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'Idol' champ Kelly Clarkson's 'All I Ever Wanted' album debuts at No. 1


By Christopher Rocchio, 03/18/2009 

"All I Ever Wanted," Kelly Clarkson's fourth album, debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 album sales chart after selling 255,000 copies during its initial week of release, according to Nielsen Soundscan data for the week ending March 15.

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"All I Ever Wanted" is the second album the original American Idol champ has debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 album sales chart, joining her debut album "Thankful," which moved 297,000 copies in its first week of release in April 2003. 

Clarkson's sophomore effort "Breakaway" made its debut at No. 3 in November 2004 after selling 250,000 copies in its first week, while her third album "My December" debuted at No. 2 in June 2007 after moving 291,000 copies in its first week. 

"All I Ever Wanted" outsold The-Dream's "Love Vs. Money," which dropped at No. 2 and sold 151,000 copies in its first week of release.  Last week's No. 1 -- U2's "No Line on the Horizon" -- fell to No. 3 and was followed by J. Holiday's "Round 2," which made its debut at No. 4.

Rounding out The Billboard 200 Top 10 were Taylor Swift's "Fearless" at to No. 5; Lady GaGa's "The Fame" at No. 6; Nickelback's "Dark Horse" at No. 7; Beyonce's "I Am... Sasha Fierce" at No. 8; Jamie Foxx's "Intuition" at No. 9; and Chris Cornell's "Scream" at No. 10.

In January, "My Life Would Suck Without You" -- the first single off "All I Ever Wanted" -- jumped from No. 97 to the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, a move that represented the biggest jump to No. 1 in the 50-year-old history of the singles chart. 


(Photo credit Fox)


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