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Sorry for the lack of updates when it comes to The Voice. I’ve added screencaps to the last 4 episodes as well as new episode stills and promotional images. Big thanks to my friend Mouza for all her help.

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Press/Music/Video: New Music Video and Song “I’ve Loved You Since Forever.”

See how Kelly Clarkson turned Hoda Kotb’s book into a beautiful lullaby

Hoda Kotb’s little 1-year old Haley Joy is a total inspiration — but not just to her mom.

She’s also inspired a brand-new song and video by pop superstar Kelly Clarkson, a song that itself was inspired by Hoda’s new book, “I’ve Loved You Since Forever.”

Want to download the song? It’s available right now on Apple and Amazon!

Talk about an ode to (Haley) joy!

Clarkson is a longtime friend to TODAY and Hoda, and as the TODAY anchor noted on Thursday, once she’d written the book about her daughter, she had a new thought. “Wouldn’t that be cool if someone could sing the book?” Hoda said.

Once that idea was in place, there was no question: Kelly Clarkson was the best and only choice!

“There is one person I know who has a voice that is in a class by itself,” said Hoda, 53.

So on Thursday, Hoda took us behind-the-scenes at Atlantic Records, where Clarkson was recording the tune. And naturally, she got a chance to join in, shaking a little rattle in time to the song.

But the rattle, along with Clarkson’s sweet voice, also got the tears rolling, and soon the ladies were hugging it out.

“I made it more like a lullaby, like James Taylor, like there’s kind of some Patty Griffin in it,” Clarkson told Hoda. “I hope we do it justice.”

Well, we sure think she does (not that we ever had a doubt). And if Hoda’s reaction is anything to go by, we’d say she hit the nail right on the head.

So what does Haley Joy think?

Well, let’s just say we can hear her adorable giggle from here.

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Press: Kelly Clarkson Wrote a Song for Hoda Kotb’s New Book, Inspired by Daughter Haley

Hoda Kotb just published her first children’s book, I’ve Loved You Since Forever, and the title has a very special meaning for the Today co-host.

“As I was waiting and hoping and wishing for Haley, when I started to believe that maybe I could be a mom too, maybe I didn’t miss my window, maybe there’s still hope here … It was that kind of revival,” Kotb tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week’s issue.

“I was scribbling in my journal and waiting to see if it would come to pass and I could feel that child. I felt like they were sleeping under the same moon and stars,” she continues.

“Somewhere out there this child is there for me and that phrase, ‘I’ve loved you since forever,’ was something that I had written down because that’s what it felt like.”

After a battle with breast cancer a decade ago left her unable to have a child, Kotb adopted daughter Haley Joy, born Feb. 14, 2017.

“Sometimes you can love someone before you’ve met them,” the new mom says. “You just know. I feel like this book, that’s kind of where it started.”

Once Kotb wrote her book, she asked pal Kelly Clarkson to turn her words into music. “My heart exploded,” Kotb says after hearing the song for the first time. (The song will premiere on Today Thursday).

“Kelly is an unbelievable human being. She changed my life. This song is now part of our family history. It’s amazing that she did that for Haley and for me and for anyone that listens to it and feels like the song is about them.”

Kotb’s book, I’ve Loved You Since Forever, is available Tuesday.

For more on Hoda Kotb and Kelly Clarkson, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.