Kelly Clarkson: Great Hits-Chapter 1 CD 2012
2012 collection from the Pop diva best known as the winner of the very first season of American Idol. Features three new tracks from Clarkson as well as a compilation of some of her greatest hits to date. Since bursting onto the music scene 10 years ago, Kelly Clarkson has released five studio albums, sold over 20 million albums worldwide,
10 million albums in the US and has had 10 singles in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. She is the recipient of two Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, one Country Music Association Award and 12 Billboard Music Awards.
|1||Since U Been Gone|
|2||My Life Would Suck Without You|
|4||Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)|
|5||Behind These Hazel Eyes|
|6||Because of You|
|9||Mr. Know It All|
|11||Don't You Wanna Stay (with Jason Aldean)|
|13||Catch My Breath|
|14||People Like Us|
|16||A Moment Like This|
|17||I'Ll Be Home for Christmas (Itunes Session Version)|
When Kelly Clarkson won the first American Idol way back in 2002, there was no indication of whether the singer was a fleeting phenomenon or the start of something lasting. Ten years later, with her first compilation, Greatest Hits, Chapter 1, appearing, the answer is clear: American Idol and Kelly Clarkson wound up as institutions that had nothing to do with each other. Clarkson shrugged off the expectations of AmIdol as quickly as she could, dutifully -- and enjoyably -- hitting all her marks on her 2003 debut, Thankful, highlighted by the tossed-off Christina Aguilera co-written single "Miss Independent" and the coronation song "A Moment Like This," but she wound up nailing her defiant, casually feminist persona a year later with "Since U Been Gone," one of the great singles of the new millennium. From there, Kelly both pushed too hard (her admirably conflicted neo-goth record My December) and not enough ("Stronger," an enjoyably by-the-books 2012 single that deservedly topped the U.S. charts), but throughout it all Clarkson remarkably retained her identity, producing a body of work that was pretty much untouchable when compared to any other pop star of the new millennium.
Unlike Britney Spears, who slumped in the mid-2000s and never regained her footing, Clarkson always seemed in control of her career and image; she always seemed a little more mature than the divas who immediately preceded her and those who followed her. Consequently, Greatest Hits, Chapter 1 winds up sounding like pop sounded in the new millennium: alternatingly calculated and inspired, a pop star who always seemed in control of her fate even when she aspired to be heard as bumper music in malls from sea to shining sea.
Remarkably, Greatest Hits, Chapter 1 doesn't contain all of Clarkson's great songs -- surprisingly, the Katy Perry-written anthem "I Do Not Hook Up" is nowhere to be found -- but nothing here is subpar; everything serves as testimony to Kelly's considerable vocal chops and potent charisma. She can sing like no other yet feels like the girl next door, a quality that grounds her poppiest songs and helped her transcend her made-for-TV diva persona. Despite all the calculations and constructions, Kelly Clarkson was a real, human pop star and that may be why her hits, when collected together, sound not like passing fancies but a body of work, the sound of pop music in the new millennium. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
|Greatest Hits-Chapter 1|
|Drum & Bass Collections|
|19 November 2012|
|~ Discs:1 ~ Country:USA|
|Sbme/Rca ( RCA )|