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KELLY CLARKSON'S SALES
With all the recent attention that Kelly Clarkson's been receiving due to the controversy surrounding her and Clive Davis, as well as her Grammy win for best pop vocal album for "Stronger" (which seems to have been overshadowed), I was wondering how her sales have varied from album to album.
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For all the details regarding Clarkson and Davis' public differences of opinion, click here.
And, click here for details on new music she premiered this past week in Nashville.
In the meantime, as the current season of "American Idol" finds Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey whittling down the field to the top contestants, let's look at the career U.S. sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan, of the show's original champion in 2002.
Here are Clarkson's album sales:
2,771,000, "Thankful" (2003)
6,279,000, "Breakaway" (2004)
837,000, "My December" (2007)
966,000, "All I Ever Wanted' (2009)
1,035,000, "Stronger" (2011)
16,000, "iTunes Session" (EP) (2012)
298,000, "Greatest Hits: Chapter One" (2012)
Also, here are her top-selling digital singles, the 11 of which have hit at least 1 million in sales:
4,195,000, "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"
2,702,000, "My Life Would Suck Without You"
2,597,000, "Since U Been Gone"
1,845,000, "Already Gone"
1,803,000, "Because of You"
1,753,000, "Mr. Know It All"
1,508,000, "Behind These Hazel Eyes"
1,224,000, "Walk Away"
1,179,000, "Never Again"
1,066,000, "Catch My Breath"
Back to her album sales, Clarkson has sold 12,222,000 albums over her career in the U.S. Per many chart-watchers' favorite comparison (and even with one more studio album and a best-of collection released), she trails Carrie Underwood as the best-selling "Idol" alum.
Underwood's career U.S. sales sum stands at 14,127,000.