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Kelly Clarkson Reminisces on Her Debut Album With Acoustic ‘Low’ Performance

Billboard | November 10, 2023

Sure, Kelly Clarkson typically chooses to cover other artists’ songs during her talk show’s popular Kellyoke segment, but on Thursday (Nov. 9), she decided to add some nostalgia to the mix by performing one of her older songs.

Joined by her guitarist Jaco Caraco, Clarkson performed an acoustic rendition of “Low” off her debut album, Thankful, which was released in 2003 via RCA Records, just seven months after she won the first season of American Idol in 2002.

“Have you ever been low? / Have you ever had a friend that let you down so? / When the truth came out / Were you the last to know? / Were you left out in the cold? / ‘Cause what you did was low,” she sang in the chorus of the heartbreaking track, dressed in a black velvet, low-cut maxi dress.

Thankful, which featured hits like “A Moment Like This” and “Miss Independent,” which topped the Billboard 200 albums chart upon its release. “A Moment Like This,” which Clarkson famously performed during the American Idol finale when she was announced as winner, also topped the Hot 100 songs chart in 2002.

Watch Kelly Clarkson perform “Low” below.

Written by Billboard


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