Written by Giavanna Foster

Kelly Clarkson is a force to be reckoned with. Clarkson has made history on Billboard with Piece by Piece, the latest album to hit number one on multiple charts. She is the first singer to score 100 number one compiled hits on Billboard. Carrie Underwood currently has 83 number one hits on Billboard, and she will be the second Idol contestant to achieve this incredible feat. Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood have scored over 50 number one hits on Billboard. As a result, Idol has produced a grand total of 458 Billboard hits. Both artists prove that Idol can consistently produce number one songs.

Kelly Clarkson is currently an artist under Atlantic Records. On June 24, Clarkson announced that she will sign a long-term worldwide deal with Atlantic. Clarkson is working on her upcoming R&B album, which is inspired by soul and R&B (rhythm-and-blues) music. This album is Clarkson’s dream project, as she aspired to make a soul record since she was a little girl. “We have already started creating a record that I have been wanting to make since I was a little girl, and a record that fans have been asking me to make for years. Here’s to the future!” the original Idol said in a statement. Kelly Clarkson’s soul record will be released in 2017. Clarkson posted four fan-requested covers here to celebrate Clarkson’s deal with Atlantic Records.

With 10.9 million Twitter fans, Kelly Clarkson is an inspirational powerhouse vocalist and positive role model. She demonstrates the meaning of hard work and determination with her impressive career as a solo artist. Clarkson is a team player as she always builds a long-lasting relationship with her fans by singing requested covers and communicating empowering messages in every performance.

Kelly Clarkson has earned her rightful spot in Billboard’s Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists list. Kelly Clarkson is featured with other celebrities that include Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Celine Dion, and Bruno Mars. Clarkson’s monumental success story proves that goals and dreams can be achieved with confidence and tenacity.

Take a look at Kelly Clarkson’s Twitter celebration here.


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Interested in more Kelly Clarkson news? I recommend that you read these Billboard articles:

Billboard’s Greatest of All Time Hot-100 Artists List

Kelly Clarkson Makes History as First ‘American Idol’ Contestant With 100 Billboard No. 1s

Kelly Clarkson Signs Long-Term Deal With Atlantic, Preparing Soul/R&B-Inspired Album for 2017