Kelly Clarkson first ex-‘American Idol’ star with 100 US Chart Toppers

Kelly Clarkson has become the very first American Idol contestant to land “100 chart-toppers, including all national and domestic music charts (current, recurrent and catalog).”

Country sensation Carrie Underwood is hot on Clarkson’s heels with a total of 83 No.1s and Chris Daughtry, who performs under the stage name Daughtry, is in third place with 40 chart-topping hits.

Vocal powerhouse Adam Lambert, who has also been touring with iconic rock band Queen over the past few years alongside making waves with his own career, has 10 No.1s, Philip Phillips has accumulated 20, and Jordin Sparks has 7 to her name.

Clarkson, meanwhile, recently admitted that once she has her baby she won’t be adding to her family because pregnancy is ‘too rough’ on her: “Oh, no, we are done. Oh good Lord, yes, I can’t be pregnant again. This will be our number four total, so we’re good… Honestly, the first one was really rough, and I was like, ‘Oh, it can’t happen again,’ and no, it happened, like, way worse this time.”

No.1s by American Idol contestants:

Kelly Clarkson, 100
Carrie Underwood, 83
Chris Daughtry [Daughtry] , 40
Fantasia, 35
Mandisa, 25
Phillip Phillips, 20
Jennifer Hudson, 17
Ruben Studdard, 16
Clay Aiken, 12
Colton Dixon, 12
Scotty McCreery, 12
Adam Lambert, 10
David Cook, 8
Kimberley Locke, 8
Josh Gracin, 7
Jordin Sparks, 7
David Archuleta, 5
Danny Gokey, 5
Kellie Pickler, 5
Kris Allen, 4
Elliott Yamin, 4
Taylor Hicks, 3
American Idol Finalists, 2
Bo Bice, 2
Jason Castro, 2
Bucky Covington, 2
Blake Lewis, 2
Chris Sligh, 2
Casey Abrams, 1
Paris Bennett, 1
Diana DeGarmo, 1
Lee DeWyze, 1
Tamyra Gray, 1
Casey James, 1
Jessica Sanchez, 1
William Hung, 1

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