Clarkson Soars to Top of Charts

New single rocketed from 97th spot in Hot 100

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 29, 2009 8:22 AM CST

(Newser) – Kelly Clarkson’s new single has jumped from No. 97 to No. 1 , breaking the record held by Britney Spears’ “Womanizer” for the largest leap to the top spot, Billboard reports. “My Life Would Suck Without You” sold 280,000 digital downloads in one week and is climbing radio charts. The onetime American Idol held the record in 2002 with “A Moment Like This,” and this is her first No. 1 since.

Kelly Clarkson, the first "American Idol" winner, appears on the NBC "Today" show in New York, Tuesday May 8, 2007.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Singer and former "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson performs on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" at Johnny Carson Park across the street from NBC Studios in Burbank, Calif., Thursday, May 10, 2007.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Musician Kelly Clarkson performs during KIIS-FM's Wango Tango concert, Saturday, May 12, 2007 in Irvine, Calif.   (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
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Watch the video for Kelly Clarkson's new single, "My Life Would Suck Without You."   (HearMeImCryingNow)

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