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Kelly Clarkson
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TIMELINE

  • Kelly ClarksonKelly Clarkson, born April 24, 1982 in Texas, will always be remembered as the first winner of the successful FOX TV show American Idol. While in high school, Kelly had ambitions to be a marine biologist but turned to music after being persuaded to use her singing talents in the school choir and musicals. After high school, Kelly spent time in California pursuing an entertainment career and had some slight success as an extra on Sabrina, The Teenage Witch and That '70's Show and in the film Issues 101. Without much success in California, Kelly returned to Texas and found herself being persuaded to audition for American Idol.
  • October: American Idol Greatest Moments was released and included tracks from all Top 10 finalists including 4 tracks by Kelly.
  • 'American Idol Greatest Moments' compilationOctober 5: Kelly hit the Top 10 with "A Moment Like This."
  • October 5: Kelly topped the Billboard Hot 100 with "A Moment Like This" for 2 weeks and the Hot 100 Singles Sales chart for 5 weeks and went into the record books with the biggest jump to #1 in Billboard's history (from # 52). The single (with the B-side "Before Your Love") sold over 236,000 copies in its first week of release.
  • April: Kelly released her debut LP Thankful. She said of the LP: "There's soul. I have some rock on there. I have some big bluesy numbers and I have 2 ballads I think, and some faster, hip-hoppy stuff." Entertainment Weekly said of Kelly's debut LP: "Her range is awesome. She owns pop, R&B, country and gospel. America was right to idol-ize her." The first single, "Miss Independent," was co-written by Christina Aguilera.
  • April 26: Kelly hit the ARC Weekly Top 40 with "Miss Independent."
  • September: Kelly appeared on the NBC TV show American Dreams.
  • December: Thankful was certified 2x platinum.
  • Kelly Clarkson - Miss Independent DVDJanuary: Kelly participated in the first 'World Idol' competition against 10 other 'Idol' winners from countries around the world and came in second. The winner of 'World Idol' was Norway's Kurt Nilsen.
  • January 17: Kelly hit the Top 10 with "The Trouble With Love Is."
  • Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway (Single)April: Kelly could be heard on the soundtrack for Ella Enchanted on the track "Respect."
  • Kelly Clarkson - 'Breakaway'November: Kelly released her next LP, Breakaway. Billboard called the LP a "...rare exhibition of substance over style. Throughout, Clarkson exhibits the ability to dominate. Clarkson proves that she's the real thing, packed with enough potency to ensure radio that she's here to stay."
  • November 27: Kelly hit the ARC Weekly Top 40 with "Since U Been Gone." The song eventually set a record for the most weeks on the chart since the chart was conceived in 1980.
  • Kelly ClarksonSeptember: Kelly performed on ReAct Now: Music & Relief - a benefit program shown on music video channels to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
  • September: Kelly had to cancel a few concert dates due to bronchitis.
  • September 17: Kelly hit the Top 10 with "Because Of You."
  • Kelly Clarkson - "Walk Away" (Single)December 31: Kelly hit the ARC Weekly Top 40 with "Walk Away."
  • December 31: Kelly had the #3 selling LP of 2005 with Breakaway selling over 3.4 million copies during the year.
  • December 31: Kelly topped the Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top Pop Artist - Female (singles & albums), Top Hot 100 Singles Artist - Female, Top Pop 100 Artist, Top Hot Dance Airplay Artist, Top Hot Adult Contemporary Artist, and Top Hot Adult Top 40 Artist, and with the Top Pop 100 Song and Top Pop 100 Airplay Track ("Since U Been Gone"), and Top Soundtrack Single and Top Hot Adult Contemporary Track ("Breakaway").
  • January: Breakaway was certified 5x platinum.
  • January: Kelly won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Performer.
  • April: Kelly won a Kid's Choice Award for Favorite Female Performer.
  • June: Kelly cancelled her summer touring pans due to poor ticket sales.
  • June: Kelly released My December.
  • July 7: Kelly performed at the Live Earth concert in the US. The 7-continent concert organized by Al Gore brought together over 100 artists to perform and raise the world's awareness about the climate crisis and how to make a difference to help the environment and the world.
  • Kelly Clarkson - "Sober" (Single)July 14: Kelly topped the Billboard Top Digital Albums chart for 1 week with My December.

2008...

  • March: Kelly topped the UK singles chart with "My Life Would Suck Without You."
  • Kelly Clarkson - "I Do Not Hook Up" (Single)March: Kelly released All I Ever Wanted.
  • March: Kelly performed on Saturday Night Live.
  • March 28: Kelly topped the Billboard 200 LP chart for 2 weeks and Top Digital Albums chart for 1 week with All I Ever Wanted. the LP sold over 255,000 copies its first week of release in the US.
  • Kelly Clarkson - "Mr. Know It All" (Single)February 19: Kelly topped the Billboard Country Digital Songs chart for 3 weeks helping out Jason Aldean with "Don't You Wanna Stay."
  • March 12: Kelly topped the Billboard Country Songs chart for 3 weeks helping out Jason Aldean with "Don't You Wanna Stay."
  • August 25: Kelly topped the Billboard Dance Club Play Songs chart for 1 week with "Dark Side."
  • December: Kelly topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart with "Underneath The Tree."
  • December 4: Wrapped In Red was certified platinum.

2014...

  • Kelly Clarkson - "Heartbreat Song" (Single)June 12: Kelly gave birth to a baby girl.

2016...

  • March 19: Kelly topped the Billboard Digital Songs chart with "Piece By Piece" after singing an emotional version of the song on American Idol.
  • March 26: Kelly topped the Billboard Dance Electronic Albums chart with Piece By Piece: Remixed.

LP DISCOGRAPHY

Kelly Clarkson - 'Thankful'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Thankful

Released: April, 2003
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1 (for 1 week)
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B+
Tracks: "The Trouble With Love Is" - "Miss Independent" - "Low" - "Some Kind Of Miracle" - "What's Up Lonely" - "Just Missed The Train" - "Beautiful Disaster" - "You Thought Wrong" - "Thankful" - "Anytime" - "A Moment Like This" - "Before Your Love"

Kelly Clarkson - 'Breakaway'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Breakaway

Released: November, 2004
US: 6x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 3
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B
Tracks: "Breakaway" - "Since U Been Gone" - "Behind These Hazel Eyes" - "Because Of You" - "Gone" - "Addicted" - "Where Is Your Heart" - "Walk Away" - "You Found Me" - "I Hate Myself For Losing You" - "Hear Me" - "Beautiful Disaster" (live)

Kelly Clarkson - 'My December'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

My December

Released: June, 2007
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 2
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B+
Tracks: "Never Again" - "One Minute" - "Hole" - "Sober" - "Don't Waste Your Time" - "Judas" - "Haunted" - "Be Still" - "Maybe" - "How I Feel" - "Yeah" - "Can I Have A Kiss" - "Irvine"

Kelly Clarkson - 'All I Ever Wanted'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

All I Ever Wanted

Released: March, 2009
Billboard peak: # 1
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B+
Tracks: "My Life Would Suck Without You" - "I Do Not Hook Up" - "Cry" - "Don't Let Me Stop You" - "All I Ever Wanted" - "Already Gone" - "If I Can't Have You" - "Save You" - "Whyyouwannabringmedown" - "Long Shot" - "Impossible" - "Ready" - "I Want You" - "If No One Will Listen"

Kelly Clarkson - 'Stronger'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Stronger

Released: October, 2011
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 2
Grammy Nominee: Best Pop Vocal Album
Tracks: "Mr. Know It All" - "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)" - "Dark Side" - "Honestly" - "You Love Me" - "Einstein" - "Standing In Front Of You" - "I Forgive You" - "Hello" - "The War Is Over" - "Let Me Down" - "You Can't Win" - "Breaking Your Own Heart"

Kelly Clarkson - 'Greatest Hits - Chapter One'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Greatest Hits - Chapter One

Released: November 19, 2012
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 11
Tracks: "Since U Been Gone" - "My Life Would Suck Without You" - "Miss Independent" - "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" - "Behind These Hazel Eyes" - "Because Of You" - "Never Again" - "Already Gone" - "Mr. Know It All" - "Don't You Wanna Stay" (with Jason Aldean) - "Walk Away" - "Catch My Breath" - "People Like Us" - "Don't Rush" (featuring Vince Gill) - "A Moment Like This" - "I'll Be Home For Chirstmas"

Kelly Clarkson - 'Wrapped In Red'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Wrapped In Red

Released: October 29, 2013
Billboard peak: # 3
US: Platinum
Tracks: "Wrapped In Red" - "Underneath The Tree" - "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" - "Run Run Rudolph" - "Please Come Home For Christmas (Bells Will Be Ringing)" - "Every Christmas" - "Blue Christmas" - "Baby It's Cold Outside" - "Winter Dreams (Brandon's Song)" - "White Christmas" - "My Favorite Things" - "4 Carats" - "Just For Now" - "Silent Night"

Kelly Clarkson - 'Piece By Piece'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Piece By Piece

Released: March 3, 2015
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 1
Grammy Nominee: Best Pop Vocal Album
Tracks: "Heartbeat Song" - "Invincible" - "Someone" - "Take You High" - "Piece By Piece" - "Run Run Run" - "I Had A Dream" - "Let Your Tears Fall" - "Tightrope" - "War Paint" - "Dance With Me" - "Nostalgic" - "Good Goes The Bye" - "Bad Reputation" - "In The Blue" - "Second Wind"


POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY
[based on RockOnTheNet's The ARC Weekly Top 40

 
1 "Since U Been Gone"

from
Breakaway
ARC chart run: 37 - 30 - 20 - 15 - 10 - 8 - 6 - 5 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 4 - 4 - 5 - 8 - 9 - 12 - 19 - 26 - 34 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
2
RIAA Certification: Platinum
Grammy Winner:
Best Pop Vocal Performance - Female
MTV VMA Winner:
Best Female Video, Best Pop Video
MTV VMA Nominee:
Viewer's Choice
Rolling Stone: '100 Best Songs of the Decade (2000-2009)': #
18
1(8) 33 2005 Kelly Clarkson - Since You Been Gone (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 "Because Of You"

from
Breakaway
ARC chart run: 40 - 27 - 20 - 14 - 10 - 7 - 5 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 2 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 10 - 10 - 13 - 17 - 27 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
3
RIAA Certification: Platinum
MTV VMA Winner:
Best Female Video
MTV VMA Nominee:
Viewer's Choice
1(5) 28 2005 Kelly Clarkson - "Because Of You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
3 "Behind These Hazel Eyes"

from
Breakaway
ARC chart run: 39 - 32 - 28 - 24 - 19 - 15 - 13 - 10 - 6 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 6 - 9 - 13 - 15 - 19 - 27 - 30 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
4
RIAA Certification: Platinum
2 28 2005 Kelly Clarkson - Behind These Hazel Eyes (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
4 Miss Independent

from the LP
Thankful
ARC chart run: 37 - 25 - 17 - 14 - 9 - 4 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 12 - 13 - 21 - 27 - 31 - 40 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
5
RIAA Certification: Gold
Grammy Nominee:
Best Pop Vocal Performance - Female
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best New Artist, Best Pop Video, Viewer's Choice
1(5) 23 2003 Kelly Clarkson - "Miss Independent" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
5 Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)

from the LP
Stronger
ARC chart run: 27 - 15 - 13 - 8 - 5 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 5 - 8 - 10 - 13 - 15 - 17 - 21 - 39 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 15
Grammy Nominee:
Record of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance
1(4) 21 2012 Kelly Clarkson - "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
6 My Life Would Suck Without You

from the LP
All I Ever Wanted
ARC chart run: 31 - 23 - 11 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 13 - 15 - 21 - 24 - 26 - 27 - 35 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
14
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best Female Video
2 23 2009 Kelly Clarkson - "My Life Would Suck Without You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
7 Walk Away

from the LP
Breakaway
ARC chart run: 38 - 31 - 25 - 19 - 14 - 11 - 8 - 6 - 5 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 6 - 7 - 10 - 12 - 22 - 22 - 25 - 31 - 40 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
22
RIAA Certification: Gold
3 23 2006 Kelly Clarkson - "Walk Away" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
8 Already Gone

from the LP
All I Ever Wanted
ARC chart run: 40 - 35 - 31 - 27 - 24 - 21 - 15 - 12 - 10 - 9 - 8 - 8 - 7 - 9 - 6 - 5 - 9 - 9 - 10 - 12 - 14 - 17 - 19 - 21 - 32 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
21
5 25 2009 Kelly Clarkson - "Already Gone" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
9 Breakaway

from the LP
Breakaway and The Princess Diaries 2 soundtrack
ARC chart run: 38 - 32 - 24 - 18 - 15 - 12 - 10 - 9 - 5 - 4 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 4 - 6 - 6 - 9 - 11 - 11 - 18 - 23 - 30 - 39 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
15
RIAA Certification: Gold
2 23 2004 Kelly Clarkson - "Breakaway" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
10 Catch My Breath

from the LP
Greatest Hits - Chapter One
ARC chart run: 40 - 34 - 29 - 26 - 23 - 22 - 22 - 20 - 18 - 17 - 15 - 15 - 14 - 14 - 14 - 17 - 16 - 15 - 13 - 12 - 25 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 48
12 21 2013 Kelly Clarkson - "Catch My Breath" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
11 Mr. Know It All

from the LP
Stronger
ARC chart run: 32 - 26 - 18 - 17 - 14 - 13 - 12 - 10 - 12 - 14 - 13 - 11 - 10 - 9 - 8 - 11 - 13 - 21 - 24 - 26 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
41
8 20 2011 Kelly Clarkson - "Mr. Know It All" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
12 I Do Not Hook Up

from the LP
All I Ever Wanted
ARC chart run: 39 - 28 - 24 - 19 - 17 - 13 - 7 - 7 - 7 - 10 - 15 - 17 - 18 - 24 - 26 - 27 - 31 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
59
7 17 2009 Kelly Clarkson - "I Do Not Hook Up" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
13 A Moment Like This

from the LP
Thankful
ARC chart run: 29 - 23 - 17 - 10 - 8 - 5 - 3 - 3 - 7 - 10 - 16 - 24 - 34 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
65
RIAA Certification: Gold
3 13 2002 Kelly Clarkson - 'A Moment Like This / Before Your Love' (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
14 The Trouble With Love Is

from the LP
Thankful
ARC chart run: 39 - 31 - 26 - 22 - 20 - 16 - 13 - 10 - 9 - 8 - 9 - 12 - 17 - 24 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
63
8 14 2004 Kelly Clarkson - 'The Trouble With Love Is' (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
15 Low

from the LP
Thankful
ARC chart run: 37 - 30 - 22 - 18 - 13 - 12 - 11 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 16 - 23 - 32 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
75
6 14 2003 Kelly Clarkson - 'Low' (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
16 Dark Side

from the LP
Stronger
ARC chart run: 38 - 30 - 29 - 29 - 28 - 23 - 22 - 21 - 21 - 20 - 19 - 18 - 22 - 25 - 32 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 71
MTV VMA Nominee
: Best Video With A Message
18 15 2012 Kelly Clarkson - "Dark Side" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
17 Never Again

from the LP
My December
ARC chart run: 34 - 26 - 16 - 15 - 13 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 20 - 24 - 25 - 28 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
74
RIAA Certification: Gold
13 13 2007 Kelly Clarkson - "Never Again" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
18 Heartbeat Song

from the LP
Piece By Piece
ARC chart run: 36 - 29 - 28 - 23 - 22 - 19 - 19 - 19 - 17 - 19 - 18 - 21 - 29 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 79
RIAA Certification: Platinum
Grammy Nominee: Best Pop Solo Performance
17 13 2015 Kelly Clarkson - "Heartbreat Song" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
19 People Like Us

from the LP
Greatest Hits - Chapter One
ARC chart run: 40 - 35 - 33 - 32 - 31 - 28 - 27 - 30 - 33 - 35 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 104
MTV VMA Nominee: Best Video With A Message
27 10 2013 Kelly Clarkson - "People Like Us" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
20 Gone

from the LP
Breakaway
ARC chart run: 38 - 34 - 31 - 27 - 25 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
123
25 5 2006
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
21 All I Ever Wanted

from the LP
All I Ever Wanted
ARC chart run: 39 - 37 - 36 - 35 - 36 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
119
35 6 2010 Kelly Clarkson - "All I Ever Wanted" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
 
  Before Your Love

from the LP
Thankful
RIAA Certification: Gold
** ** 2002 Kelly Clarkson - 'A Moment Like This / Before Your Love' (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Up To The Mountain
[Kelly Clarkson with Jeff Beck]
** ** 2007  
  Sober

from the LP
My December
** ** 2007 Kelly Clarkson - "Sober" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Because Of You
[Reba McEntire & Kelly Clarkson]

from the Reba McEntire LP
Reba Duets
Grammy Nominee: Best Country Collaboration with Vocals
** ** 2007
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Don't You Wanna Stay
[Jason Aldean featuring Kelly Clarkson]

from the Jason Aldean LP
My Kinda Party
Year-End Chart Position: #
133
Grammy Nominee:
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
** ** 2011 Jason Aldean featuring Kelly Clarkson - "Don't You Wanna Stay" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
 
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