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Kelly Clarkson Breaks Record For Hot 100 Jump

Kelly Clarkson
January 29, 2009 12:00 AM ET
Silvio Pietroluongo and Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
Kelly Clarkson makes history on this week's Billboard Hot 100 with the largest leap to No. 1 in the chart's 50-year history. Her new single, "My Life Would Suck Without You," rockets 97-1 after selling 280,000 digital downloads in its first week of availability.

The song is also faring well at radio, jumping 58-38 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart and 27-18 on the Mainstream Top 40 list.

"My Life" introduces Clarkson's March 17 RCA album "All I Ever Wanted." This is the second time the artist has set the record for largest jump to No. 1. She took her "American Idol" victory song, "A Moment Like This," 52-1 on the chart dated October 5, 2002.

That mark lasted nearly five years until Maroon 5 soared 64-1 with "Makes Me Wonder" in May 2007 and had been broken three more times since, most recently by Britney Spears' "Womanizer" (96-1).
 
"My Life" is Clarkson's first No. 1 since her debut single, though she has placed six other songs in the top 10 during this time, including the No. 2-peaking "Since U Been Gone" in April 2005.

Elsewhere on the Hot 100, Lady GaGa's "Just Dance" featuring Colby O'Donis slips to No. 2 after three weeks on top. Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" slides 2-3, while Kanye West's "Heartless" is down 3-4 despite being the chart's greatest airplay gainer.

Taylor Swift's "Love Story" holds at No. 5, the All-American Rejects' "Gives You Hell" remains No. 6 and T.I.'s "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna drops 4-7. The Fray's "You Found Me" jumps 16-8 as the top digital gainer on the Hot 100, thanks to download sales of 145,000. Britney Spears' "Circus" inches up 10-9 and Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" is down 7-10.

The Hot 100's top debut comes from U2's "Get on Your Boots" at No. 37. The track sold 57,000 downloads and garnered enough airplay to debut at No. 8 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart and No. 29 on the Mainstream Rock tally.

On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, "Single Ladies" is in an 11th week at No. 1. Ciara's "Never Ever" featuring Young Jeezy is the top debut at No. 70; it's the second single from her delayed new album "Fantasy Ride," following "Go Girl" featuring T-Pain, which peaked at No. 26 last October.

Blake Shelton notches his fifth No. 1 on Hot Country Songs with "She Wouldn't Be Gone," which jumps 3-1. Rascal Flatts' "Here Comes Goodbye" is the top debut at No. 29, giving the group its second-highest bow. Its new album, "Unstoppable," is due April 7 from Lyric Street/Hollywood.

Kings Of Leon's "Sex on Fire" begins an eighth week atop the Modern Rock chart, while Shinedown leads Mainstream Rock for a seventh with "Second Chance."



Kelly Clarkson Breaks Record For Hot 100 Jump

Kelly Clarkson
January 29, 2009 12:00 AM ET
Silvio Pietroluongo and Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
Kelly Clarkson makes history on this week's Billboard Hot 100 with the largest leap to No. 1 in the chart's 50-year history. Her new single, "My Life Would Suck Without You," rockets 97-1 after selling 280,000 digital downloads in its first week of availability.

The song is also faring well at radio, jumping 58-38 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart and 27-18 on the Mainstream Top 40 list.

"My Life" introduces Clarkson's March 17 RCA album "All I Ever Wanted." This is the second time the artist has set the record for largest jump to No. 1. She took her "American Idol" victory song, "A Moment Like This," 52-1 on the chart dated October 5, 2002.

That mark lasted nearly five years until Maroon 5 soared 64-1 with "Makes Me Wonder" in May 2007 and had been broken three more times since, most recently by Britney Spears' "Womanizer" (96-1).
 
"My Life" is Clarkson's first No. 1 since her debut single, though she has placed six other songs in the top 10 during this time, including the No. 2-peaking "Since U Been Gone" in April 2005.

Elsewhere on the Hot 100, Lady GaGa's "Just Dance" featuring Colby O'Donis slips to No. 2 after three weeks on top. Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" slides 2-3, while Kanye West's "Heartless" is down 3-4 despite being the chart's greatest airplay gainer.

Taylor Swift's "Love Story" holds at No. 5, the All-American Rejects' "Gives You Hell" remains No. 6 and T.I.'s "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna drops 4-7. The Fray's "You Found Me" jumps 16-8 as the top digital gainer on the Hot 100, thanks to download sales of 145,000. Britney Spears' "Circus" inches up 10-9 and Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" is down 7-10.

The Hot 100's top debut comes from U2's "Get on Your Boots" at No. 37. The track sold 57,000 downloads and garnered enough airplay to debut at No. 8 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart and No. 29 on the Mainstream Rock tally.

On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, "Single Ladies" is in an 11th week at No. 1. Ciara's "Never Ever" featuring Young Jeezy is the top debut at No. 70; it's the second single from her delayed new album "Fantasy Ride," following "Go Girl" featuring T-Pain, which peaked at No. 26 last October.

Blake Shelton notches his fifth No. 1 on Hot Country Songs with "She Wouldn't Be Gone," which jumps 3-1. Rascal Flatts' "Here Comes Goodbye" is the top debut at No. 29, giving the group its second-highest bow. Its new album, "Unstoppable," is due April 7 from Lyric Street/Hollywood.

Kings Of Leon's "Sex on Fire" begins an eighth week atop the Modern Rock chart, while Shinedown leads Mainstream Rock for a seventh with "Second Chance."

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