Kelly Clarkson and Jimmy Fallon Perform 'History of Duets' In Under 5 Minutes
By Jackie Willis
After claiming she's had a hard time finding people to collaborate with musically (then saying she was only joking), Kelly Clarkson found the perfect duets partner when she showed up on Monday's Tonight Show.
The American Idol alum and Jimmy Fallon performed a medley of the greatest duets of all time, including Jennifer Warnes and the late Joe Cocker's classic "Up Where We Belong", the Human League's "Don't You Want Me", Elton John and Kiki Dee's "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" ...to name a few. Fallon impressed the audience when he busted out his Aaron Neville for the ballad "I Don't Know Much" that also featured Linda Ronstadt.
This past week, the 32-year-old "Since U Been Gone" singer -- who's won three GRAMMYs and has had two No. 1 albums -- told BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw that she has trouble finding collaborators. "I honestly would collaborate with a lot of people, but everyone usually says no," she admitted. "I'm not kidding you. I have legitimately asked several people that I'm not going to call out, and that's cool, but I don't know."
The new mom later tweeted that she was only kidding. "Ok, I was making a joke about people not singing with me! The press is really twisting this comment just FYI! No big deal. New story please,” Kelly wrote. “Obviously my humor is not translating ha! PS my duet with John Legend is coming out tomorrow #collaborationstation."