"Kelly Clarkson is one of our most popular artists on AOL Music and we are thrilled to have her perform this AOL Music LIVE concert," said Jack Isquith, Executive Director of Music Industry Relations for AOL Music. "2005 has been a breakout year for Kelly, as we have seen her mature into a true star. We look forward to working with her closely as her career continues to grow."
This performance by Kelly Clarkson follows the success of recent AOL Music LIVE! concerts by Coldplay, Dave Matthews Band, and Kanye West among others. AOL Music LIVE! has also featured performances by Alicia Keys, Rod Stewart, Usher, Nelly, Avril Lavigne, Good Charlotte, Josh Groban and Foo Fighters. Months after the live events, individual original performances from these concerts consistently appear on AOL Music's weekly Top 11 charts, often outpacing the traditional music videos for the same songs. Select AOL Music LIVE! events also air in 2,600 Wal-Mart stores nationwide through AOL's relationship with the world's largest retailer.
Fresh off her sold-out "The Breakaway Tour," the unstoppable Kelly Clarkson recently kicked off her "The Hazel Eyes Tour." The tour, which hits 44 cities across the US and Canada, is in support of her nearly triple-platinum sophomore album Breakway. Featuring hits such as "Since You Been Gone" and "Behind These Hazel Eyes," Breakway has remained a Billboard Top 20 staple since its November 2004 release.
AOL Music is the leading online destination for music, reaching more than 25.9 million music fans a month(1) through a rich array of programming, products and services that make it easy to discover, experience, listen to and buy music online. AOL Music's offerings include original programs such as AOL Music Sessions, AOL Music LIVE! and AOL Music Breakers, and special features such as First Listen and First View. They are available through aolmusic.com, the AOL Music Channel, the AOL Radio Network, Netscape(R) Music, CompuServe(R) Music, AIM(R) Music, ICQ(R) Music, Winamp(R) and SHOUTcast(R) services. Integrated commerce options make it easy for consumers to purchase the music they hear on AOL Music through MusicNet@AOL, iTunes on AOL, AOL's CD/DVD shop and AOL's Entertainment for Mobile store.
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(1) comScore Media Metrix, June 2005