Kelly Clarkson

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Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. 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)." The latter is the best-selling single by an American Idol alumni to date; it has sold over five million copies worldwide, making it 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 goal. In 2015, Clarkson released her seventh studio album, Piece by Piece, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 Chart, becoming her third number one album in the United States.

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 25 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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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 5 6
2013 American Heartland Various Artists 1
2014 Everlasting Martina McBride 1
2015 RTL Hits Frühling 2015 Various Artists 1
2015 Stages Josh Groban 5 3
Everlasting Martina McBride 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 4
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 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
2005 Superstars: #1 Hits Remixed Various Artists 1

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