When it comes to the highest female vocal ranges, a couple of names have been around long enough for almost the whole world to remember: Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera. From Mimi’s sky-scraping G7 to X-tina’s C#7, these two exceptional ladies have all released their share of albums and made milestones in contemporary music history. One name that strives to join their rank, a girl who has just recently released her 7th studio album, is Kelly Clarkson. Having already achieved spectacular status in music in the beginning of her career by becoming the first-ever American Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson now looks to recreate or out-do her achievements in the 2004 sophomore album, where 4 singles went straight to the top 10 chart, with an eclectic and powerful album titled “Piece by Piece”.

Although Kelly hasn’t quite yet achieved the same cultural relevance of dive-like peers such as Beyoncé or Katy Perry, she has certainly put these names in her crosshair by bringing to the new album a patchwork of sounds that resemble Britney Spears, Jessie J and maybe even Madonna.

If you are already a big fan of Kelly, or if you are curious exactly what her new album sounds like, then join DJ Joey now (1pm) for a few new tracks from her “Piece by Piece”:

1. Heartbeat Song
2. Invincible
7. I Had a Dream
5. Piece by Piece