The American and World Idol: Kelly Clarkson

Clarkson has issued four albums to designated day under RCA Records: her double-platinum debut album Thankful (2003), her multi-platinum second album Breakaway (2004) (which has won two Grammy Awards), My December (2007), and her newest album All I Ever Wanted (2009). Her albums have traded over 10.5 million exact replicates in the United States. Clarkson is the only American Idol contestant to have come to number one in the UK. She asserted number one on March 1, 2009, when “My Life Would Suck without You” which debuted number one on downloads alone. Clarkson is furthermore graded on the peak 200 album sellers of the Nielsen SoundScan era at number 187.


Eleven of Clarkson’s records became Top Twenty strikes on the Billboard Hot 100. Her lone, “My Life Would Suck Without You”, sophisticated from No. 97 to No. 1 on the Hot 100 in its first week of issue, shattering the record for the biggest leap to the peak place in journal history.

Clarkson has explored extensively worldwide as a solo act. She also performed in other versions of American Idol such as Idol, Swedish, Canadian Idol and Australian Idol. After Clarkson’s look on the CMT Crossroads and her duet type of “Because of You” (2007) with Reba McEntire, they co-headlined the 2 Worlds 2 Voices Tour (2008)., Billboard named Clarkson the “most thriving ‘American Idol’ of all time”, factoring in album sales, records sales, and wireless plays.

According to Nielsen SoundScan, Clarkson is the highest-selling Idol winner worldwide, with round 36 million records and 23 million albums traded round the world.

Clarkson won the first time of the year of American Idol on September 4, 2002, taking in 58% of the poll to 42% for runner-up Justin Guarini. Choking back tears, Clarkson played the ballad “A Moment Like This”, the piece of music typed for the champion of American Idol, which would subsequently show on her debut album, Thankful. When liberated as a solitary in October 2002, it set a record on the U.S. Billboard top music charts when it went up from number 52 to number one. This attainment was substantially due to the consequence from Idol as the disc storage invention solitary supervised to trade 236,000 exact reproductions in its first week of sales in the U.S.; it paid out five weeks at number one in Canada.


The third and fourth lone issues, “Behind These Hazel Eyes” and “Because of You”, furthermore pursued with journal success. The video for “Because of You” won the 2006 MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, her second successive win in that class (following “Since U Been Gone”). Clarkson was the most-played creative individual of 2006 on American wireless, regardless of issuing only one lone in the whole year, “Walk Away” (the fifth lone from Breakaway). She was furthermore the most radio-broadcasted creative individual of 2006 in Australia and “Because of You” was the third most announced recital of the identical year, regardless of being issued in 2005.