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Kelly Clarkson is historically the first American Idol to hold 100 Billboard #1's

Kelly Clarkson recently released a track that really hit home to a lot of listeners. The powerful, moving, honest "Piece By Piece" grabbed the spotlight back for the American Idol legend and now it's number one.


Recently, Clarkson performed the number back on her home stage at AI, breaking down in tears and capturing the audience's hearts like never before. "Piece by Piece" zoomed to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 shortly after.

Billboard No. 1s by American Idol contestants:
Kelly Clarkson, 100
Carrie Underwood, 83
Chris Daughtry [Daughtry] , 40
Fantasia, 35
Mandisa, 25
Phillip Phillips, 20
Jennifer Hudson, 17
Ruben Studdard, 16
Clay Aiken, 12
Colton Dixon, 12
Scotty McCreery, 12
Adam Lambert, 10
David Cook, 8
Kimberley Locke, 8
Josh Gracin, 7
Jordin Sparks, 7
David Archuleta, 5
Danny Gokey, 5
Kellie Pickler, 5
Kris Allen, 4
Elliott Yamin, 4
Taylor Hicks, 3
American Idol Finalists, 2
Bo Bice, 2
Jason Castro, 2
Bucky Covington, 2
Blake Lewis, 2
Chris Sligh, 2
Casey Abrams, 1
Paris Bennett, 1
Diana DeGarmo, 1
Lee DeWyze, 1
Tamyra Gray, 1
Casey James, 1
Jessica Sanche
William Hung, 1




Although American Idol has its ways of credibility, it is a special, historic moment for Clarkson as she claims the throne for a whopping 100 tracks at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100. That's a lot of congratulations!

In celebration, check out the Idol performance above.

Written by GrooveVolt