Broken & Beautiful (song)

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"Broken & Beautiful"
Kelly Clarkson - Broken & Beautiful single cover.PNG
Single by Kelly Clarkson
from the album UglyDolls (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
ReleasedMarch 27, 2019 (2019-03-27)
FormatDigital streaming
Recorded2018
GenreElectropop
Length3:39
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Marshmello
  • Steve Mac
Kelly Clarkson singles chronology
"Heat"
(2018)
"Broken & Beautiful"
(2019)

"Broken & Beautiful" is a song by American singer Kelly Clarkson for the soundtrack to the 2019 animation motion picture UglyDolls. It was produced by American DJ Marshmello with British producer Steve Mac, both of whom had co-written the song with American singer Pink and Irish musician Johnny McDaid. The song was released by Atlantic Records as the soundtrack's lead single on March 27, 2019.

Description[edit]

"Broken & Beautiful" is an uplifting Electropop[1] anthem[2] written by Pink, Johnny McDaid, Marshmello, and Steve Mac, and produced by the latter two.[3] It was released by Atlantic Records as the lead single to the soundtrack to the 2019 animated musical comedy film UglyDolls, to which Clarkson plays a lead role.[3] In the song, the singer is searching for someone to love her as she is.[2] Beginning with a four-chord synth pulse, the track utilizes a quiet-loud dynamic, with Clarkson belting in a high register on the chorus.[1]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Broken & Beautiful" debuted on the Billboard Kid Digital Song Sales chart on the week ending April 6, 2019, at number 4 and rose to the top of the chart the following week.[4][5] That same week, it also entered the Billboard Digital Song Sales chart at number 25 with 9,000 digital song sales,.[6][7] the Billboard Canadian Digital Song Sales chart at number 30,[8] the Official New Zealand Hot Singles Chart at number 35,[9] and on the Australian ARIA Digital Track Chart at number 48.[10]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the single was released on April 25, 2019, and was directed by Jay Martin.[11][12]

Live performances[edit]

From March 29–30, 2019, Clarkson premiered "Broken & Beautiful" live on the last two shows of her Meaning of Life Tour in Nashville, Tennessee and Greenville, South Carolina, respectively.[13] At the conclusion of the STX Films' presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, she performed a rendition of the song.[14] She has also performed it in live television: premiering on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on April 3, 2019, and later on The Today Show the following morning.[15] On April 30, 2019, she performed it on The Voice, and the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on May 1, 2019.

Track listing[edit]

Digital streaming[16]

No.TitleLength
1."Broken & Beautiful (From the Movie "UglyDolls")"3:39

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australia Digital Tracks (ARIA)[10] 48
Canada (Hot Canadian Digital Songs)[17] 23
Canada Hot AC (Billboard)[18] 38
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[9] 32
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[19] 6
US Digital Songs (Billboard)[20] 9
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[21] 20
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[22] 12
US Kid Digital Songs (Billboard)[23] 1

Release history[edit]

List of releases showing region, date, format, record label, catalog number and reference
Region Date Format Label Catalog number Ref.
Various March 27, 2019 Streaming Atlantic USAT21901877 [16]
United States Contemporary hit radio
  • Atlantic
  • Elektra
N/A [15]
Hot adult contemporary radio [24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Reed, Ryan (March 27, 2019). "Hear Kelly Clarkson's Sleek New Song 'Broken & Beautiful'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Nied, Mike (March 27, 2019). "Kelly Clarkson Stuns On Inspiring New Anthem "Broken & Beautiful"". Idolator. Hive Media. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Acevedo, Angelica (March 27, 2019). "'UglyDolls' Soundtrack Features New Music From Nick Jonas, Kelly Clarkson & More: See Track List". Billboard. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  4. ^ "Kid Digital Song Sales". Billboard. Retrieved April 6, 2019. (subscription required)
  5. ^ "Kid Digital Song Sales". Billboard. Retrieved April 6, 2019. (subscription required)
  6. ^ "Digital Song Sales". Billboard. Retrieved April 6, 2019. (subscription required)
  7. ^ Bjorke, Matt (March 27, 2019). "Top 30 Digital Country Tracks: April 8, 2019". RoughStock. Cheri Media. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  8. ^ "Hot Canadian Digital Song Sales". Billboard. Retrieved April 6, 2019. (subscription required)
  9. ^ a b "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. April 29, 2019. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  10. ^ a b "ARIA Australian Top 50 Digital Tracks" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association (PDF). Australia: State Library of New South Wales. April 8, 2019. Retrieved April 11, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  11. ^ Gawley, Paige (April 25, 2019). "Kelly Clarkson's Daughter River Rose Stars in Her Mom's Music Video for 'Broken & Beautiful'". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  12. ^ "Kelly Clarkson - Broken & Beautiful (Produced by Marshmello & Steve Mac)". Ads of the World. April 25, 2019. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  13. ^ Ho, Rodney (March 29, 2019). "Atlanta Concert Review: Kelly Clarkson proves why she's still a winner". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Cox Enterprises. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  14. ^ Rubin, Rebecca (April 2, 2019). "Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull Embrace Imperfection With 'UglyDolls'". Variety. PMC. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  15. ^ a b "Kelly Clarkson – "Broken & Beautiful"" (Press release). Daily Play MPE. March 27, 2019. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  16. ^ a b "Kelly Clarkson – Broken & Beautiful". Spotify. March 27, 2019. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  17. ^ "Kelly Clarkson Chart History (Hot Canadian Digital Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  18. ^ "Kelly Clarkson Chart History (Canada Hot AC)". Billboard. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  19. ^ "Kelly Clarkson Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  20. ^ "Kelly Clarkson Chart History (Digital Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  21. ^ "Kelly Clarkson Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  22. ^ "Kelly Clarkson Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  23. ^ "Kid Digital Songs: April 13, 2019". Billboard. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  24. ^ "Kelly Clarkson – "Broken & Beautiful"" (Press release). Daily Play MPE. March 27, 2019. Retrieved March 28, 2019.

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