American Idol alumn Kelly Clarkson has returned to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You).
The track – covered last week on Glee, which tends to give a boost to the original version – rebounds from four to one for it’s tenth week on the chart, while Adele’s Set Fire to the Rain remains at two and Fun. and Janelle Monae’s We Are Young completes the top three.
In taking the top spot once again on Billboard’s singles chart, Clarkson’s Stronger becomes the first song from a former American Idol to log three weeks at #1 on the Hot 100.
Three songs by Idol contestants have each logged two weeks at #1: Clarkson’s “A Moment Like This” (2002) and “My Life Would Suck Without You” (2009) and Clay Aiken’s “This Is The Night” (2003).
Besides Stronger’s third week at #1, another notable story on the chart this week is the success of British boy band The Wanted, who gain their first Top 10 hit as “Glad You Came” zoomed from #23 all the way to the 5 spot.
The Wanted should be very glad that “Glee” covered the song last week, helping catapult it up the chart.
Check out the music videos for Kelly Clarkson’s Stronger and The Wanted’s Glad You Came below:
Glad You Came