Last summer, singer/songwriter Claude Kelly told Billboard he hoped to work with Kelly Clarkson in the future. Six months later, not only has he co-written the pop singer's latest single, "My Life Would Suck Without You," but he's sharing in its record-breaking success.
As previously reported, the song jumps 97-1 this week on the Billboard Hot 100, setting a record for the largest leap to the top in the history of the chart.
"This is a huge deal for me. I'm beyond words," the 28-year-old New York native tells Billboard. "I feel very accomplished and relieved to know that hard work definitely pays off."