Kelly Clarkson’s Album “Wrapped In Red” Is The Musical Star For Holiday Season
Kelly Clarkson’s latest album release “Wrapped In Red” is the musical star for the holiday season of 2013. The single “Underneath The Tree” (RCA/RLG) is just one of the tracks getting lots of airplay this Christmas. Clarkson has sold over 20 million albums world-wide. In a career spanning over a decade, Clarkson has accumulated ninety-one number ones on the Billboard charts, and eleven number one singles worldwide. Born Brianne Blackstock, she came to prominence 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 her second album, Breakaway (2004). It was 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. 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 second-best selling American Idol single to date with over four million downloads in the U.S. 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”, is her twentyfourth entry on the Hot 100 and her eleventh million-selling single. She continues to amaze us now with a Christmas album that will no doubt be her for years to come.