The very first American Idol is now all grown up and will be releasing an album of her last 10 years of music. She won the first season of the show in 2002.
It’s amazing that it has been over 10 years since Kelly Clarkson won the first season of American Idol and became one of the biggest American pop stars. But it’s even more amazing that the singer is already releasing her greatest hits.
According to RCA Records, Clarkson’s Greatest Hits – Chapter 1 will be released in November. The album will have three new songs in addition to some of her greatest hits from the last 10 years.
“Kelly’s new single, ‘Catch My Breath,’ is set to impact radio and will be available for sale at all digital providers on Oct. 16,” said Meghan Kehoe with RCA. “‘Catch My Breath’ is co-written by Clarkson, Jason Halbert and Eric Olson.”
Thursday morning, Clarkson wrote a note to fans and posted it on her website.
“It’s been a decade now since I won American Idol. Sometimes it feels longer because, although it has been exciting, that was a lot of pressure to have as a 19-year-old girl,” she wrote, in part. “This song represents who I’ve been, what I’ve felt, and where I’m headed as not only an artist but as a 30- year-old that is now smart enough to know that it’s time to stop, catch my breath, and be proud of not only what has been accomplished but of all the people that have helped me become the woman I am today.”
Clarkson has released 5 studio albums since American Idol, has sold over 20 million albums worldwide and has had 10 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles list.
“She is the recipient of 2 Grammy Awards, 4 American Music Awards, 3 MTV Video Music Awards, 2 Academy of Country Music Awards, 1 Country Music Association Award and 12 Billboard Music Awards,” said Kehoe.
Kelly Clarkson’s Greatest Hits – Chapter 1 will be out Nov. 19.