” Dark Side ” is by Kelly Clarkson ( Kelly Brianne Clarkson ), the American singer and songwriter. Kelly was born on the 24th of April 24, 1982, in Fort Worth, Texas. Established as an outpost for the US Army in 1849, the city is the fifth-largest city in the state and overall the 16th-largest in the United States.
After graduating, Kelly took on work to raise the money for a demo. She tried unsuccessfully to get record labels to show interest. After moving to Los Angeles in pursuit of a music career and being knocked back by every record label, Kelly was encouraged by her friends to try and audition for the first season of the reality television series American Idol: The Search for a Superstar.
The talent show, created by Simon Fuller, is one of the most successful shows in American television history. Kelly’s rise to fame came after, in 2002, she won the first season of American Idol The win got her an RCA Records record deal.
Her debut single, ” Before Your Love/A Moment Like This “, reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, it went on to be the best-selling single of 2002 in the United States.
Her debut studio album, Thankful, released on the 15th of April 2003, went straight in at the top of the Billboard 200 Chart and had sold over 2.8M copies in the United States alone, earning double Platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ). Kelly Clarkson has worldwide sales of over 25 million albums and 36 million singles.
” Dark Side ” was written by Busbee and Alexander Geringas. Busbee is an American songwriter, record producer and musician. After being introduced to music at the age of seven by his parents, Busbee studied a variety of instruments including piano, trombone, tuba and saxophone. He has worked with a variety of artists in different genres including acts like Backstreet Boys, Christina Aguilera, Boyzone, Gavin DeGraw and Lady Antebellum.
Alex Geringas is an award-winning Los Angeles based composer and songwriter originally from Russia. He has worked with Artists like Jessie J, Anastacia, Leona Lewis and ex-Pussycat Dolls member Jessica Sutta.
In 2015 Alex scored Ich Bin Dann Mal Weg ( I’m off then ) the Warner Bros. Germany Movie, which became one of Germany’s most successful movies. As a film score writer, his clients include significant studios like DreamWorks Animation Film, DreamWorks Animation TV, Netflix, CBS, Universal Pictures, Hallmark Pictures, Endemol US/ABC and Warner Brothers Film Germany.
The song was produced by Greg Kurstin, American record producer, musician and songwriter. He has worked with artists that have combined sales of over 60 million Albums worldwide. Greg has been nominated for the Grammy Awards ten times, including the award for Producer of the Year in 2010 and 2014. The artists Greg has worked with include All Saints, Pink, The Flaming Lips, Kylie Minogue, Jessica Simpson and Sia.
” Dark Side ” was released on the 5th of June 2012 by record label RCA ( Sony Music Entertainment ) and taken as the third and last single from Kelly’s fifth studio album, Stronger.
The album, released on the 21st of October 2011, debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 Chart and number five on the UK Albums Chart. As of September 2017, the album has sold 1,129,000 units or equivalent units in the United States alone.
” Dark Side ” is a mid-tempo synth-pop ballad. The song is built around a vigorous music box melody with up-tempo beats in choruses.Lyrically the track’s theme focuses on acceptance, recovery, and inner-beauty.
The accompanying music video was directed by Shane Drake, the American music video director. Shane has worked with many artists, including Carrie Underwood, Avril Lavigne, Trivium, Paramore, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, Angels & Airwaves, Flo Rida and Timbaland. As of 2006, Shane has worked on over 50 music videos and co-produced three films. He is the owner of a Los Angeles-based production company called Red Van Pictures.
” Dark Side ” was a commercial success for Kelly. In the United States, the song reached number forty-two on the Billboard Hot 100, spending fifteen weeks on the chart there.
It also reached number nineteen on the Adult Contemporary Chart, Seven on the Adult Top 40, twenty-two on Mainstream Top 40 and Number One on the Dance Club Songs Chart.
In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 9th of June 2012 and reached a peak of number forty. It spent one week in the Top Forty and a total of six weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 42
UK Highest Chart Position: 40
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 56, Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 17, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 26, Denmark Airplay (Tracklisten) 5, Germany (Official German Charts) 82, Ireland (IRMA) 42, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 19, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 26, South Korea (Gaon Chart) 48
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