The first American Idol winner continues to be the most successful. Kelly Clarkson has earned her 80th No. 1 hit on the Billboard charts.
The very first American Idolmoves to the top of the Hot Dance Club Play chart with her current hit, “Catch My Breath.” It’s her third consecutive No. 1 on this chart, following “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” and “Dark Side.” This is the first No. 1 rank for “Breath.” Thanks to her latest single, Clarkson is the first Idol to reach a total of 80 No. 1s and she gives the franchise its 372nd Billboard chart-topper, a run that began with Clarkson’s “A Moment Like This” in October 2002. — Hollywood Reporter
There’s no doubting that Kelly and Carrie Underwood are among the most successful American Idol winners. Reigning Idol champ Phillip Phillips is doing what he can to join them in those elite positions.
“A Moment Like This” has long held the record as the series’ most successful coronation song, but that title now belongs to Phillip Phillips’ “Home,” which captures its seventh crown this week as it moves to No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary song in its 21st week on the list. This ups the grand total of Idol No. 1s to 373. “Home” has already been No. 1 on Rock Digital Songs, Hot Digital Songs, Hot Digital Tracks, Triple A, Triple A Audience and Adult Top 40. “Home” first topped a chart the week of June 9, 2012, so its status as a No. 1 song now stretches out over eight months. — Hollywood Reporter