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.
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