Kelly Clarkson has been vocal about the problems surrounding her latest album, "My December."
When discussing the production process, the reported feud with Clive Davis or the slow sales, the original "American Idol" has been nothing but frank. Her honesty is continuing as she tries to mend bridges and set the record straight about the reality behind the album.
According to Clarkson, there is no bad blood between her and the record company executives. She wrote on her official website, "I want to set the record straight on this by saying that I want my band, my advisors, those close to me and my record label to be one big, tightly knit family. Like any family we will disagree and argue sometimes but, in the end, it's respect and admiration that will keep us together."
Producer Davis has been the victim of the singer's backlash. Their relationship reportedly began to unravel when Clarkson had a different idea about her musical direction. She said, "A lot has been made in the press about my relationship with Clive. 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."
Putting the troubles behind her, Clarkson is ready to work towards recreating the success she had with "Breakaway", which featured the hits "Because Of You" and "Since You've Been Gone."
She said, "I love music, and I love the people I am blessed to work with. I am happy that my team is behind me and I look forward to the future."
"My December" has sold 463,000 copies in the US to date.