Showing posts with label Kelly Clarkson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kelly Clarkson. Show all posts

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Kelly Clarkson’s album “Stronger” sales reportedly grew Stronger after Ron Paul Twitter endorsement

The “American Idol” alum Kelly Clarkson’s album “Stronger” sales reportedly grew Stronger after her Twitter endorsement of Ron Paul, but her political views had little to do with the sales jump, The Hollywood Reporter writes.

The week before Christmas, a flurry of stories online said that Clarkson’s album sales jumped anywhere from 200 to 400 percent, depending on the report. The album of the "Miss Independent" singer did climb to No. 17 from No. 39 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Billboard reported that other albums experienced a greater decline in sales as shoppers cut back on spending the week after Christmas. The overall album market dropped 49% that week.

Ron Paul himself was proud about what the endorsement did for her sales. At a campaign stop before the caucuses earlier this week, the presidential hopeful bragged to a group of Iowa high schoolers about his popularity among Clarkson fans.
“They went up and bumped up her sales on her records by 600 percent,” Paul said. No offense to Paul, but the bump had more to do with iTunes promotions rather than her libertarian views:

…it wasn’t Clarkson’s political preferences that pushed digital sales of Stronger — its $7.99 sale price (which was matched by Amazon MP3) and iTunes’ advertising were the real reasons behind the gain. Those spikes were usually cited as evidence of the sales gain in the “Ron Paul Sales Bump” articles. In fact, Clarkson’s album, “Stronger” sold 40 percent fewer (41,000 to 25,000) copies than the week before the endorsement. Even though it moved from No. 39 to No. 17 on the Billboard 200 chart, this was due to Clarkson’s album selling better than the other titles on the list.

Kelly Clarkson and Ron Paul


Monday, October 24, 2011

American Idol 2002 Kelly Clarkson surpriced her fans saying that she wants not to cater to the public.

Kelly Brianne Clarkson, an American pop rock singer-songwriter and actress, did not consider herself worth of being a pop star and thought she would have a career as a back-up singer. She rose to fame as the original winner of the inaugural season of the television series American Idol in 2002 and would later become the runner-up in the television special World Idol in 2003. She also has had ten singles on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and has amassed worldwide acclaim for her music. Even with all her success fame is still an odd experience for Kelly.

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Kelly Clarkson in American Idol Finale

She told USA Today, "Celebrity is weird." She feels like a normal person. When she reads articles about herself she is shocked by the coverage. Even She does not want to provide ammusement to the public. She lives her life according to the standards that she sets for herself. She surprised her fans saying that she went to American Idol just to pay her electricity bill. "My apartment in Los Angeles burned down and I had to move home, I had no money and I had to sleep in my car for three days," she said. "I just auditioned for this thing that said they'd pay you, and it happened to be 'American Idol'. I didn't go into it thinking this would happen, I went into it thinking it might pay my electricity bill."

Nevertheless, whatever her thought was, she has appeared with her new album "Stronger."