Kelly Clarkson – Stronger Passes the Million Sales Mark

It’s already been certified platinum, but now Kelly Clarkson’s 5th studio album, Stronger, has sold over 1 million copies. Billboard has the details:

Kelly Clarkson – The singer’s “Stronger” album crosses the 1 million total sales mark this week, giving the original “American Idol” winner her first million-seller since her second effort, 2004’s “Breakaway” (6.3 million). “Stronger” sold another 8,000 copies this past week (reentering at No. 173, up 64%), bringing its total sum to a wee bit over 1 million.

Congratulations Kelly! She also happens to be newly engaged, so happy times on all fronts…

Via Billboard

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  • girlygirltoo

    Yay! Congrats to Kelly

  • fuzzywuzzy

    10 years later, and the original recipe Idol is still producing platinum albums and multiplatinum singles (Stronger soon to sell 4X platinum). Well done!

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  • SullyD

    “The singer’s “Stronger” album crosses the 1 million total sales mark
    this week, giving the original “American Idol” winner her first
    million-seller since her second effort, 2004?s “Breakaway”

    I thought My December was platinum/double platinum?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    My December has been RIAA certified platinum, but has yet to sell 1 M (very close though – 961,000).

  • Anny_nanny

    Congrats to Kelly!

  • Van

    Great year for her! Both professional and personal. Happy to see good things happen to nice people :)

  • LongKissGoodnight

    I thought My December was platinum/double platinum?

    My December is certified platinum based on shipments, but has yet to scan a million in sales.

    Billboard have posted numbers for it and other Kelly’s albums in the same article:

    After “Breakaway,” Clarkson issued 2007’s “My December” and 2009’s “All I
    Ever Wanted.” They have sold 836,000 and 961,000, respectively. The
    diva’s debut album, 2003’s “Thankful,” is also in the million club, with
    2.8 million sold.

  • SullyD

    Oh, I got it. Tks fuzzywuzzy and LongKissGoodnight.

  • Klaine

    QUITE AN accomplishment these days, and at first I thought the headline referred to her single – not the whole album…Considering most everything is available for free these days if you know how to search.  Plus so many people just buy singles – you never even hear 80-90% of the album — Thats why it is interesting tht people still release greatest hits.  Fans can already download all those singles, except the couple of new ones.  Its better to do what Whitney had done where you have different remixes or versions of your songs to give your fans an added incentive to purchase.  If youre already a Kelly fan, you dont need duplicate copies of all her singles

  • Leandro

    I don’t know too much about Kelly’s work, I can remember something between two dozen songs, I think, but her progression (and regression) of sales is intriguing. She seems to sell like the big artists from old times. More regarding the quality of the work than the publicity/hype of it.

    ETA: Congratulations ;)

  • hillstreetblooz

    She’s the standard by which ALL singing reality show winners SHOULD, and in my book, WILL be judged. The OG Idol has set the bar high for what a successful post show career can look like – and she ain’t done yet. Still riding w/Kelly after all these years, and proud to have been there with her and Idol from the start – Congrats Kelly! o/

  • iluvai

    I’m so happy for her. She seems like the nicest person.

  • Jason Scott


    And imo, Carrie is the standard for all Country wannabes. :)

  • Beaugard Stevens

    Great news!  Everything seems to going right for her lately.  I’m happy for her.

  • DorkAngel-GBW

    Talk about longevity, ten years out the gate and Kelly is still going Strong(er).  Congratulations!!!

  • Joe Martinez

    So happy for her! It’s so great her sales have gone up since the My December black era (so sad that era flopped), Hopefully AIEW can soon reach the 1 million mark as well.

  • loveroftalent

    So happy for Kelly…So deserving…

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Soundscan sales of Stronger, week ending Dec. 30/12:

    187 CLARKSON*KELLY STRONGER 5.466 -33 8.186 1.005.760