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"Miss Independent" is a song by American recording artist Kelly Clarkson. It served as the lead single from her debut studio album, Thankful (2003). Written by Christina Aguilera, Clarkson, Rhett Lawrence, and Matt Morris, with Lawrence serving as producer, it was released by RCA Records on April 10, 2003. The track was initially intended for Aguilera's second album, Stripped (2002), but was later given to Clarkson when the song was left unfinished at the time of Stripped’s development.

"Miss Independent" is a pop rock song with R&B influences. It tells of a story of an independent woman who finally allows to break her emotional and communication barriers to fall in love. Its theme of self-sufficiency would later served as a template for Clarkson's subsequent releases. The song generally received positive response from music critics, while criticism targeted the song's similarity to Aguilera's material.

The song became a commercial success, it helped in presenting Clarkson's "girl next door" image to the public and contributed in eliminating her "American Idol" persona. In the United States, it peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart and peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also attained a top ten position in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. It was eventually certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and was nominated Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 46th Grammy Awards in 2004. The song's accompanying music video was directed by Liz Friedlander, and featured Clarkson singing at a house party. She has performed the song in several live performances, premiering it in the second season of American Idol, and has included it in set lists in most of her concert tours.

The song's accompanying music video was filmed in Los Angeles by Liz Friedlander, who didn't know Clarkson at the time. Friedlander remarked, "Honestly, I never watched American Idol, so I didn't have a preconceived notion of her." She said about the video, "The song is explosive and young and has some cool electronic beats, so we took the visual style from the music." Clarkson added "It's gonna be more Kelly Clarkson the artist, not from 'American Idol." The video features Clarkson performing at a house party in reverse, starting from the morning after and working its way back to the previous night, where she appears attracted to a "surfer" whom she keeps seeing in mirrors. Friedlander adds, "And in the end — maybe — they get together." It premiered on MTV on June 2, 2003. The video received three nominations at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards—Best New Artist in a Video, Best Pop Video, and Viewer's Choice Award.

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