Kelly Clarkson

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Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American singer and songwriter. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the first season of American Idol, and has since been established as "The Original American Idol". Her debut single, "A Moment Like This", topped the United States Billboard Hot 100 and became the best-selling single of 2002 in the U.S. She became the runner-up of World Idol the following year. Clarkson's debut studio album, Thankful (2003), debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. It was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) while selling over 4.5 million copies worldwide. Its lead single, "Miss Independent," became an international top-ten hit.

Trying to reinvent her own image, Clarkson decided to part ways with American Idol management and developed a rock-oriented sound for her second album, Breakaway (2004). It was certified sextuple-platinum and sold over 15 million copies worldwide. The album earned Clarkson two Grammy Awards for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Taking full creative control of her third album, My December (2007), Clarkson served as the executive producer and co-wrote the entire album's material. Clarkson's fourth album, All I Ever Wanted (2009), became her second album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200. Its lead single, "My Life Would Suck Without You", holds the record for the biggest jump to number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

Clarkson's fifth studio album, Stronger (2011), won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, making her the only act to receive the award twice. The album scored her third number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100, "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)", which remains the best-selling single of her career. Clarkson's sixth album and first Christmas music release, Wrapped in Red (2013), became the best-selling holiday album of the year, making her the first American female artist to achieve this goal. In 2015, Clarkson released her seventh studio album, Piece by Piece (2015), which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, becoming her third number one album in the U.S. Its lead single, "Heartbeat Song" was certified platinum and became Clarkson's fifth consecutive number one on the US Hot Dance Club Songs.

Apart from her work in music, Clarkson has also ventured into television and film, beginning with her leading role in the romantic musical From Justin to Kelly (2003). She is known for her vocal versatility and range. Her music has mainly dealt with themes of heartbreak, independence, and self-empowerment for women and young teens. Her musical work has also gained her numerous accolades, including three Grammy Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards, and two Academy of Country Music Awards. In a career spanning over a decade, Clarkson has accumulated an amount of 98 Billboard number-one hits and sold over 25 million albums worldwide. In 2012, Clarkson was ranked nineteenth on VH1's list of "100 Greatest Women in Music." Billboard also ranked Clarkson as the 14th-best-selling artist of the 2000s.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 American Idol: Greatest Moments American Idol Ensemble 1
2003 Justin Guarini Justin Guarini 1
2003 American Idol: The Great Holiday Classics American Idol Ensemble 3
2005 Fired Up! 2 Various Artists 1
2006 Girl Next Various Artists 1
2006 ((-LiVinG-The-MuSiK-)) Otoño-2006 Various Artists 1
2007 Reba: Duets Reba McEntire 2
2008 All You Need Is Love Various Artists 1
2010 My Kinda Party Jason Aldean 5 2
2012 Cheers, It's Christmas Blake Shelton 1
2013 Now That's What I Call Love Songs Various Artists 1
2013 Now That's What I Call a Workout 2 Various Artists 1
2013 Swings Both Ways Robbie Williams 4.5 9
2013 American Heartland Various Artists 1
2014 Everlasting Martina McBride 2
2015 Stages Josh Groban 5 3
2015 Ö3 Greatest Hits Volume 69 Various Artists 1
2015 Ben Haenow Ben Haenow 1
Songs for Greater Good Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Vos plus belles emotions, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2002 Los Nº 1 de los 40 Principales Various Artists 3
2003 Girls Night Out 2 Various Artists 1
2003 The Dome, Volume 27 Various Artists 1
2003 So Fresh: The Hits of Spring 2003 Various Artists 1
2003 The Very Best of All Woman: The New Hits Collection Various Artists 1
2003 Totally Hits 2003 Various Artists 1
2003 Yorin Hitzone 25 Various Artists 1
2003 Huge Hits 2004 Various Artists 1
2003 Absolute Music 44 Various Artists 3 1
2003 So Fresh: The Hits of Summer 2004 Plus the Biggest Hits of 2003 Various Artists 1
2003 The Very Best of Funky Divas Various Artists 1
2003 Much Dance 2004 Various Artists 1
2004 Beautiful: 40 Timeless Love Songs Various Artists 1
2004 Yorin Hitzone 26 Various Artists 1
2004 Natural Woman: 40 Songs for the Life You Lead Various Artists 1
2004 So Fresh: The Hits of Autumn 2004 Various Artists 1
2004 Pop Princesses Various Artists 1
2004 Fox Kids Hits 8 Various Artists 1
2004 Women & Songs Various Artists 4 1
2004 Totally Hits 2004 Various Artists 1
2004 Miss Independent: 40 Tracks for the Girl With Attitude Various Artists 1
2004 Ultimate Christmas 2 Various Artists 1
2004 Woman VI Various Artists 1
2004 Sounds of the Season: The NBC Collection Various Artists 1
2004 Girls Night Out 3 Various Artists 1
2004 Groove Station 10 Various Artists 1
2004 Hits for Kids 11 Various Artists 3
2004 Nu Divas 2004 Various Artists 1
2005 World's Best Mum Various Artists 2
2005 So Fresh: The Hits of Autumn 2005 Various Artists 1

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