Kelly Clarkson has just set a huge record for herself with her latest song My Life Would Suck Without You. The song just made history of Billboard’s Hot 100 by making the biggest leap to #1. By tomorrow, January 29th, the song will be the first one to make the massive leap from #97 to #1.
It’s sold 280,000 digital downloads in its first week on the radio! The song that comes the closest to this feat is Womanizer. It also jumped from 58-38 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart and 27-18 on the Mainstream Top 40 list. But before that, Kelly Clarkson held the record for A Moment Like This, which jumped from #52-#1 on the charts.
My Life holds #1 spot on the Digital Chart with 279,605 sold in its first week. This is the 3rd biggest digital song debut for a female artist.
This just proves how much American Idol has changed. Kelly Clarkson is still a major player in the music industry, where as the more recent former Idols aren’t as a significant part of the game. Ok, Carrie Underwood excluded! But she’s more country than mainstream. So when it comes to pop, Kelly is still queen!