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Stats O’Clock: Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Stronger’ is her best-selling single ever


Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)’ may have only peaked at No.8 at the beginning of 2012, but the fact it has stuck around for so long has made it her biggest-selling single ever in the UK. Yep, more than ‘Since U Been Gone’, more than ‘Behind These Hazel Eyes’… even more than ‘Low/The Trouble With Love Is’. Up to midnight on Saturday it had sold 365,272 downloads on these shores, only 500 copies behind her 2009 No. 1 ‘My Life Would Suck Without You’ – a gap it will have comfortably closed either yesterday or today. The album Stronger has also just overtaken her last opus, All I Ever Wanted, as it cruises over the 200,000 sales mark, but is unlikely to ever reach the 1.5 million total managed by 2004’s Breakaway. Over in the US, ‘Stronger’ is the 4th best-selling single of the year so far, having shifted an amazing 3 million copies. Great to see that Kelly’s still got her mojo ten years after winning American Idol, and almost enough to make us forgive the British public for only getting ‘Dark Side’ as far as No.40. ALMOST.

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