kelly clarkson stronger 'Glee' helps Kelly Clarkson set an 'American Idol' recordDespite the rise and fall of other “American Idol” names — Fantasia, Clay Aiken, Katharine McPhee, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer HudsonKelly Clarkson will always be the first (and to our minds, greatest) “Idol” winner.

The singer from Burleson, Texas set another record last week becoming the first “Idol” contestant to have a song spend three weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100, thanks to a little help from another FOX show.

After being at No. 1 for two weeks, Clarkson’s song “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” had slipped to No. 4. But after being performed by the ladies of “Glee” it shot back to the top spot.

Clarkson has come close previously with both “A Moment Like This” and “My Life Would Suck Without You” hitting No. 1 for two weeks in 2002 and 2009, respectively. Season 2 runner-up Clay Aiken also managed two weeks in 2003 with “This Is the Night.”

Posted by:Brill Bundy

Brill Bundy has spent her entire career covering TV and pop culture. This is what happens when your parents try and limit your viewing habits to three shows a week. Likes: seasons with no more than 13 episodes, anti-heroes and binge-watching. Dislikes: when cartoon characters make out, when TV shows name check their titles, drawn out premieres and finales. TV words to live by: "If every porkchop was perfect, we wouldn't have hot dogs."