KELLY CLARKSON GRABS RECORD – best-selling single ever by an American Idol contestant!
WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU MAKES YOU STRONGER!
I’m happy for Kelly with this one – Stronger is her music done to perfection, pop/rock vibes all about empowerment – great stuff.
The song, which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, has surpassed Carrie Underwood’s ‘Before He Cheats’ to achieve the milestone of the biggest selling ever single by an American Idol contestant.
‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)’ has sold 3,510,000 copies as of Thursday (July 5), while ‘Before He Cheats’ has shifted 3,509,000 units since 2006.
Underwood is still ahead in terms of US album sales. She has sold 13,205,000 albums to date, while Clarkson is close behind with 11,664,000.
Clarkson has achieved digital singles sales of 24,100,000, compared with Underwood’s sales total of 22,535,000 digital songs.
Chris Daughtry and season two’s Clay Aiken are next on the list but they both fall way behind the ladies sales.