Between now and the airing of the GRAMMYs (February 10 on CBS), we’re going to look at and compare scrobbles from key nominees in the Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best New Artist categories. We’re kicking it off with the Record of the Year nominees – yesterday we looked at The Black Keys and today we’re looking at Kelly Clarkson‘s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”:
Released a year ago yesterday, this anthemic pop song became the empowering soundtrack of many a troubled person’s year. As you can see from the graph below, even eight months after its release it was averaging around 10,000 listeners a week and has been scrobbled close to 1 million times.
Sleeping here alone
You know I dream in colour
And do the things I want
However for fans eager for Kelly Clarkson to win big at the GRAMMYs don’t let the numbers get you too excited – the track is up against some seriously stiff competition in the race for Record of the Year with huge records boasting ginormous scrobble counts by the likes of Gotye and fun. also in the running. The mainstream pop of Kelly Clarkson is undoubtedly powerful but will the judges go for the fresher sounds of an act like Gotye? Find out February 10 on CBS.
Meanwhile, stay tuned with Last.fm Originals as we delve into the scrobbles of the other nominees to see who comes out on top.