A Decade with the Original Idol Champ
'Greatest Hits, Chapter One' Kelly Clarkson Sony Music The first ever "American Idol" champ Kelly Clarkson commemorates her first 10 years in the music biz with "Greatest Hits, Chapter One." Dubbed as "The Original Idol," Clarkson has racked up an impressive repertoire of hits and singles over the decade since winning the popular singing tilt in 2002 and it's all here. Clarkson's milestone set starts off with "Since U Been Gone," the pop-rock track from 2004's "Breakaway" album that earned the singer two Grammy awards. "My Life Would Suck Without You," from her fourth studio set "All I Ever Wanted" (2009) follows suit. Clarkson, who packs a mean vocal wallop, shows her pop rock singing chops on the quirky "Miss Independent," the Pink-inspired "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," the six-time platinum selling single (and album title track) "Breakaway," and the equally rockin' "Behind These Hazel Eyes." Banking on her versatility as a singer, she puts those pipes to good use on slow, anthemic ballads such as "Because Of You," "Already Gone," and on her first-ever number one hit "A Moment Like This." The album also contains lesser known albeit good pop rock tunes such as "Walk Away," "Catch My Breath," and "Dark Side." Clarkson also includes a couple of new ones in her "best-of" set, namely a pair of country-tinged songs in "Don't Rush" (a duet with Vince Gill) and "Don't You Wanna Stay" (with Jason Aldean). Clarkson's first decade proves that the singer has transcended her talent show beginnings and is already an artist in her own right - so far still the most successful of the "AI" champs. She's paid her dues and is now reaping the rewards. This album is …
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Publication information: Article title: A Decade with the Original Idol Champ. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: February 4, 2013. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2013 Gale Group.
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