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American Idol: Kelly Clarkson Makes Billboard History A Second Time

January 30, 2009 01:00 PM by Paulene Hinds


For the second time inits 50 year history, the first American Idol, Kelly Clarkson has made the highest leap on the Billboard Hot 100. Her newest single, My Life Would Suck Without You, rose from the 97th spot, knocking out Lady GaGa’s Grammy-nominated Just Dance featuring Colby O’Donis. Just Dance slipped to No. 2 after three weeks in the No. 1 spot. Kelly Clarkson’s new recordbroke the 96th-to-first record recently set by Britney Spears’ Womanizer.

The first time Kelly Clarkson set the record for the largest jump to No. 1 was back in October 2002, when A Moment Like This, lept from No. 52 to the top of the chart. Kelly Clarkson has had six other singles in the top 10, since she wore the American Idol crown. In April of 2005, her single Since U Been Gone peaked at No.2.

Kelly Clarkson’s highly anticipatedfourth album, All I Ever Wanted, will be released on March 17.

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