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Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American singer and songwriter. In 2002, she rose to fame after winning the first season of American Idol, and has since been established as "The Original American Idol." Her debut single, "A Moment Like This", topped the US Billboard Hot 100 and broke the record for the biggest jump to number one in the chart's history; it became the best-selling single of the year in the country. She became the runner-up of World Idol the following year.

Clarkson's debut studio album, Thankful (2003), has been certified 2× platinum and sold over 4.5 million copies internationally. Its lead single, "Miss Independent," became an international hit, earning Clarkson her first Grammy nomination. She developed a rock-oriented sound with the release of her second album, Breakaway (2004). It has been certified 6× platinum and sold over 15 million copies worldwide, earning Clarkson two Grammy Awards, including one for the hit single "Since U Been Gone." She later took full creative direction of her third album, My December (2007), which has been certified platinum. Its lead single, "Never Again," became a top ten hit. Clarkson's fourth album, All I Ever Wanted (2009), debuted at number one, and became a critical and commercial success. Its worldwide hit single, "My Life Would Suck Without You", surpassed "A Moment Like This" for the biggest leap to number one on a single week in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart from number 97, a record it still holds today. Her fifth album, Stronger (2011), generated international chart-topping singles, "Mr. Know It All" and "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," with the latter being the best selling American Idol single to date with over five million copies worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, making Clarkson the first and only artist to win the award twice. In 2012, Clarkson released Greatest Hits – Chapter One; its lead single, "Catch My Breath," became her twenty-fourth entry on the Hot 100 and eleventh million-selling single. Clarkson's sixth album and first Christmas-themed release, Wrapped in Red (2013), became the best-selling holiday album of the year, making her the first American female artist to achieve this goal.

In a career spanning over a decade, Clarkson has accumulated ninety-one number ones on the Billboard charts and eleven international number one singles, and has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. She is known for her vocal versatility and range. Her music has mainly dealt with themes of heartbreak, independence, and self-empowerment for women and young teens. Apart from her work in music, Clarkson has also ventured into television and film. Clarkson's film debut was in the romantic musical From Justin to Kelly (2003) and she also appeared in American Dreams as Brenda Lee, in Reba, on The Voice as a guest advisor, on Duets as a mentor and judge. Clarkson's musical work has also gained her numerous accolades, including three Grammy Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, two American Country Awards, and a Women's World Award. In 2012, Clarkson was ranked nineteenth on VH1's list of "100 Greatest Women in Music." In 2013, Clarkson was ranked number 105 on Joel Whitburn's "Top 500 Artists Of All Time," number 5 on both "Top Billboard 200 Female Artists" and "Adult Contemporary Artists," number 27 on "Top Billboard 200 Artists," and number 75 on Billboard's "Hot 100: Top 100 Artists." Billboard also ranked Clarkson as the 14th-best-selling artist of the 2000s and one of the top 200 album sellers of the Nielsen SoundScan era at number 187.


Kelly guest-starred on "Reba" in 2006 as a weather girl in training. At the end of the episode, the cast did a spoof of American Idol, obviously for Kelly Clarkson.
Kelly performed at the Live Earth Concert in America. The songs performed include: Walk Away, How I Feel, Never Again, Sober and Since U Been Gone.
Clarkson performed at Giants Stadium on July 7th, 2007 as part of the Live Earth concert.
Kelly is of Greek, German and Irish descent.
Kelly Clarkson's name has been mentioned in two songs: The Jonas Brothers' remake of Busted's "Year 3000," and the remix of "You Know I'm No Good" by Amy Winehouse featuring Ghostface Killah.
During Kelly's "Addicted" tour, in Houston, Texas; Kelly allowed three fans to come onstage with her and she gave them each a hug.
When Kelly Clarkson was in high school she was going to join the band and play the drums. But a chrous singer heard her singing in the hallway and convince her to join. Kelly stuck with and like it.
One of Kelly's favorite snacks happens to be frozen grapes.
Kelly has been chosen to be a model for Vitamin Water. At first, they declined letting her be one saying she had to lose weight. She didn't lose weight and now, she is a model for Vitamin Water.
Kelly attened a Rock Concert and was spotted in the audience by one of the Band Members. She was brought onstage and she got very drunk. However, she is okay now.
Kelly was nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards for her song, Because Of You. She was nominated for "Best Female Video" and "Viewer's Choice Award."
Kelly won "Best Female Video" award at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards for her song, Because Of You.
Kelly attended the May 23rd Academy of Country Music Awards. She was wearing a vintage Travilla dress. Later on, she happened to perform.
Kelly wrote and sang a song called, 'Go,' which was played in the background of the Ford commercial she was in. The Ford Commercial was advertising their new slogan, Bold Moves.
Kelly's favorite thing to eat on the road is a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich.
Kelly's 2 really great girlfriends are Mary and Jessica.
Kelly would describe herself as a tomboy.
Kelly hates photoshoots. She doesn't like wearing all the fancy clothing. She'd rather just put on some jeans, a cute tank top and a hat and show up at the photoshoop looking like that.
Kelly recently appeared in a Teen People Magazine under The Hottest 25 Stars Under 25. Kelly was labeled as a 'Hot Future Legend.'
Kelly was mentioned in the movie, The 40 Year Old Virgin. Her name was apparently used as a 'swear' word.
Kelly says she thinks it is strange that she has a lot of singing talent when no one in her family had any singing talent at all.
Kelly broke up with her boyfriend, (Graham Colton) on February 7th, 2006.
Kelly is set to appear in a Ford Commercial advertising their new slogan "Bold Moves."
As of today, (April 24th, 2006) Kelly Clarkson is now 24 years old.
Kelly has won the award for strongest voice from the TV Choice awards.
Kelly was mentioned in the Hannah Montana episode, It's My Party And I'll Lie If I Want To.
Kelly has just launched her next tour, The 'Addicted' Tour. She will be touring in the US again.
Kelly's dream meeting is to be with Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott.
Kelly is in the process of writing her own Broadway musical.
Kelly was once chased by a moose while riding a bike.
Kelly loves Orange Flurries from Sonic!
Kelly's favorite actor on the TV show Friends is Matthew Perry.
Kelly sang at many of her high school talent shows. She sang covers of everything from Mariah Carey to Sheryl Crow to Aretha Franklin.
Kelly has three dogs, Simon, Marvin and Emma.
Kelly signed on with March of Dimes as their Team Youth Celebrity Ambassador.
She is 5'3 and 1/2.


Adult Hits

All I Ever Wanted
Already Gone
Because of You
Behind These Hazel Eyes
Dark Side
Miss Independent
My Life Would Suck Without You
Never Again
Since you've been gone
Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
Walk Away


Stronger (What Doesnt Kill You) (7th Heaven Club Mix)


My Grown Up Christmas List


Heartbeat Song
People Like Us
Tie It Up

Today's Hits

Catch My Breath
I Do Not Hook Up
Mr. Know It All

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