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Kelly Clarkson's Hit 'Since U Been Gone' Turns 10: 7 Great Performances
Kelly Clarkson, original American Idol, was already a household name after becoming the first winner of the reality singing contest back in 2002. But it was her second album, Breakaway, particularly the single "Since U Been Gone" that really established her as a pop singer that was going to be around for quite some time.
Peaking at No. 2 on the Bilboard Hot 100 the song was a smash when it was released 10 years ago this week (Nov. 16, 2004). It gave Clarkson a bit of edge, and established her as a leading voice in radio pop in the mid-aughts. (Breakaway would go on to have five top 10 singles). The song won the Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, as well as MTV VMAs for Best Female Video and Best Pop Video. Billboard referred to it as a decade-defining song, writing, "Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" has since become a blueprint for the female power-pop that has blanketed radio since, with Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Pink and others building up resumes featuring comparable hooks and production."
In honor of the 10-year anniversary, we rounded up some of our favorite performances of "Since U Been Gone," both by Clarkson and others -- clearly everyone fully understands how much fun this song is to sing, whether that's at karaokee with your friends or you're Robyn and want to delight your fans.
The Official Video
Live in Studio, 2006
MTV VMA Awards, 2005
BRIT Awards, 2006
Pitch Perfect Scene, 2013