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Kelly Clarkson’s Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits

In honor of Kelly Clarkson's birthday (April 24), Billboard takes a look at the powerhouse singer's biggest hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

In honor of Kelly Clarkson‘s birthday (April 24), Billboard takes a look at the powerhouse singer’s biggest hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

In the nearly 15 years since winning the inaugural season of American Idol, the Texas native has landed 26 songs on the Hot 100, including three No. 1s. She kicked off her chart history with her Idol coronation single, “A Moment Like This,” which spent two weeks at No. 1 in October 2002. She subsequently reigned with “My Life Would Suck Without You” (for two weeks, in 2009) and “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (three weeks, 2012).

Clarkson has been honored with three Grammy Awards, including two thanks to her sophomore album, 2004’s Breakaway. On the Billboard 200 chart, she has notched nine titles, with three hitting (and debuting at) No. 1: her first set, 2003’s Thankful; 2009’s All I Ever Wanted; and 2015’s Piece by Piece. Her hits have also spanned across genres, with five No. 1s on Dance Club Songs and one on Hot Country Songs.


Here’s a look at Clarkson’s highest-ranking smashes on the Hot 100.

Kelly Clarkson’s Top 15 Billboard Hot 100 Hits
1, “Since U Been Gone,” peak position No. 2, peak date April 9, 2005
2, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” No. 1 (3 weeks), Feb. 18, 2012
3, “Behind These Hazel Eyes,” No. 6, June 11, 2005
4, “Breakaway,” No. 6, November 20, 2004
5, “Because of You,” No. 7, Nov. 19, 2005
6, “My Life Would Suck Without You,” No. 1 (2 weeks), Feb. 7, 2009
7, “A Moment Like This,” No. 1 (2 weeks), Oct. 5, 2002
8, “Miss Independent,” No. 9, July 19, 2003
9, “Already Gone,” No. 13, Dec. 19, 2009
10, “Walk Away,” No. 12, April 22, 2006
11, “Mr. Know It All,” No. 10, Nov. 12, 2011
12, “Never Again,” No. 8, May 12, 2007
13, “Catch My Breath,” No. 19, Feb. 16, 2013
14, “Don’t You Wanna Stay” (Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson), No. 31, April 30, 2011
15, “I Do Not Hook Up,” No. 20, June 20, 2009

Kelly Clarkson’s Biggest Billboard Hot 100 hits chart is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100, through the April 29, 2017, ranking. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted to account for different chart turnover rates over various periods.