KELLY CLARKSON DIDN'T RUSH GREATEST HITS:
Next week, Kelly Clarkson will become the first act from American Idol to release a greatest hits compilation. "Well, I hope no one would have beat me on that!" says Clarkson, who won the show's inaugural 2002 season at age 20. "That would have been sad."
Greatest Hits: Chapter One, out Nov. 19, not only includes hits Since U Been Gone, Breakaway and My Life Would Suck Without You, it contains three new tunes. Two of those have been released as singles to different radio formats...Catch My Breath to pop and Don't Rush, featuring vocals from Vince Gill, to country. Clarkson, now 30, wrote Catch My Breath with her musical director, Jason Halbert, specifically for the new compilation.
"When I found out that label wanted to release a greatest-hits project, I was like, 'I want to write something specifically to describe the arc and flow of how the last 10 years have been,'" she says.
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