Kelly Clarkson started out her career with "Miss Independence," and now the Independence holiday has given her great news.
This is huge! In recent years, it had seemed that country sensation Carrie Underwood had the stamp over the biggest success on the Idol charts — but not anymore!
Carrie's "Before He Cheats" had previously held this title, but now "Stronger" has sold 3,510,000 singles, per Billboard. "Before He Cheats" has sold 3,509,000 since it came out in 2006. "Stronger" has also become Kelly's longest-running No. 1, topping the charts for three weeks.
But Carrie doesn't need to worry, she still tops Kelly in album sales. Carrie has sold 13,205,000 as of yesterday, with Kelly narrowing in with 11,664,000.
It's been a good year for Kelly, even outside of her musical success, she is finally happy in the romance part of her life. She has been blissfully dating Brandon Blackstock, Reba McEntire's stepson, and has also recently shed 30 pounds.
Way to go, Kelly!