007/05/08/kelly-clarkson-youre-new-song-sucks/

2688 days ago
37.

Maggie    

Tricia, you are truly deluded if you think Kelly and Kelly alone wrote all her big hits from "Breakaway." Buy a clue. I think Clive Davis record speaks for itsself.

2688 days ago
38.

Summer    

how would u know if it was lousy or not? reviews didnt come out yet except for the song and they where great reviews.

2688 days ago
39.

cch    

actually, never again was said to NOT even be the best song on the album by RCA Executives. So theres a lot more to come! :-D Kelly wrote Behind These Hazel Eyes and Because of You and theyre both amongst her biggest songs. So now the last 4 songs are all kellys writing.

2688 days ago
40.

cch    

So her last 4 songs now are all songs she wrote. When you write songs at an early age like she did (4th grade), youre bound to write songs for your own albums. if it were someone who just sang and never wrote in their life then yeah id say clive is right. Props to you Kel

2688 days ago
41.

Danny    

Blechhhhh!!! I hate the song and she's a fat pig anyway. You go against Clive Davis and you're screwed. Get the popcorn!

2688 days ago
42.

Hailey    

I like Kelly, but she's getting HUGE

2688 days ago
43.

ann coulter    

she'll care when this album bombs. he hasn't been in the music biz for over 50 yrs. for nothin'. i've seen the first vid. boring song. been there, done that. and eye candy she shore ain't! she should stick to singing jingles for KFC. she should be heard but never seen! blech.

2688 days ago
44.

Your'e Fired!    

What a disgusting alteration of this photo....To use a perverted sex object as you have done, is SICK!!!! SHAME on your staff!!!!!!!

2688 days ago
45.

Your'e Fired!    

You are ALL sheep going OVER the cliff..............

2688 days ago
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