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FEB 08 2012

Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" Is #1 On Billboard's Hot 100



(New York, New York) – Fresh off her stunning performance of The National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVI, global superstar Kelly Clarkson is #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart for her current single “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You).” This mark’s Kelly’s 3rd Billboard Hot 100 after 2002’s “A Moment Like This” and 2009’s “My Life Would Suck Without You.” The single also remains #1 for the second straight week on Billboard’s Digital Songs Chart selling over 237,000 downloads this week alone and making this Kelly’s second-best sales week ever for a single behind 2009’s “My Life Would Suck Without You” which sold 280,000 copies. The single was also this week’s Top Airplay gainer going from 33 -15 on the Radio Songs Chart (58 million audience impressions).

Kelly is currently on her 2012 Stronger World Tour and receiving rave reviews. After her sold out Radio City show, The New York Times stated, “..the idea delivered by the show was that Ms. Clarkson was a star,” while Spin claimed, “Vocally, Clarkson was impeccable, nailing every big note and wistful whisper as she worked her way back and forth across the broad Radio City stage.” The Hollywood Reporter said, “Clarkson's personable nature and powerhouse vocals prove that she is growing stronger with each album and tour.”

On Sunday, Kelly will be attending the 54th Annual Grammy Awards where she will perform the Grammy nominated single “Don’t You Wanna Stay” with Jason Aldean. The single just received 2 nominations for the Academy of Country Music Awards. Kelly will also be appearing on NBC’s The Voice, this March as a mentor alongside country star Miranda Lambert for Team Blake. Yesterday, Kelly released Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) [The Remixes], an EP consisting of 8 different remixes of “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”. The EP is available for sale at iTunes now.

Since bursting onto the music scene 10 years ago, Kelly Clarkson has released 5 studio albums (Thankful, Breakaway, My December, All I Ever Wanted, Stronger), sold over 20 million albums worldwide, 10 million albums in the US and has had 10 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. She is the recipient of 2 Grammy Awards, 4 American Music Awards, 3 MTV Video Music Awards, 1 Country Music Association Award and 12 Billboard Music Awards. Clarkson’s most recent effort Stronger debut at #2 on both the Billboard Top 200 and Digital Albums Chart making the 5th Top 3 debut for Kelly. The album is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A. in the US, has sold over 1 million albums worldwide and produced the smash singles, “Mr. Know It All” and “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” which marks Kelly’s 9th and 10th Top 10 hit.

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