Kelly Clarkson has never achieved the cultural relevance of would-be peers like Beyoncé or Katy Perry, but the 32-year-old American Idol alum was an indisputably dominant force at her mid-2000s commercial peak. With her sixth studio album, Piece by Piece, Clarkson looks to recapture the form that led to four straight top 10 hits (all from 2004 sophomore slam Breakaway) a decade ago -- and occasionally exceeds it.

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