RCA sent over word that original American Idol Kelly Clarkson's new studio album, Stronger, has debuted at no 2 on the Billboard Top 200 and #2 on the Digital Albums Chart selling over 163,000 units.
All 5 of Kelly's albums have debuted in the Top 3. The first single, "Mr. Know It All" peaked at #4 on the iTunes Singles Chart and is still currently in the Top 10.
Kelly kicked off promotion back in September with appearances on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Over the past few weeks, Kelly performed her single, "Mr. Know It All" on Dancing With The Stars, The Today Show, The View and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
In addition, Kelly returned back to The Today Show last week for a special co-hosting gig with Hoda Kotb. Kelly is gearing up for a performance on The 2011 American Music Awards in November.
Entertainment Weekly calls Stronger, "a breakup album for the ages" while Billboard states, "she's in her strongest form yet on fifth album Stronger." The New York Times claims, "Ms. Clarkson is turning into the Mary J. Blige of pop," while USA Today says "vocally, Clarkson has never sounded better." Rolling Stone states Kelly has, "one of music's most remarkable voices"
Since bursting onto the music scene 10 years ago, Kelly Clarkson has released 5 studio albums (Thankful, Breakaway, My December, All I Ever Wanted, Stronger), sold over 20 million albums worldwide, 10 million albums in the US and has had 7 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. She is the recipient of 2 Grammy Awards, 2 American Music Awards, 2 MTV Awards and 11 Billboard Awards. Clarkson's last effort, 2009's All I Ever Wanted debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and produced the smash singles "My Life Would Suck Without You" and "Already Gone."