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.
Ring in the New Year with a very appropriate playlist...
The New Year is almost here, and we've never been more relieved or felt the need to celebrate more. Of course, our celebrations will be dampened by social distancing regulations, but we reckon a good playlist is all we need to ring in a very welcome 2021.
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1. Thank U, Next - Ariana Grande
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Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar were the big winners on an emotional night.
The 36 year old, who is a Texan native, forewent a moment of silence at the start of Sunday night’s awards to urge viewers to take a “moment of action” in an emotional speech reflecting on the brutal massacre at a school in Santa Fe on Friday, which claimed the lives of 10 children and resulted in 13 others being wounded.
“Tonight, they wanted me to say that obviously we want to pray for all the victims and pray for their families,” mother of four Clarkson said. “But they also wanted me to do a moment of silence. And I’m so sick of moments of silence. It’s not working. Obviously.”
Season 15 of 'The Voice' will start on NBC later this year.
With an official announcement on Twitter on Thursday evening (May 10th), ‘The Voice’ revealed that the 15th season, due to start in the fall of 2018, will feature twice the ‘American Idol’ power than the current 14th series, with ex-contestant Hudson lining up as a coach with pop star Clarkson.
“Guess who's coming back to ‘The Voice’: Me! With my girl, Kelly!” Hudson exclaimed in a brief clip, filmed in what appeared to be a dressing room. “You'll see us together, this fall.”
Twitter reacted badly to an interview that Clarkson gave last week about parenting.
Kelly Clarkson has set off something of a Twitter storm after speaking about her parenting style, mentioning that she occasionally “spanks” her children if they’re misbehaving.
The 35 year old singer last week spoke about being a parent to four children to a Rochester-based radio station 98.9 The Buzz.
“I’m not above a spanking, which people aren’t necessarily into. And I don’t mean like hitting her hard, I just mean a spanking,” Clarkson said. “My parents spanked me and I did fine in life and I feel fine about it.”
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Kelly Clarkson has ''always'' wanted to star in a Broadway show.
Kelly Clarkson has ''always'' wanted to star in a Broadway show.
The 35-year-old singer boasts a successful career in the music business, but she has admitted she is keen to expand her horizons and take to the stage to star in a theatre production, although she doesn't want to relocate for the opportunity.
Speaking to Metro newspaper, she said: ''I've always wanted to do Broadway but my family wouldn't want to live in New York. I grew up doing musical theatre. I started in 'Annie Get Your Gun' but got lead roles in 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' and 'Brigadoon'. ''
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The most romantic edition of James Corden's 'Late Late Show' segment yet.
The newest edition of James Corden's Carpool Karaoke saw him team up with Kelly Clarkson, belting out some of her greatest hits and even treating her and her husband to a special carpool date night. There's a reason why this is the most popular 'Late Late Show' segment.
Kelly Clarkson at the 2017 American Music Awards
The pair sang such numbers as 'Since U Been Gone', 'Stronger' and 'Because Of You', as well as two songs from her newest album 'Meaning Of Life': single 'Love So Soft' and the uplifting soul number 'Whole Lotta Woman'. Kelly even sang a rendition of 'So This Is Love' from Disney's 'Cinderella' - a song that she says she sings to her 19-month-old son Remington.
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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.”
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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!
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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.
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Kelly Clarkson - Kelly Clarkson, Lana Parilla Tuesday 15th May 2012 Entertainment Weekly & ABC TV celebrate the New York Upfronts with a VIP cocktail party at PH-D at Dream Downtown - Arrivals
Date of birth
24th April, 1982