Kelly Clarkson, who recently released her critically acclaimed eighth studio album, Meaning of Life, is among the most popular artists of this era with total worldwide sales of more than 25 million albums and 36 million singles. The Texas-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter first came to fame in 2002 as the winner of the inaugural season ofAmerican Idol. Clarkson’s debut single, "A Moment Like This," followed and quickly went to #1 onBillboard’s Hot 100, ultimately ranking as the year’s best-selling single in the U.S.
Meaning of Lifeis the album Kelly Clarkson was destined to make with Atlantic Records, a collection of smart and sensual Soul-inspired Pop that immediately belongs among the legendary label’s classic canon. Released to critical acclaim,NewsdaypraisedMeaning of Lifeas "the best album of her career," whilePeoplecalled it“an impeccable blast of retro R&B." The Associated Pressdescribed the album as "the sound of freedom," withThe New York Timesconcurring that "her voice is as big as ever."Meaning of Lifefeatures GRAMMY-nominated first single “Love So Soft” and the show-stopping ballad "I Don’t Think About You" – both of which have become live show staples alongside Clarkson’s extensive catalog of hits.