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Kelly Clarkson’s “Piece By Piece” Earns Gold Album Certification in US

The good news continues for Kelly Clarkson.

In addition to witnessing massive sales and streaming gains for her single “Piece By Piece,” the original “American Idol” recently earned a gold certification for her 2015 album of the same name.

Billboard first reported the certification, which confirms a US unit total of at least 500,000. One album unit is equal to 1 sale, 10 track sales, or 1500 track streams.

Issued in early 2015, “Piece By Piece” has thus far spawned a platinum single in “Heartbeat Song.” Thanks to the aforementioned, “Idol”-induced sales boosts, the title track is meanwhile expected to make a major splash on next week’s Billboard Hot 100.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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