Grammy nominees speak out for same-sex marriage

Kelly Clarkson – Nominated for 4 Grammys, including Record of the Year (“Stronger”), Song of the Year (Stronger), Best Pop Solo Performance, and Best Pop Vocal Album

Jay-Z – Nominated for 6 Grammys, including Best Rap Performance, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Rap Song, and Best Short Form Music Video

Pink – Nominated for a Grammy: Best Pop Vocal Album (The Truth About Love)

Michael Buble – Nominated for a Grammy: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album (Christmas)

Check out more Grammy nominees who support marriage equality at FreedomToMarry.org

Kelly Clarkson likely voting for President Obama

Kelly Clarkson says that despite being “a Republican at heart,” she’s
likely voting for President Obama, largely because of his stance on
marriage equality.

“I can’t support Romney’s policies as I have a lot of gay friends and
I don’t think it’s fair they can’t get married,” Clarkson told the
U.K.’s Daily Star last
week as she prepared to close her concert tour in London. She noted
that she has “been reading online about the debates and I’m probably
going to vote for Obama again, even though I’m a Republican at heart.”

She added that she’s attracted to the president’s policies on women’s
issues as well. “I’m not a hardcore feminist but we can’t be going back
to the ’50s,” she said. “Obama is a great guy. I’ve met him and I’m a
fan of Michelle too. She has been busy promoting better education and
healthy diets, which is something we could all use a dose of reality
on.”

(via Gay.net)

Kelly Clarkson endorses Ron Paul – steps in firestorm

First American Idol Kelly Clarkson stepped in a firestorm today when she tweeted her support for Ron Paul.

That tweet generated tons of comments on both WhoSay and Twitter, many insulting her while accusing Paul of racism and homophobia.

Kelly later posted, “I am really sorry if I have offended anyone. Obviously that was not my intent. I do not support racism. I support gay rights, straight rights, women’s rights, men’s rights, white/black/purple/orange rights. I like Ron Paul because he believes in less government and letting the people (all of us) make the decisions and mold our country. That is all. Out of all of the Republican nominees, he’s my favorite.”

In the past few weeks, excerpts from Ron Paul’s 1990s newsletters have revealed racist and homophobic statements sent in his name.  He denied having ever writing the articles.

Read more at USAtoday.com

Kelly Clarkson continues strong sales – new CD debuts at #2

American Idol Kelly Clarkson’s 5th studio album, Stronger, debuts at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and #2 on the Digital Albums Chart selling over 163,000 units.

All 5 of Kelly’s albums have debuted in the Top 3. The first single, “Mr. Know It All” peaked at #4 on the iTunes Singles Chart and is still currently in the Top 10.

Entertainment Weekly calls Stronger, “a breakup album for the ages” while Billboard states, “she’s in her strongest form yet on fifth album Stronger.” The New York Times claims, “Ms. Clarkson is turning into the Mary J. Blige of pop,” while USA Today says “vocally, Clarkson has never sounded better.” Rolling Stone states Kelly has, “one of music’s most remarkable voices.”

Check out the CD on Amazon by clicking here.