Kelly Clarkson in breaking away once again.

In a new Facebook Live video Friday, Clarkson shared a whole host of exciting news for fans, including that she’s signed with Atlantic Records and will be releasing a soul album in 2017.

The singer finished the requirements of her long RCA American Idol contract last year with the release of her seventh studio album Piece by Piece, so the departure isn’t totally unexpected. Fans have been clamoring for a while for Clarkson to put out a different kind of music — the sort she tends to cover in concert — in addition to the pop hits for which she is best known. Read more…

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Kelly Clarkson to release a ‘soulful’ record in 2017