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Watch This Incredible Kelly Clarkson Cover of Tracy Chapman's 'Give Me One Reason' Thursday, March 19, 2015

It's not like we needed a reminder that Kelly Clarkson is an incredible vocalist, but it's always a nice treat when she gives fans another piece of evidence. In this case, it's Clarkson covering Tracy Chapman's hit "Give Me One Reason" (and not for the first time). The performance is sparse, soulful, a little bit bluesy, and is begging to be listened to on repeat.Kelly Clarkson Q&A: The Pop Superstar on 'Piece By Piece' "I liked that one!" Clarkson declared with a laugh after she wrapped up the song. Us, too. Watch This Incredible Kelly Clarkson Cover of Tracy Chapman's 'Give Me One Reason'

Kelly Clarkson Covers Tracy Chapman's 'Give Me One Reason' [Watch] Thursday, March 19, 2015

Kelly Clarkson made a name for herself as a pop singer, but her recent cover of Tracy Chapman's 1996 hit "Give Me One Reason" suggests that she could have a future in the blues. During a visit to SiriusXM, Clarkson performed a cover of the iconic song. Her rendition was soulful, powerful and haunting. Like the original tune, Clarkson's version was soulful and blues-infused, but she added an extra layer of depth and spirit. Watch the video above to hear Clarkson's beautiful performance. Throughout the years, Clarkson has covered songs from a host of artists ranging from Katy Perry to Eminem, but ... album, Piece by Piece, on Feb. 27. Released through RCA Records, the album is her seventh studio album and the follow-up to her first Christmas album, Wrapped in Red from 2013. "Heartbeat Song," the first single from Piece by Piece, became a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The supporting Piece by Piece tour will kick off in July 2015. For more information about Clarkson's music and upcoming tour, visit her website.See Kelly Clarkson and Other Stars' Yearbook PhotosImage of Next: Kelly Clarkson Working on Country Album Kelly Clarkson Covers Tracy Chapman's 'Give Me One Reason' [Watch]

Watch Sam Smith Cover Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car" Thursday, September 4, 2014

The 1988 single "Fast Car" is the song that put Tracy Chapman on the map, and it's a time-capsule memory from a lost era where a sincere folk song about poverty could become a massive crossover hit. (The rap duo Nice & Smooth sampled it on "Sometimes I Rhyme Slow," one of the great forgotten hits of the early Def Jam era.) During a recent visit to the BBC Live Lounge, the enormous-faced Sam Smith followed the path laid down by so many coffeehouse open-mic-night singer-songwriters before him, trying out his own cover of "Fast Car." But unlike those coffeehouse types, he radically overhauled the song, with his band giving it a spacious lite-soul arrangement that gave Smith's voice plenty of room to maneuver. Check out Smith's live-in-studio cover below. Smith's album In The Lonely Hour is out now on Capitol. Watch Sam Smith Cover Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car"

Dolly Parton's 'Jolene' at 33RPM Sounds Like Tracy Chapman [Video] Thursday, April 24, 2014

Few have wondered what happens if you slow down Dolly Parton's hit song 'Jolene,' but the result turns out to be quite captivating. The singer's signature song becomes a broody folk ballad when spun on a turn table at 33RPM. Tracy Chapman, Jack White, Roy Orbison and Kenny Rogers in drag are a few artists YouTube commenters have compared this "new" version of the song to. At least one thought it was Cher, and quite a few like this version better than the 1973 oft-covered classic. Watch the video above and decide for yourself. While uploaded in 2010, the video has since gone viral thanks to a post on Reddit.Next: The Top 10 Dolly Parton Songs Dolly Parton's 'Jolene' at 33RPM Sounds Like Tracy Chapman [Video]

Kelly Clarkson and Chris Daughtry cover Tracy Chapman's 'Fast Car': An 'Idol'-ic duet Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Photos; Kent Miller/PR PhotosFans at aDaughtryconcert in Nashville this weekend were treated to a surprise drop-in from OGIdolwinner Kelly Clarkson, who came on stage to perform a sit-down acoustic duet with season-five fourth-place finisher Chris Daughtry. The song they performed? No"No Boundaries"for these kids; instead, the pair took on Tracy Chapman's ruminative 1988 dream-of-a-better-life ballad"Fast Car": As our ownIdoldreamerMichale Slezakposited today ... Kelly Clarkson and Chris Daughtry cover Tracy Chapman's 'Fast Car': An 'Idol'-ic duet

Tracy Chapman Announces New Album, 'Our Bright Future,' Out Nov. 11 Sunday, September 26, 2010

Our Bright Future, the new album from Tracy Chapman will be released by Elektra Records on November 11, 2008. Recorded this summer in Los Angeles, the album comprises 11 new songs written by Tracy and co-produced with Larry Klein (Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchell, Madeleine Peyroux). Our Bright Future is the eighth studio album from the multi-platinum, four-time Grammy-winner and her first since 2005's acclaimed Where You Live. Beginning with the 1988 release of her eponymous debut, Tracy has ... Tracy Chapman Announces New Album, 'Our Bright Future,' Out Nov.

Tracy Chapman Announces New Album, 'Our Bright Future,' Out Nov. 11 Thursday, July 15, 2010

Our Bright Future, the new album from Tracy Chapman will be released by Elektra Records on November 11, 2008. Recorded this summer in Los Angeles, the album comprises 11 new songs written by Tracy and co-produced with Larry Klein (Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchell, Madeleine Peyroux). Our Bright Future is the eighth studio album from the multi-platinum, four-time Grammy-winner and her first since 2005's acclaimed Where You Live. Beginning with the 1988 release of her eponymous debut, Tracy has ... Tracy Chapman Announces New Album, 'Our Bright Future,' Out Nov.

Tracy Chapman Praises Madonna's Longevity Friday, August 28, 2009

Blues singer Tracy Chapman has defended Madonna's continuing reign over the pop charts - insisting the Queen of Pop is battling deep-rooted sexism to stay current in the music industry. The Fast Car songwriter has spoken of her fears for ageing female artists, and praises the 50-year-old's ability to stay popular with fans of all ages - 25 years after first shooting to fame. But Chapman believes the Material Girl star is a one-off - accusing fans and industry insiders of holding older male ... rockers in high esteem, while ignoring the efforts of mature women who try to maintain a ... pop star. She adds, "Men are able ... to sustain a career into their 50s and 60s and still present themselves as sex symbols. With women on the other hand, people say, 'Why doesn't she retire?' It's just so unfair. So I have to give props to Madonna." However, Madonna doesn't seem to be letting her age hold her back - the pop superstar has released a her 11th studio album, Hard Candy, embarked on a huge sold-out world tour, made her directorial debut, celebrated her 50th birthday and divorced Guy Ritchie in less than a year. ... Tracy Chapman Praises Madonna's Longevity

TRACY CHAPMAN CATALOGUE TO BE RELEASED DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME Sunday, November 2, 2008

To coincide with the November 10 release of Tracy Chapman's new album Our Bright Future,her previousstudio albums will be made available to buy digitally for the first time from November 3. Impervious to trends, Tracy has commendably stayed her musical course, earning the approbation of fans, critics and peers for her albums: Tracy Chapman (1988), Crossroads (1989), Matters Of The Heart (1992), New Beginning (1995), Telling Stories (2000), Let It Rain (2002) and Where You Live (2005). Tracy has created a body of work that has been as consistently compelling as it is honest and uncompromising, ... You', which will be released on November 3. Following the release of Our Bright Future Tracy will begin a solo tour of Europe in November, comprising four UK dates, including two at London's Hammersmith Apollo on December 15 and 16. The dates mark Tracy's first solo tour in over a decade and will give audiences a rare chance to hear the work of this truly individual musician's celebrated 20-year career performed in an intimate and memorable way. Visit the official Tracy Chapman website: Tracy Chapman BEST OF THE WEB: Loading... TRACY CHAPMAN CATALOGUE TO BE RELEASED DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME