Kelly’s single is number one; sets a Billboard record, selling 236,000 copies.

Kelly’s single is number one; sets a Billboard record, selling 236,000 copies.
With just under a quarter of a million copies of her single sold last week, American Idol winner Kelly’s song “has made the biggest single-week leap to No. 1 in the history of Billboard’s Hot 100”; last week it was number 52. A Sam Goody representative told Billboard that the store “sold more copies of the Clarkson single in one day than the chain has sold of any one single in the past three years.” The other top 10 singles “sold only 34,331 [copies] combined,” according to VH1. Will Young, the winner of the UK’s Pop Idol also broke records, selling 1.1 million copies of his first single; 385,000 copies of it were sold the first day it was released.

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