Carrie Underwood Tops the Charts, Kelly Clarkson Branches Out

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41st Annual CMA Awards - Show NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 07: Singer Carrie Underwood onstage at the 41st Annual CMA Awards at the Sommet Center on November 7, 2007 in Nashville, Tennessee.

In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Carrie Underwood's new release "Play On" takes No. 1 on the Billboard 200, also coming in as the top-selling release of the year by a female artist. Justin Timberlake has been granted a restraining order against a stalker who thought she was destined to marry and "rule" with him, and original American Idol champ Kelly Clarkson talks about performing cover songs on her current tour to reflect her diverse musical taste. The tour wraps in New Orleans on Dec. 13.