Kelly Clarkson’s “My Life” makes history

01.28.09 9 years ago

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson’s “comeback” single, “My Life Would Suck Without You” soars to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 this week.

The uptempo track jumps 97-1, breaking the record for the biggest one week leap in the history of the chart. Clarkson trumps Britney Spears’ catapult from 96-1 with “Womanizer.”

It is her first No. 1 since her 2002 debut single, “A Moment Like This.” She displaces Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance” from the summit.

The move is propelled by digital sales of the song: it sold 279,605 downloads in its first week of release. “My Life” is also doing well at radio (although, make no mistake, it’s the digital sales that pushed this puppy to the top). It is No. 38 on Billboard’s Hot 100.

All this excitement has caused the label to move the release of Clarkson’s new album, “All I Ever Wanted,” up a week from March 17 to March 10. They no doubt figured it has a better chance to come in at No. 1 that week.

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