Tag: Platinum

Artist Countdown: Kelly Clarkson Top 30 Hits 1pm ET @kelly_clarkson

Kelly-ClarksonKelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American pop-rock singer-songwriter. In 2002, she rose to fame after winning the first season of American Idol, and has since been established as “The Original American Idol.” Her debut single, “A Moment Like This”, topped the US Billboard Hot 100 and broke the record for the biggest jump to number one in the chart’s history; it became the best-selling single of the year in the country. She became the runner-up of World Idol the following year.

Clarkson’s debut studio album, Thankful (2003), has been certified 2× platinum and sold over 4.5 million copies internationally. Its lead single, “Miss Independent,” became an international hit, earning Clarkson her first Grammy nomination. She developed a rock-oriented sound with the release of her second album, Breakaway (2004). It has been certified 6× platinum and sold over 15 million copies worldwide, earning Clarkson two Grammy Awards, including one for the hit single “Since U Been Gone.” She later took full creative direction of her third album, My December (2007), which has been certified platinum. Its lead single, “Never Again,” became a top ten hit. Clarkson’s fourth album, All I Ever Wanted (2009), debuted at number one, and became a critical and commercial success. Its worldwide hit single, “My Life Would Suck Without You”, surpassed “A Moment Like This” for the biggest leap to number one on a single week in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart from number 97, a record it still holds today. Her fifth album, Stronger (2011), generated international chart-topping singles, “Mr. Know It All” and “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” with the latter being the best selling American Idol single to date with over five million copies worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, making Clarkson the first and only artist to win the award twice. In 2012, Clarkson released Greatest Hits – Chapter One; its lead single, “Catch My Breath,” became her twenty-fourth entry on the Hot 100 and eleventh million-selling single. Clarkson’s sixth album and first Christmas-themed release, Wrapped in Red (2013), became the best-selling holiday album of the year, making her the first American female artist to achieve this feat. – Wikipedia

1 My Life Would Suck Without You
2 Since U Been Gone
3 Because of You
4 Behind These Hazel Eyes
5 Breakaway
6 Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
7 Mr. Know It All
8 Never Again
9 Walk Away
10 Already Gone
11 I Do Not Hook Up
12 Miss Independent
13 The Trouble with Love Is
14 Catch My Breath
15 Dark Side
16 People Like Us
17 Low
18 A Moment Like This
19 Don’t You Wanna Stay (with Jason Aldean)
20 Because of You (with Reba McEntire)
21 Tie It Up
22 Sober
23 Don’t Rush (featuring Vince Gill)
24 If I Can’t Have You
25 One Minute
26 Don’t Waste Your Time
27 All I Ever Wanted
28 Beautiful Disaster
29 Respect
30 In the Basement (with Martina McBride)

Feature LP: Elton John Greatest Hits 1970 – 2002 – 9pm ET

Elton_John_-_Greatest_Hits_1970-2002_album_coverGreatest Hits 1970–2002 is a career-spanning collection of Elton John’s biggest hits up to 2002. It was released in an alternate 3-CD version (as opposed to the usual 2-CD) and slightly different versions in the United States and the United Kingdom.
The album debuted on the Billboard 200 chart at number 12 on November 30, 2002. It spent 67 weeks on the chart. It was certified Gold and Platinum on 13 December 2002, 2x Platinum on 5 March 2003, 3x Platinum on 2 August 2004 and 4x and 5x Platinum on 14 February 2011 by the RIAA.

It was the first Elton John compilation released since the time that PolyGram, which had controlled the pre-1976 Elton John catalogue, was sold to Universal Music Group, which controlled the post-1976 recordings. Prior to 1992, rights to John’s music had been complicated as they shifted between various companies. UMG now owns worldwide distribution rights to all of John’s music, while sharing overall ownership with John himself.

The CD omits the #1 Adult Contemporary hit “Mama Can’t Buy You Love” from The Thom Bell Sessions (top 10 in 1979).