Kelly Clarkson Returns To The Top 10 With “Piece By Piece”

Mike Wass | March 7, 2016 8:29 pm
Kelly Performs "Piece By Piece" On 'Idol'
Kelly Clarkson tops iTunes after moving "Piece By Piece" performance on 'American Idol.'

Kelly Clarkson’s “Piece By Piece” was all but forgotten by the time she performed it on American Idol. Released in November 2015, the Greg Kurstin-produced ballad crashed and burned without ever denting the charts. That all changed when the 33-year-old’s tear-soaked rendition went viral. The unofficial sequel to “Because Of You” debuts at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week — ranking as Kelly’s 11th top 10 hit.

The American Idol performance had an equally restorative effect on the enduring diva’s Piece By Piece LP. The album rebounds from the very bottom of the Billboard 200 to number six. With the arrival of a remix collection and booming radio airplay, Kelly could ride this wave for a while yet. Is it too greedy to hope for a fourth single? “Nostalgic” and “Dance With Me” stand out as potential candidates.

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