Kelly Clarkson expressed her gratitude for the thoughtful gifts she receives from Taylor Swift each time the latter releases a new album. In a recent interview with E! News, the host of the “Kelly Clarkson Show” shared the joy of receiving flowers from Swift, along with a charming cardigan during the release of “1989.” Clarkson praised Swift as a kind individual and commended her savvy business acumen in reclaiming ownership of her music.
Describing Swift as a “very smart businesswoman,” Clarkson acknowledged Swift’s strategic move to regain control of her music after her former manager, Scooter Braun, sold the master rights to her initial six albums. The “Since You Been Gone” singer highlighted Swift’s success as perhaps the best-selling artist of all time, attributing it to her resilience and ingenuity in navigating the music industry.
Clarkson, who was among the first to advocate for Swift to re-record her music after the sale of her master rights, recalled her tweet from July 2019 suggesting that Swift should recreate her songs with new artwork and incentives for fans. At that time, insiders revealed that Swift had opportunities to buy back her masters but chose to walk away.
Swift, during an appearance on “Good Morning America” in 2019, expressed her excitement about re-producing her albums, emphasizing the importance of artists owning their work. True to her plans, Swift has already re-released four of her first six albums: “Fearless,” “Speak Now,” “Red,” and “1989.”
The latest addition to Swift’s re-recorded discography is “1989 (Taylor’s Version),” released on Oct. 27. Fans eagerly await Swift’s versions of her 2006 self-titled debut album and 2017’s “Reputation.”
While Swift continues her international Eras Tour, kicking off in Argentina, the tour is expected to captivate fans worldwide until the end of 2024.