Kelly Clarkson scores 11th US Top 10 single with Piece By Piece

Plus there are big climbers and new entries from Lukas Graham and Fifth Harmony on this week's Billboard Hot 100.

Kelly Clarkson's American Idol performance earlier this month has translated into monumental success on the US' Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Piece by Piece, the third single to be lifted from Kelly's latest album of the same name, has debuted at Number 8 following an emotional piano version she performed on a recent episode of the TV talent show.

Returning to Idol to judge for one episode, the season one winner reduced current judge Keith Urban to tears with the emotional rendition. The special performance has now been officially recorded and features on Piece by Piece Remixed, an EP released last Friday (March 4). The track has also been added to a deluxe edition of the original album.

The track is also Kelly's first US Top 10 from her latest collection. Lead single Heartbeat Song peaked at 21 Stateside, whilst also reaching Number 7 in the UK. The song has become Kelly's 11th US Top 10, the most among any musicians who made their name on American Idol, now in its 15th and final season.

Meanwhile, Rihanna's Work holds firm at Number 1 a third week, whilst Flo Rida's My House edges closer to the peak position, reaching a new high of Number 4. 

UK chart toppers Lukas Graham have entered the US Top 10 for the first time, jumping 12 to 9. Fifth Harmony are also making huge waves; their collab with Ty Dolla $ign debuts at 12, tying their career personal best. 

On the albums front, The 1975 match their UK and Australian success, landing at Number 1 with I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It. The band's debut album peaked at Number 28 in the States, so 108,000 combined chart sales marks a meteoric rise for the Manchester four-piece.

The Billboard singles and album charts are updated here on OfficialCharts.com every Wednesday. Click here to see the latest charts.

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