A key indicator that “American Idol” finalists could graduate to post-show sales success: Kelly Clarkson debuts atop the Billboard 200 with her first album, “Thankful.” She’s added four top five sets since.
Kelly Clarkson, you just dethroned Adele. What are you gonna do now?
Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” rises from No. 2 to No. 1 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. The uptempo pop anthem becomes the original “American Idol” champion’s third leader on the list. Clarkson first reigned with her “Idol” coronation song “A Moment Like This” for two weeks in 2002. She returned to the summit with “My Life Would Suck Without You” for two weeks beginning this week in 2009.