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What to Know About Kelly Clarkson's Album Chemistry

Clarkson's 10th studio album is a sizzling hit, earning the accomplished singer a Grammy nomination. 

By Jessica White

As one of the most legendary performers in the industry, Kelly Clarkson remains booked and busy, crushing it during every Kellyoke performance on her daytime talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show.

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In 2022, Clarkson graced fans with an immensely successful EP of her most jaw-dropping Kellyoke covers, but the excitement didn't end there: Clarkson also begun working on a new album of original hits. On a hilarious New Year's Eve-themed Instagram Live for The Kelly Clarkson Show, Clarkson chatted with producers about some of her predictions for 2023.

That's when Clarkson announced she had a new album in the works, with fans thrilled to see new music from the mythic singer. Naturally, Clarkson didn't leave room for disappointment with her tenth studio release. Here's everything to know about Clarkson's explosive 2023 album, Chemistry.

What is Kelly Clarkson's tenth studio album called?

Clarkson revealed the name of her new album in March 2023Chemistry. And there's a really beautiful story behind the title.

"It's called Chemistry because I was trying to find a word—also, it might be one of the songs on the album—but I was trying to find a word that really described the whole thing," Clarkson said. "Because I didn't want everyone to think I was just coming out with some, 'I'm angry, I'm sad' [album], just one or two emotions. This album is definitely the arc of an entire relationship. A whole relationship shouldn't be just brought down to one thing. So there's the good, the bad, and the ugly kinda thing going on. Chemistry can be a really amazing sexy, cool, fun thing, but it can also be very bad for you. So that's why I named it Chemistry. I thought it was the perfect title to describe the entire album." 

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When was Kelly Clarkson's Chemistry album released?

After teasing fans with smash lead singles "mine" and "me," Clarkson released Chemistry on June 23, 2023. Clarkson dropped the deluxe version of Chemistry in September 2023, announcing the release on Instagram.

"Having chemistry with someone is an incredible, and overwhelming, feeling," Clarkson wrote on Instagram about the album."It’s like you have no choice in the matter. You are just drawn to each other. This can be good and bad. This album takes you down every path that chemistry could lead you down. We decided to release [the first singles] 'mine' and 'me' at the same time because I didn’t want to release just one song to represent an entire album, or relationship. There are many stages of grief and loss on this album. Each song is a different stage and emotional state." 

What is the Chemistry track list?

  1. "Skip This Part"
  2. "mine"
  3. "High Road"
  4. "me"
  5. "Down to You"
  6. "Chemistry"
  7. "Favorite Kind of High"
  8. "Magic"
  9. "Lighthouse"
  10. "Rock Hudson"
  11. "My Mistake"
  12. "Red Flag Collector"
  13. "I Hate Love" (featuring Steve Martin)
  14. "That's Right" (featuring Sheila E.)

Chemistry scored Kelly Clarkson a 2024 Grammy nomination

Clarkson always delivers a certified hit, and Chemistry was a sizzling sensation. Clarkson received a 2024 Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album for Chemistry, adding yet another Grammy nomination to her esteemed lineup of awards and honors. As one of Clarkson's most vulnerable and celebrated releases, Clarkson's recent nomination is well-earned.

Kelly Clarkson performed the album in summer 2023 during Chemistry: An Intimate Evening with Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson performing onstage

After seeing the immense success of Chemistry, Clarkson upped the ante by taking her new album to the Las Vegas strip. In the summer of 2023, Clarkson performed a 10-night residency in Las Vegas titled "Chemistry: An Intimate Evening with Kelly Clarkson." Clarkson performed a delightful combination of cherished hits and Chemistry tracks, delivering more energizing performances to her frenzied fanbase.

Originally published Apr 25, 2023.