Clarkson and her band Y’all kept the V-Day romance in the air by kicking her high notes into high gear for the ’90s romantic ballad. “‘Cause you mean the world to me/ You are my everything/ I swear the only thing that matters/ Matters to me/ Oh baby, baby, baby, baby, baby/ ‘Cause you mean so much to me,” she crooned.
“You Mean the World to Me” was featured on Braxton’s self-titled debut album from 1993. The song reached No. 1 on Billboard‘s Adult R&B Airplay chart and No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1994, the same year it was certified gold by the RIAA.
The talk show host and her band previously covered Braxton’s “Another Sad Love Song,” which was the lead single from Toni Braxton and earned the R&B singer her first-ever Grammy for best female R&B vocal performance at the 1994 ceremony. (That same year, she also picked up the trophy for best new artist.)
Watch her Kellyoke cover of “You Mean the World to Me” below.