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Encyclopedia > Breakaway (Kelly Clarkson song)
"Breakaway"
Single by Kelly Clarkson
from the album Breakaway
Released July 2004 (North America)
December 6, 2004 (Australia)
June 23, 2006 (Ireland)
June 26, 2006 (UK)
July 28, 2006 (Europe)
Format CD single, digital download
Genre Pop/Rock/Ballad
Length 3:57
Label RCA
Writer(s) Matthew Gerrard, Avril Lavigne
Producer(s) John Shanks
Certification Gold (RIAA digital downloads)
Gold (RIAA CD singles)
Gold (CRIA)
Peak chart positions
Kelly Clarkson U.S./Australia singles chronology
"The Trouble with Love Is"
(2003)
"Breakaway"
(2004)
"Since U Been Gone"
(2004)
Kelly Clarkson UK singles chronology
"Walk Away"
(2006)
"Breakaway"
(2006)
"Never Again"
(2007)
Alternate cover
UK single cover

"Breakaway" is a 2004 song co-written by Avril Lavigne, Bridget Benenate and Matthew Gerrard, produced by John Shanks and recorded by pop rock singer Kelly Clarkson. It was the first single in North America, Latin America and Australia, and the fifth single in Europe and Indonesia, from Clarkson's second album, Breakaway. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American pop singer from Texas. ... Alternative cover Non-U.S. cover Breakaway is the second album by Kelly Clarkson, released on November 30, 2004 (see 2004 in music). ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... December 6 is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... A CD single is a music single in the form of a compact disc. ... // A digital download (also known as a digital single or a paid digital download) is an official and legal music single available for purchase through an online store. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Illustration by Arthur Rackham of the ballad The Twa Corbies A ballad is a story, usually a narrative or poem, in a song. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Matthew Gerrard is a Canadian record producer and songwriter. ... Avril Ramona Lavigne Whibley[1] (born September 27, 1984) is a Canadian rock singer and musician. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Music recording sales certification is a system of certifying that a music recording has sold a certain number of copies. ... A Gold Single is a single that has passed a milestone in official sales. ... The RIAA Logo. ... The Canadian Recording Industry Association is a non-profit trade organization that was founded in 1964 to represent the interests of Canadian companies that create, manufacture and market sound recordings. ... // A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... The Trouble with Love Is is the fourth and final single from pop rock singer Kelly Clarksons debut album, Thankful. ... In particular for the 1970s pop song with the same title see Since You Been Gone. ... Walk Away is the fifth official single release from American singer Kelly Clarksons second album Breakaway. ... Never Again is a song written by American pop rock singer Kelly Clarkson and Jimmy Messer, and is the first single from her third studio album, My December (2007). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Avril Ramona Lavigne Whibley[1] (born September 27, 1984) is a Canadian rock singer and musician. ... Matthew Gerrard is a Canadian record producer and songwriter. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... For Japanese racehorse, see Pop Rock (horse). ... Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American pop singer from Texas. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Alternative cover Non-U.S. cover Breakaway is the second album by Kelly Clarkson, released on November 30, 2004 (see 2004 in music). ...

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History

The song was co-written by Lavigne for her 2002 debut album, Let Go, but she did not release it because at the time she did not feel the song suited her album.[citation needed] It was given to Kelly Clarkson, who recorded it for the soundtrack of the 2004 film The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. Let Go is the first album by pop rock singer Avril Lavigne, released on June 4, 2002. ... The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement is a sequel of The Princess Diaries which was released in 2004. ...


The song was released as a single in the U.S. in July 2004. After two underperforming singles, "Low" and "The Trouble with Love Is", a few critics had written off Clarkson as an American Idol has-been, and neither they nor Clarkson's management team expected the song to be successful.[citation needed] The team were already planning a release for the first single from her second album, believing that the popularity of "Breakaway" would wane by late 2004. RCA Records planned for her second album to be released in December, with the first single scheduled for October.[citation needed] Low is the third single from pop rock singer, Kelly Clarksons debut album, Thankful. ... The Trouble with Love Is is the fourth and final single from pop rock singer Kelly Clarksons debut album, Thankful. ...


The situation changed in August 2004, when "Breakaway" entered the Billboard Hot 100 and slowly began to climb it. It gradually became one of the biggest hits of late 2004, peaking at number six on the Hot 100 in November, becoming Clarkson's first top ten single since "Miss Independent" in 2003. Because of the slow-burning success of "Breakaway", RCA Records pushed back the release of Clarkson's next single, moved the release of the album to November and titled it Breakaway to attract fans of the song.[citation needed] "Breakaway" is one of the songs with the most longevity on the Hot 100, not leaving until July 2005; this can be partly attributed to its steady digital download sales, which have gained the single an RIAA gold certification. The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Miss Independent is the second single (first in Australia and the UK) from pop rock singer, Kelly Clarksons multi-platinum debut album, Thankful. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... // A digital download (also known as a digital single or a paid digital download) is an official and legal music single available for purchase through an online store. ... The RIAA Logo. ... A Gold Single is a single that has passed a milestone in official sales. ...


"Breakaway" spent a record twenty consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. The song also shares the record for the longest run at number one for a female artist — twenty-one weeks — with Céline Dion's "A New Day Has Come". "Breakaway" is the longest running number-one on the chart from a film soundtrack. The Adult Contemporary chart (formerly known as Adult Contemporary Singles) lists the most popular songs weekly calculated by airplay and occasionally sales. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion, OC, OQ (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian Grammy, Juno, and Oscar award-winning pop singer and occasional songwriter and actress. ... A New Day Has Come is the first single from Celine Dions comeback album A New Day Has Come, released March 2002. ...


In Australia "Breakaway" debuted and peaked at number ten. The song was extremely popular in Canada and reached number three. It was the fifth single from the album in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, with a UK release date of June 26, 2006.[1] The song became Clarkson's eighth top forty hit in the UK, peaking at number twenty-two. is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Music video

Because "Breakaway" was recorded for The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, the music video is tied in with the film. Clarkson wanted the video to be balanced between the theme of the song and the theme of the film.[citation needed] The video includes both themes, starting with a young actress representing Clarkson as a child, who can be seen looking forlorn. Years pass, and an adult Clarkson, now a star, is seen attending the fictional premiere of The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. Scenes from the film can be seen when Clarkson remembers her past, and how she "broke away". Originally the video was supposed to include more scenes of Clarkson growing up at a more gradual pace, but they had to be eliminated because of time constraints.[citation needed] A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ...


The music video released in the UK was filmed at the London Hammersmith Apollo when Clarkson toured Europe. Another video was released for the European release of the single; it is essentially the same as the U.S. video, but with the references to The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement removed. The Hammersmith Apollo, located in Hammersmith, London, England, opened in 1932, and was known as Gaumont Palace Hammersmith until 1962. ...


Charts

Chart (2004/2005/2006) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 10
Brazil Hot 100 17
Canadian Singles Chart 3
Dutch Top 40 9
German Single Chart 100 13
Indonesian Singles Chart 1
Irish Singles Chart 12
Mexican Top 100 Singles Chart[2] 74
Chart (2004/2005/2006) Peak
position
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 12
Singapore Top 10 Airplay 1
UK Top 75 22
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 6
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 1
U.S. ARC Weekly Top 40 2
United World Chart 17
World Chart Show 10

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Notes

  1. ^ UK release date
  2. ^ Mexican Singles Chart - August 16, 2004

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