On Feb. 19 American singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson wrote a lengthy post on her official blog about what really went on in professional meetings between her and music industry executive Clive Davis. Clarkson recently learned that Davis wrote about her in his upcoming memoir and she wanted to set the record straight about some of the stories he wrote.
In her blog post Clarkson said, "First, he says I burst into "hysterical sobbing" in his office when he demanded Since You Been Gone be on my album. Not true at all. His stories and songs are mixed up. I did want more guitars added to the original demo and Clive did not."
Clarkson's song "Since U Been Gone" was released as a single in 2004 and it went on to reach No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2006 the song went on to win a Grammy Award in the category Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
In Clarkson's post she went on to write, "I cried after I played him a song I had written about my life called "Because Of You." I cried because he hated it and told me verbatim that I was a "sh*tty writer who should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon me." He continued on about how the song didn't rhyme and how I should just shut up and sing."
The song "Because of You" was released as a single in 2005 and it went on to reach No. 7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was certified Platinum by the RIAA, You can read the entire blog post Clarkson wrote about Clive Davis here.