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Kelly Clarkson (Born April 24th 1982) is an American singer and songwriter. She is best known for her debut single, "A Moment Like This" which topped the US Billboard Hot 100.
Net Worth: $28 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Career: She declined contract offers with Jive Records and Interscope Records, because she believed they wouldn't support her in the way she wanted.
In May 2002, Clarkson's friends encouraged her to audition for American Idol which she subsequently won and later signed to RCA Records.
Her debut AA-side single, "Before Your Love"/"A Moment Like This", was released, eventually become number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, breaking the record that had been set by The Beatles, for the largest leap to number 1.
On April 15th, 2003, Clarkson's album 'Thankful' was released, and debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with multi-Platinum status.
"Miss Independent" was the album's lead single.
Her second studio album, 'Breakaway' was released on November 30th, 2004.
She co-wrote most of the songs with the band members of Evanescence, and the title track with Avril Lavigne.
It became her most successful album to date, becoming the world's 7th best selling album of 2005, and the most successful selling album in history of an American Idol contestant.
Every song on the album became international hits, including 'Breakaway' which was featured on the 2004 film, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement and was Clarkson's longest running Number 1 song, lasting 28 weeks.
The most successful track was 'Since U Been Gone', which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.
'My December' was Clarkson's third studio album, and was released on June 22nd, 2007.
Clarkson co-wrote all of the songs, but due to the album's lack of professional production input, Clarkson was asked to re-record all the tracks, but she refused.
The album peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200.
Her tour had to be cancelled due to her lack of promotion because of her unwillingness to redo the album.
She participated at the Papal Youth Rally in New York in 2008, performing Ave Maria to the Pope after his speech.
"All I Ever Wanted" was Clarkson's fourth album, and was released on March 10th, 2009, staying at number 1 on the Billboard 200 for 2 weeks.
She went on tour from 2009-2010 in support of the album.
The album's first single, 'My Life Would Suck Without You' became an international hit, entering the Billboard Hot 100 at number 97, and rising to number 1 in a week.
This broke the record for the biggest leap to number one, her second time doing so.
In November 2009, she also became a guest mentor on the X Factor.
Pairing with Jason Aldean, she recorded "Don't You Wanna Stay" with him for his album, 'My Kinda Party', in November 2010.
Together, they performed it on the tenth season of American Idol, at the 2010 CMA Awards and at the 54th Grammy Awards.
'Stronger' was Clarkson's 5th studio album, and was released on October 21st, 2011.
It debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 and featured singles "Mr. Know It All" and "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)".
Clarkson performed "My Country, 'Tis Of Thee" at the second inauguration of United States President Barack Obama, on January 21st, 2013.
Clarkson's first Christmas album, "Wrapped In Red", was released on October 29th, 2013.
It was certified platinum by the RIAA, and became the best selling Christmas album of the year, making her the first American female to do so.
Clarkson has won three Grammy awards in her career, alongside a further seven nominations.
Personal Life: Kelly Clarkson was born in Fort Worth, Texas.
Her parents were Jeanne Ann (descendant of Republican state senator Isaiah Rose), who was a first grade English teacher, and Stephen Michael Clarkson, who was a former engineer. They divorced when she was 5.
Kelly was raises Southern Baptist, and often spoke of her closeness with the Church and God.
She originally wanted to be a Marine Biologist, but after seeing 'Jaws', she changed her mind.
She attended Pauline Hughes Middle School, and after being overheard singing, the schools choir teacher asked her to audition. After school, she continued to sing, receiving classical training.
The University of Texas at Austin, University of North Texas, and Berklee College of Music, all offered Clarkson full scholarships, but she declined due to her desire to go into music.
On October 30th, 2013, Clarkson married talent manager Brandon Blackstock. The couple also had a baby girl in June 2014.
Clarkson revealed why she chose a coaching role on 'The Voice' over the show that made her a star.
Although she was the first ever winner of ‘American Idol’ over a decade ago, Kelly Clarkson has revealed why she chose to become a coach on ‘The Voice’ rather than opt to be on the judging panel of the show that made her famous.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Clarkson revealed that her family life schedule was more in keeping with the filming demands of ‘The Voice’ than ‘American Idol’, with her husband Brandon Blackstock representing Blake Shelton, who is also a coach on ‘The Voice’.
“We're used to the 'Voice' schedule, we already have to work around it because of our family,” the 35 year old singer revealed. “We have four children — that can be very taxing with a schedule. It was just a no-brainer for me with 'The Voice' because of that alone.”
Continue reading: Kelly Clarkson On Why She Chose 'The Voice' Over 'American Idol'
The 35 year old former 'American Idol' winner shut down a Twitter troll who criticised her weight.
Twitter uniformly stood up and applauded Kelly Clarkson after she did a brilliant clapback against a troll who called her “fat”.
The 35 year old singer and former Grammy winner wrote a patriotic tribute on the Fourth of July when she took to Twitter. “Thank u 2 every person in service 4 protecting all of us and cheers to every person who fought for us to experience freedom & independence,” she wrote.
“You're fat,” a tiresome user called @Euger23 replied. “....and still f**king awesome,” Clarkson snapped back in response. Ha-Burn!
Continue reading: Kelly Clarkson Claps Back At Body-Shaming Twitter Troll
Clarkson spent the entire 2006 Grammys evening, during which she won two awards, mistakenly believing she had cancer.
Kelly Clarkson has revealed that she spent her big Grammy Award-winning night back in 2006 in fear that she had cancer – after being given the wrong test results by her doctor.
The 34 year old pop star won two Grammys that night in February 11 years ago, for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for ‘Since U Been Gone’ and the Best Pop Vocal Album for Breakaway. Her acceptance speeches were memorable for the tears in her eyes throughout.
However, she said in a new interview with Billboard’s Pop Shop podcast this week that this was because she was told just hours before the ceremony that she had received positive results for cancer tests which later turned out to be false – and which completely ruined her ability to enjoy her success that evening.
Continue reading: Kelly Clarkson Reveals Cancer Scare On Night Of 2006 Grammys
The ‘Piece by Piece’ singer first announced her pregnancy on stage in August.
Singer Kelly Clarkson has announced she’s expecting a baby boy, with a cute Instagram post on Friday. The 33 year old is already mother to one-year-old daughter River Rose and announced she was pregnant with her second child during a concert back in August.
Kelly Clarkson has announced she’s expecting a baby boy.
Posting a cute pic of River Rose on Instagram, the ‘Piece By Piece’ singer wrote, “In other news, River's gonna have a little baby brother #itsaboy. We’re so excited!” Clarkson is married to talent manager Brandon Blackstock, whom she began dating in 2012.
Continue reading: Kelly Clarkson Announces She's Having A Baby Boy
Clarkson had previously been forced to call off six dates during the U.S. leg of her 'Piece By Piece' tour due to a vocal cord strain.
Kelly Clarkson has been forced to cancel yet more of her current world tour because of excess strain on her vocal cords. Having pulled out of half a dozen dates in her native America last month, she’s now been advised by doctors to drop all her remaining concerts scheduled in the UK and Canada in 2015.
33 year old Clarkson, who is pregnant with her second child, announced the bad news via her website on Thursday evening (October 1st). “I am truly sorry that I have to cancel the remainder of my tour dates," the statement read. "I was so looking forward to sharing this tour with all my amazing fans in Canada and the UK. Unfortunately my doctor is telling me I have to stay on vocal rest, but I am working hard to get better as fast as possible.”
Kelly Clarkson has cancelled the rest of her 'Piece by Piece' world tour on doctor's orders
Continue reading: Kelly Clarkson Forced To Cancel The Remainder Of Her World Tour
The singer is currently touring her ‘Piece By Piece’ album.
Singer Kelly Clarkson has been forced to cancel six dates on her current tour due to doctor’s orders. Clarkson apologised to fans after making the announcement, saying she couldn't wait to get healthy and go back out on the road.
Kelly Clarkson has been forced to cancel six tour dates.
Clarkson has had to pull out of two shows in Vienna, Virginia, one in Tampa Florida and another in West Palm Beach as well as ones in Raleigh, North Carolina and in Camden, New Jersey. The shows were scheduled to take place this week and continue into the next.
Continue reading: Doctor's Orders Force Kelly Clarkson To Cancel Six Tour Dates
Lovato’s previous dog Buddy died last month in a coyote attack.
Singer Demi Lovato has celebrated her 23rd birthday with a new addition to her family, a puppy named Batman. Batman’s arrival comes a month after Lovato and boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama tragically lost their dog Buddy, who reportedly died as a result of a coyote attack.
Demi Lovato has turned 23.
“Ummm... guys.... meet Batman.....,” Lovato captioned an Instagram photo of the cute, black puppy sleeping on her sofa. Lovato also posted a pic of her new addition’s collar and another adorable image which she captioned, ‘#Batman... my little super hero…’
The ‘Invincible’ singer is already mother to 14 month old River Rose.
Congratulations are in order for former ‘American Idol’ contestant Kelly Clarkson who has announced she’s expecting her second child. The singer spilled the big news during her concert at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Wednesday night telling the crowd, “I'm totally pregnant!”
Kelly Clarkson has announced she’s expecting her second child.
Clarkson made the announcement during a particularly emotional performance of her song ‘Piece By Piece’ where she opened up about how lucky she felt to have a husband who is there for her. “I wasn't planning on announcing this. I'm totally pregnant,” she told the crowd.
Continue reading: Kelly Clarkson Announces Second Pregnancy Onstage
The country music star and her manager have split up after more than a quarter of a century of married life.
Country music star Reba McEntire has announced that she’s splitting from her husband of 26 years Narvel Blackstock. However, though their romance has ended, the former couple intend to continue their professional relationship, as Blackstock is her current manager.
The 60 year old country music veteran and her manager / producer husband, 58, revealed on Monday (August 3rd) that they had split after living apart for several months. However, representatives for the couple did not confirm whether they were filing for divorce yet.
Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock have split up after 26 years of marriage
Continue reading: Reba McEntire Splits From Husband Of 26 Years Narvel Blackstock
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton announced they are divorcing after four years of marriage.
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton are divorcing. The country music superstars are separating after four years of marriage. The news was broken earlier today (20th July) by an entertainment website which unearthed the preliminary legal documents. Shortly after the news broke the former couple confirmed they were parting ways.
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert at the 57th Grammy Awards in February 2015.
Continue reading: Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton Divorcing After 4 Years Of Marriage
Date of birth
24th April, 1982
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