Studio album by Kelly Clarkson
Released April 15, 2003
Recorded 2002-2003
Genre Pop
Length 45:48
Label RCA, 19
Producer Clive Davis (exec.), Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers, Rhett Lawrence, Clif Magness, Matthew Wilder, Steve Ferrera, The Underdogs, Babyface, Louis Biancaniello, Sam Watters, Steve Mac, Desmond Child, Cathy Dennis
Kelly Clarkson chronology




Thankful is the debut album by American singer Kelly Clarkson, released in the United States by RCA on April 15, 2003 (see 2003 in music). "Miss Independent" was its first single, followed by "Low" and "The Trouble with Love Is".

Initially scheduled for a November 2002 release, the album debuted at number one on the American Billboard 200 selling 297,000 copies. "Miss Independent" went on to be a Top 10 hit in the US. The album went on to be certified double platinum, with almost 3 million copies shipped.

Thankful included three cover tracks, "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" originally by Aretha Franklin, "Some Kind of Miracle" originally sung by Puff Johnson and "Just Missed the Train" by Danielle Brisebois. "Just Missed the Train" was previously covered by Carly Smithson (then Carly Hennessy), who worked on much of her album with Brisebois. Thankful had sold 2,745,000 copies in the U.S. In Canada Thankful was certified platinum for 100,000 copies shipped. The album has sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide according to Nielsen Soundcheck worldwide scans.

Track ListingEdit

No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "The Trouble with Love Is"  Kelly Clarkson, Evan Rogers, Carl SturkenRogers, Sturken 3:41
2. "Miss Independent"  Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Rhett Lawrence, Matt MorrisLawrence 3:34
3. "Low"  Jimmy HarryClif Magness 3:28
4. "Some Kind of Miracle"  Diane WarrenSteve Ferrera, Lawerence 3:38
5. "What's Up Lonely"  Rogers, Stephanie Saraco, StrukenRogers, Sturken 4:08
6. "Just Missed the Train"  Danielle Brisebois, Scott CutlerMagness 4:10
7. "Beautiful Disaster"  Rebekah Jordan, Matthew WilderWilder 4:10
8. "You Thought Wrong (featuring Tamyra Gray)"  Clarkson, Babyface, Gray, Harvey Mason, Jr., Damon ThomasThe Underdogs and Face 3:49
9. "Thankful"  Clarkson, Babyface, Mason, ThomasThe Underdogs and Face 3:00
10. "Anytime"  Louis Biancaniello, Sam WattersBiancaniello, Wattes 4:05
11. "A Moment Like This" (new mix)Jörgen Elofsson, John ReidFerrera, Steve Mac 3:48
12. "Before Your Love" (new mix)Desmond Child, Cathy DennisChild, Dennis 3:59
13. "A Moment Like This" (bonus video)   3:46

Japanese release bonus trackEdit

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
13. "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"  Carole King, Gerald Wexler, Gerry Goffin 2:36

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