'Kelly, Kelly, ... Kelly!'
She tugged at the nation's heartstrings on "American Idol," and now Kelly Clarkson is holding the pop-buying public by their purse strings with the best-selling album on next week's Billboard albums chart.
Fueled by the hit single "A Moment Like This," Thankful, Clarkson's debut LP, crashed in at #1 with more than 297,000 copies sold. The album title is an understatement. The first-season "American Idol" winner and all those in her camp have got to be more than grateful that the nearly 300,000 copies sold were able to stave off this year's chart champion, 50 Cent.