22. Kelly Clarkson
Stock Watch: Holding steady. Clarkson has been quiet as a mouse on the pop charts since releasing her 2009 album, “All I Ever Wanted.” Her follow-up album, which has been in the can for months, has been repeatedly pushed back (it’s now slated for a September 2011 release). How has she compensated? By further expanding her fan base with a No. 1 country collaboration with Jason Aldean. Watch for her to skyrocket on this list once her album drops.
Latest Album: 2009’s “All I Ever Wanted”
Extracurricular Activities: Apart from a few spot performances on awards shows and in shopping malls, Clarkson has been a bit camera-shy. One can only assume she’s been indulging one of her main hobbies – watching reality TV and writing screenplays. —Jeff Royer
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