Clarkson shows regret over Davis feud
EmptyNEW YORK -- Kelly Clarkson has taken to her Web site to express regret for how her disputes with RCA label boss Clive Davis have spilled into the media of late. It has been widely reported that Davis was unhappy with Clarkson's decision to include only self-penned songs on her new album, "My December," released in late June.
In interviews, Clarkson repeatedly expressed her frustration with label politics, making it clear that her relationship with Davis was strained. Prior to the new album's release, she parted ways with her manager, Jeff Kwatinetz, and called off a massive planned summer tour due to low ticket sales.
"A lot has been made in the press about my relationship with Clive," she writes. "Much of this has been blown way out of proportion and taken out of context. Contrary to recent characterizations in the press, I'm well aware that Clive is one of the great record men of all time. He has been a key advisor and has been an important force in my success to date. He has also given me respect by releasing my new album when he was not obligated to do so."
"I really regret how this has turned out and I apologize to those whom I have done disservice," she continues. "I would never intentionally hurt anyone. I love music, and I love the people I am blessed to work with."
"My December" debuted at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 463,000 copies in the United States so far, according to Nielsen SoundScan.