Kelly Clarkson

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Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American singer and songwriter. In 2002, she rose to fame 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 US Billboard Hot 100 and broke the record for the biggest jump to number one in the chart's history; it became the best-selling single of the year in the country. She became the runner-up of World Idol the following year.

Clarkson's debut studio album, Thankful (2003), has been certified 2× platinum and sold over 4.5 million copies internationally. Its lead single, "Miss Independent," became an international hit, earning Clarkson her first Grammy nomination. She developed a rock-oriented sound with the release of her second album, Breakaway (2004). It has been certified 6× platinum and sold over 15 million copies worldwide, earning Clarkson two Grammy Awards, including one for the hit single "Since U Been Gone." She later took full creative direction of her third album, My December (2007), which has been certified platinum. Its lead single, "Never Again," became a top ten hit. Clarkson's fourth album, All I Ever Wanted (2009), debuted at number one, and became a critical and commercial success. Its worldwide hit single, "My Life Would Suck Without You", surpassed "A Moment Like This" for the biggest leap to number one on a single week in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart from number 97, a record it still holds today. Her fifth album, Stronger (2011), generated international chart-topping singles, "Mr. Know It All" and "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," with the latter being the best selling American Idol single to date with over five million copies worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, making Clarkson the first and only artist to win the award twice. In 2012, Clarkson released Greatest Hits – Chapter One; its lead single, "Catch My Breath," became her twenty-fourth entry on the Hot 100 and eleventh million-selling single. Clarkson's sixth album and first Christmas-themed release, Wrapped in Red (2013), became the best-selling holiday album of the year, making her the first American female artist to achieve this feat.

In a career spanning over a decade, Clarkson has accumulated ninety-one number ones on the Billboard charts and eleven international number one singles, and has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. 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. Apart from her work in music, Clarkson has also ventured into television and film. Clarkson's film debut was in the romantic musical From Justin to Kelly (2003) and she also appeared in American Dreams as Brenda Lee, in Reba, on The Voice as a guest advisor, on Duets as a mentor and judge. Clarkson's 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, two Academy of Country Music Awards, two American Country Awards, and a Women's World Award. In 2012, Clarkson was ranked nineteenth on VH1's list of "100 Greatest Women in Music." In 2013, Clarkson was ranked number 105 on Joel Whitburn's "Top 500 Artists Of All Time," number 5 on both "Top Billboard 200 Female Artists" and "Adult Contemporary Artists," number 27 on "Top Billboard 200 Artists," and number 75 on Billboard's "Hot 100: Top 100 Artists." Billboard also ranked Clarkson as the 14th-best-selling artist of the 2000s and one of the top 200 album sellers of the Nielsen SoundScan era at number 187.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2002 American Idol: Greatest Moments Various Artists 1
2003 Justin Guarini Justin Guarini 1
2003 American Idol: The Great Holiday Classics Various Artists 3
2005 Fired Up! 2 Various Artists 1
2006 ((-LiVinG-The-MuSiK-)) Otoño-2006 Various Artists 1
2006 ChartBoxx 5 Various Artists 1
2007 Reba: Duets Reba McEntire 1
2008 All You Need Is Love Various Artists 1
2010 My Kinda Party Jason Aldean 5 2
2012 NRJ Hit List 2012 Various Artists 3
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 5 5
2013 American Heartland Various Artists 1
2014 Everlasting Martina McBride 1
Songs for Greater Good Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

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

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