Due out later this year, the album will feature McPhee’s collaborations with some of the industry’s top songwriters, including Linda Perry (Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, Pink), Salaam Remi (Amy Winehouse, Fergie, Nas), Sia (Rihanna, Beyonce) and Ryan Tedder (Maroon 5, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Clarkson).
McPhee, a former “American Idol” star, recently returned to the show for a special duet with Tedder on “If I Lose Myself,” OneRepublic’s hit single. The performance can be seen at http://www.americanidol.com/videos/season_12/season_12_performances/onerepublic-and-katharine-mcphee-perform-if-i-lose-myself-the-top-8-results
After stealing the spotlight during the fifth season of “Idol,” McPhee released a self-titled album that rocketed onto the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at No. 2. At the time, it was the best chart debut for a female artist in two years. Fueled by lead single, “Over the Rainbow/My Destiny,” which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot Singles Sales chart, the album was certified Gold.
She followed with Unbroken, which featured the hit single “Had It All,” and then a holiday album, Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You, which debuted at No. 11 on Billboard’s Top Holiday Albums chart.
Currently on the second season of NBC’s “Smash,” McPhee has co-starred in episodes of “CSI: NY,” NBC’s “Community” and “The Family Guy.” McPhee recently appeared on the big screen in Relativity Media’s “Shark Night 3D.” She also co-starred in the Adam Sandler comedy “House Bunny.” She was also featured on two hit PBS specials, “Foster and Friends” and “Chris Botti in Boston,” alongside Sting, Andrea Bocelli and John Mayer.