Radio Interview: Kelly Clarkson on Ron Paul EndorsementSubmitted by Notslla Ω™ on Mon, 01/16/2012 - 01:16
When former American Idol champ Kelly Clarkson threw her support behind Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul last week, she did it out of genuine enthusiasm for Paul’s Libertarian-leaning ideas.
Strangely, the shout-out, which sparked a minor but intense flame war amongst her Twitter followers, may have ended up actually being lucrative for her.
In the wake of the Paul dust-up, Clarkson appears to have gotten a sales bump. Her 2011 album Stronger crept up to number 11 on the iTunes albums chart, and it is currently clocking in at number 14 on Amazon after spending most of the past month in the 40s. While we won’t have hard numbers until the SoundScan figures are released on Wednesday, it’s safe to say that Clarkson has sold more copies of Stronger than she did last week.