Release date: October 2011
Stronger is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson, released on October 24, 2011 through RCA Records.
During Clarkson's live web cast on August 30, 2011 Kelly stated that what made her title the album Stronger is "mainly because the entire album is very much about empowerment and just strength overall and I love singing songs like that... That was kind of the theme is strength so we named it Stronger. She also named it Stronger because it comes from a lyric from one of her favorite tracks on the album called "What Doesn't Kill You." "It just kind of encompass the whole theme for the album".
In an interview with Ryan Seacrest, Clarkson stated that she and her producers strove to record her voice in the album as it is heard at live performances, with as little auto-tune processing as possible, saying saying "What separates this album are the vocals. They sound richer and fuller, and, for the first time, how I sound when I'm performing live. The producers I worked with just let me sing and be me." Clarkson remarked that "It was a lot of soulful stuff. You know what I'm saying? Like, Radiohead is alternative, but they're very soulful. And Sheryl Crow, very soulful singer/songwriter. So it's all very soulful, rhythmic pop rock."