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  American Idol winner rockets to number one
Updated 26 September 2002, 10.28
Kelly Clarkson has sold thousands of singles in the US
Kelly Clarkson, winner of American Idol, has shot straight in at number one in the US charts, thanks to incredible record sales.

Her double A-side, Before Your Love and A Moment Like This, sold a whopping 236,000 copies in the first week it was released.

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That's more than seven times the amount of all the other top 20 songs put together!

Mr Nasty

Kelly Clarkson sang a duet with Will Young
This is a huge amount compared to most number one singles. It's the first record to sell more than 200,000 copies in the States since 1999.

American Idol, the US version of Pop Idol, was a phenomenal success stateside.

Pop Idol's Mr Nasty, Simon Cowell, was one of the judges and he's made a name for himself in America too.

Kelly's now got an album due out in November.

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