Kelly Clarkson’s political endorsement helps boost her album sales

Kelly Clarkson - Stronger

When “American Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson last week took to Twitter to talk about her fondness of GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul, the initial response wasn’t very positive. Clarkson even found herself apologizing if she offended anyone. That never discussing politics and religion bit seems to still ring true.

But she stuck to her opinions and that has apparently paid off. CNN Money is attributing a boost in sales of Clarkson’s new album “Stronger” to her Paul endorsement.

According to CNN, her sales on Amazon increased 442 percent between Thursday and Friday, taking “Stronger” from No. 38 to No. 7 on the sales chart. The album also landed at No. 13 on iTunes.

A person who bought her album on Amazon said “I must admit I have not really followed you but your recent stance on Ron Paul made me check you out. If you are smart enough to support Ron Paul then you are probably talented too.”