Kelly Clarkson Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

10th October 2016

Quote: "I've never met him. I think I deserve to have coffee with Steve Carell at this point... I'm such a fan. I don't necessarily think it's a compliment but I'm OK with it." Kelly Clarkson feels she should hang out with funnyman Steve Carell after he yelled out her name in a famous waxing scene in The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

4th October 2016

Quote: "I've never felt more confident or more like a woman because the amount of things that I accomplish in a day, I'm just gonna say it's astonishing. As a mum, I go to bed going, 'You're welcome, world!' Mums, we're amazing humans. I literally tell my mum all the time, 'I'm so sorry', because I didn't respect that enough (growing up). I did (respect her), but it's a hard job." Pop star Kelly Clarkson now understands how tough it is to juggle work with raising a family after becoming a mother-of-two. She gave birth to her second child, son Remington, in April (16).

29th February 2016

Tweet: "That moment u turn around & Paul MCCartney's talking 2 my little girl n my arms & then touches my belly & says hi 2 the little one on the way... Seriously, just met Paul MCCartney & he was very cool, unassuming, & everything you'd want him 2 be. River has no clue how cool that was ha!" Pregnant Kelly Clarkson couldn't contain her excitement after she and her daughter River met former Beatle Paul MCCartney.

9th December 2015

Tweet: "Merry Christmas from the Blackstock clan! #winteriscoming #riverisnotworried" Pop star and mum-to-be Kelly Clarkson revealed her family's 2015 Christmas card was inspired by their love of fantasy drama Game of Thrones. In the photo, posted on, Clarkson and her step-daughter Savannah wear medieval dresses, while Kelly's husband Brandon and stepson Seth show off traditional Scottish garb in kilts. Little daughter River Rose also has a Game of Thrones-inspired dress.

7th December 2015

Tweet: "Woke up 2 Grammy nominations!! :) Thanks everybody who nominated me and congrats to all the other nominees!" Pregnant Kelly Clarkson is overjoyed after scoring Grammy nods for Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album for Piece by Piece.

18th November 2015

Quote: "I'm familiar with all-day sickness. I have to get IVs and fluids because I get so dehydrated. It's really bad." Kelly Clarkson admits her second pregnancy is even worse than her first. The singer gave birth to daughter River Rose in June, 2014. Her baby boy with husband Brandon Blackstock is due next year (16).

23rd October 2015

Tweet: "In other news, River's gonna have a little baby brother #itsaboy We're so excited!" Pregnant Kelly Clarkson reveals her second child will be a baby boy. The Since U Been Gone singer announced she was expecting in August (15). Her first child, daughter River Rose, was born in 2014.

30th September 2015

Fact: Ben Haenow, the 2014 winner of the U.K. version of TV talent show The X Factor, has snagged Kelly Clarkson as a guest on his debut single. Clarkson, who won the first American Idol contest, will feature on Second Hand Heart, which is set for a 9 October (15) release. Announcing the news in a tweet, Haenow writes, "The beautiful @kelly_clarkson has taken my 'Second Hand Heart'. What an honour!"

16th July 2015

Fact: Kelly Clarkson made her recent gig in Hershey, Pennsylvania a family affair, when she invited her nine-year-old stepson, Seth Blackstock, onstage to help her sing a cover of Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk. The pop star performed a mashup of the hit with her track Walk Away, and Seth served as a back-up singer for his stepmum.

22nd May 2015

Quote: "We also play board games. My sister, my mom, me and Reba are the gamers in the family. Everyone else we just drag into it. Reba and I are both competitive - she'll tell you she's not, but she's a liar. I can win Sequence, but if we play backgammon or Mexican Train dominoes, she kills me. She's like a backgammon magician." Kelly Clarkson on family game night with her mother-in-law Reba MCEntire.

15th May 2015

Quote: "When I heard B.B. King for the first time he was singing The Thrill Is Gone. The way he played & sang brought tears to my eyes." Kelly Clarkson remembers blues great B.B. KING following his death on Thursday (14May15).

20th April 2015

Quote: "I could never have imagined when I was at the ACM Awards nine years ago, when I yelled at Reba, 'I wanna be you when I grow up!', that one day we would not only become friends, but in the most crazy twist of fate, she would become my family. So basically what I'm saying here people, is that I have the coolest mother-in-law and you all can suck it!" Pop star Kelly Clarkson praised her country music icon mother-in-law Reba McEntire, as she presented her with a special 50th Anniversary Milestone Award at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night (19Apr15).

14th April 2015

Quote: "There are just some people who are born skinny and with a great metabolism, that is not me. I wish I had a better metabolism. But someone else probably wishes they could walk into a room and make friends with everyone like I can. You always want what someone else has." Kelly Clarkson wishes she could lose weight easier.

4th April 2015

Quote: "It's like, you're just who you are. We are who we are. Whatever size, and it doesn't mean that we're gonna be that forever. That's the thing. Sometimes we're more fit. Like especially me, I'm such a creative person that I yo-yo. So sometimes I'm more fit and I get into kickboxing hardcore. And then sometimes I don't, and I'm like... I'd rather have wine." Pop star Kelly Clarkson ignores criticism about her ever-changing weight.

6th March 2015

Quote: "We had a family emergency so I had to leave... She was good. Everybody took it like I was, 'I'm out of here'... We've ran into each other a couple of times in the last decade. She's nice but we don't barbecue." Kelly Clarkson would like to get to know Britney Spears, whose Las Vegas concert she walked out on in December (14).

3rd March 2015

Quote: "I love Broadway, I grew up in musical theatre so that's the only acting I'm good at, no other kind!" Singer Kelly Clarkson is interested in landing a role in a Broadway musical. She previously tested her acting skills in flop 2003 movie From Justin to Kelly, which she reluctantly shot as part of her contract after winning Tv talent show American Idol.

3rd March 2015

Fact: Kelly Clarkson poked fun at recent comments she made about struggling to convince fellow artists to duet with her by teaming up with comedian Jimmy Fallon to sing a series of classic tunes during an appearance on his U.S. talk show on Monday (02Mar15). They performed renditions of Sonny and Cher's I Got You Babe, The Human League's Don't You Want Me, and Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John and Kiki Dee. Fallon also showed off his impression of Aaron Neville by donning a black beret and a stick-on forehead mole to perform his high-pitched Don't Know Much, before closing the musical segment with Paula Abdul's Opposites Attract.

2nd March 2015

Fact: Pop star Kelly Clarkson performed her latest single Heartbeat Song on U.K. Tv show Loose Women on Monday (02Mar15) as her eight-month-old daughter River Rose watched from the green room.

26th February 2015

Quote: "I cried for a solid hour on the phone with the creator of American Idol and pleaded to be let out of the contract that said I had to film From Justin to Kelly." Kelly Clarkson really didn't want to be involved in her flop post-Idol movie.

24th February 2015

Tweet: "Ok, I was making a joke about people not singing with me! The press is really twisting this comment just Fyi! No big deal. New story please...Obviously my humor is not translating ha! Ps my duet with John Legend is coming out tomorrow." Kelly Clarkson insists her comment about no one wanting to join her in the studio was blown way out of proportion.

13th January 2015

Quote: "She's pretty awesome and my husband keeps running away from me because I want another one. Not right now but I want another one in like a year. (Right now) I gotta work... I got bored being pregnant." Kelly Clarkson is planning to expand her family with husband Brandon Blackstock after becoming a first-time mother to daughter River Rose last year (14).

14th October 2014

Fact: Country couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are encouraging Kelly Clarkson's baby daughter to follow in their musical footsteps by gifting the four-month-old tot a guitar. New mum Clarkson shared a photo of little River Rose posing beside the full-sized instrument on, alongside the caption, "Aunt @mirandalambert & Uncle @blakeshelton 4 the win! She is destined 2 b a Country/Rock legend with this! Thnx guys (sic)!"

22nd August 2014

Fact: New mother Kelly Clarkson made her first appearance after giving birth to daughter River Rose in June (14) by taking on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with husband Brandon Blackstock on Thursday (21Aug14). Also taking on the freezing cold task for charity was Captain America star Chris Evans, who sported a formal look by donning a tuxedo while pouring the ice water over his head.

1st July 2014

Tweet: "I still can't believe I made a human. #topthat #firstglassofwineintenmonths". New mum Kelly Clarkson indulges in a glass of wine after giving birth to daughter River Rose on 12 June (14).

20th June 2014

Fact: Pop star Kelly Clarkson has introduced fans to her newborn daughter by sharing the tot's first photo on In the accompanying message, she writes, "Here is our beautiful baby girl River Rose; 6lbs 6oz, 18 inches, and the greatest thing on the planet". The singer welcomed her first child with husband Brandon Blackstock on 12 June (14).

14th February 2014

Fact: A ring owned by British author JANE AUSTEN, which was at the centre of dispute after it was bought by American pop star Kelly Clarkson, has gone on display at a museum dedicated to the writer in England. The singer bought the ring at auction, but a U.K. politician placed an export band on the treasure to keep it in the country.

10th January 2014

Tweet: "In less than 6 months I'm gonna have a baby... for whatever reason it's really hitting me tonight. Wow. Gonna be the coolest kid ever." Singer Kelly Clarkson is prepping herself to be a first-time mother.

26th December 2013

Quote: "My family all got together and bought me a keyboard when I was young. I wrote my first song on it. It’s still in my attic. It really meant so much to me. Times were hard." Kelly Clarkson recalls her most cherished Christmas present.

17th December 2013

Fact: Kelly Clarkson has landed an early Christmas treat after she was appointed the new face of Citizen watches. She will star in the company's upcoming 2014 advertising campaign.

13th December 2013

Quote: "We voted 775 times for Kelly Clarkson. She won because of (husband) Nick (Offerman) and me speed dialling on our cell phones and both of our phone lines at home - until the stroke of midnight until the voting ended." Former Will & Grace star Megan Mullaly confesses she became a superfan for singer Kelly Clarkson when she competed on American Idol in 2004.

12th December 2013

Fact: The Hangover star Ken Jeong made a hilarious appearance on Kelly Clarkson's holiday Tv special, Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale, as her manager. The Since U Been Gone hitmaker was also joined by Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, William Shatner, Heidi Klum, and Blake Shelton for skits and songs, and teamed up with Trisha Yearwood and Reba MCEntire to perform Silent Night on the show, which aired in the U.S. on Wednesday (11Dec13).

12th December 2013

Fact: Singer Kelly Clarkson is to make a guest appearance in an upcoming episode of musical Tv drama Nashville. The star has recorded a song which will also feature in the show.

12th December 2013

Tweet: "Trisha (Yearwood), Reba (MCEntire) and I have thrown around the idea of doing an album together and I think it would be rad (great)!" Kelly Clarkson gives fans hope of a collaboration with the two country superstars. Both Yearwood and MCEntire appeared on the singer's Christmas Tv special to sing a moving rendition of Silent Night, which aired in the U.S. on Wednesday (11Dec13).

27th November 2013

Quote: "I got to avoid going to a wedding. I'd rather go to a dentist." Country star Blake Shelton is relieved he did not have to officiate at pal Kelly Clarkson's wedding as she had planned. Clarkson and her new husband Brandon Blackstock, who is Shelton's manager, decided to elope and tied the knot during an intimate ceremony in rural Tennessee last month (Oct13).

21st November 2013

Quote: "I only had, like, three boyfriends my whole life before Brandon, and two of them were good, just not a good fit. I only had one real stinker that I wrote (music about) and made a lot of money off of." Singer Kelly Clarkson is glad she has found her Mr. Right in Brandon Blackstock after dating Mr. Know-It-All.

21st November 2013

Quote: "I was single for almost seven years. Every Christmas, it was like, 'Seriously, I'm still pathetically alone? Awesome. I'm still telling people I'm Ok with it? I'm not'." Pregnant Kelly Clarkson is glad she'll have a husband this Christmas after exchanging vows with Brandon Blackstock last month (Oct13).

20th November 2013

Quote: "He's a great dad. It's such a turn-on!" Pregnant singer Kelly Clarkson on her new husband Brandon Blackstock, who has two children from a previous relationship.

20th November 2013

Quote: "I'm totally gonna have a girl. I'm manifesting it! And when I have a girl, you're gonna be like, 'That chick knew it!'" Kelly Clarkson is convinced her first child will be a daughter. The newlywed singer announced she was pregnant on Tuesday (19Nov13).

20th November 2013

Tweet: "Congratulations Kelly Clarkson and Brandon!! I am so happy for you! You will be a wonderful mommy!! Love!" Sugarland star Jennifer Nettles congratulates Kelly Clarkson on her pregnancy news. The singer is expecting her first child with her new husband Brandon Blackstock. The couple married last month (Oct13).

15th November 2013

Quote: "I saw Adele at the Grammys and she said, 'Girl, don't have a baby 'cause everything else will go on the back burner. I'm living in babyland!'" Newlywed Kelly Clarkson reveals the British soul star tried to warn her about the lifestyle change she will experience once she starts a family with new husband Brandon Blackstock. The singer has set herself a goal of falling pregnant by Christmas (13).

17th October 2013

Quote: "I did not ever want kids but my priorities are changing because now I want a baby real bad - a big, chunky baby. I want a girl! We're thinking maybe two. I'm not patient, so I already have names picked out for a boy or a girl, and what kind of diapers they'll wear. It's crazy! We're very excited." Kelly Clarkson isn't planning on waiting to start a family with Brandon Blackstock after the couple weds later this month (Oct13).

13th October 2013

Quote: "I'm like a slutty, mean version of myself. It was weird though, because my fiance was there at the taping when I had to grind on one of the actors, and I was like, 'Oh God!'" Singer Kelly Clarkson was worried about what her boyfriend Brandon Blackstock would say when she recently taped a guest appearance on Robin Williams' new U.S. comedy show The Crazy Ones.

12th October 2013

Quote: "Miley is seriously talented. She's a great vocalist. My fear is that people will stop paying attention to that part." Kelly Clarkson fears Miley Cyrus' attention-grabbing music videos and provocative performances will rob her of the true credit she deserves.

11th October 2013

Quote: "I just had a conversation with Selena Gomez... She had gone to my concerts when she was a kid... and I was like, 'Just stick with what you are doing because the thing is once you cross that line of it not being about just the talent, nobody's gonna pay attention to the talent anymore. It's always gonna be about... the circus. Selena feels the same way." Kelly Clarkson has turned mentor to fan Selena Gomez.

11th October 2013

Fact: Kelly Clarkson will wed fiance Brandon Blackstock in an Alice Temperley gown. The couple plans to exchange vows later this month (Oct13).

11th October 2013

Quote: "This really counts as my wedding because Brandon has been married before." Kelly Clarkson insists her upcoming nuptials will be all about her.

10th October 2013

Quote: "We're getting married in a couple of weeks... Obviously I'm having someone do my hair and make-up or I would look like a hot mess on my wedding day." Kelly Clarkson reveals she'll be a married woman before Halloween (31Oct13).

9th October 2013

Quote: "I just want a little us. So we're getting married soon, then boom!" Singer Kelly Clarkson is planning to start a family with fiance Brandon Blackstock as soon as they're man and wife.

16th September 2013

Quote: "We're bringing our own vinyl player and we're doing it that way. Eva Cassidy is, like, my favourite (singer), and her song Songbird... so we're probably gonna slow dance alone to it." Pop star Kelly Clarkson is forgoing a wedding singer at her upcoming nuptials and plugging in a record player instead.

23rd August 2013

Tweet: "Fyi (for your information)... Brandon & I are getting married & no I am not pregnant. We are eloping for one reason only. We both want an intimate ceremony." Singer Kelly Clarkson sets the record straight amid rampant baby rumours, which emerged after she called off her fairytale wedding to elope with her fiance Brandon Blackstock.

20th August 2013

Quote: "I have a 12 year old and a six year old now... after being single for six years! We all live together and everything. It's so different, but it's perfect. They're awesome and I actually really dig the mom thing... I am quick to go, 'I told you not to touch that!' I am totally my mom. My mom was a hard mom." Kelly Clarkson on becoming a stepmother to fiance Brandon Blackstock's kids.

20th August 2013

Quote: "It's two months away. It's end of October. I'm so over it. It's so overwhelming. We're just doing a lot: touring and the wedding and the Christmas album, so I'm over the wedding part." Kelly Clarkson is too busy to worry about her wedding plans.

16th August 2013

Tweet: "I've been terribly ill & still not feeling much better & my fiance's 6 yr (sic) old son told me he would pray for me this morning. Too cute." Singer Kelly Clarkson is battling ill health.

8th August 2013

Fact: Kelly Clarkson has named her childhood friend Ashley Donovan as her maid of honour ahead of her upcoming wedding to Brandon Blackstock. The singer posted a picture of her pal online with the caption "Introducing my official maid of honour!"

8th August 2013

Fact: Kelly Clarkson and rockers Maroon 5 paid a visit to sick kids at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania on Wednesday (07Aug13), hours after performing in the state the previous night (06Aug13).

10th May 2013

Tweet: "How dare you only work 364 days this year. I can't believe you got sick. That never happens to anyone... ever. You're so lazy... Name one person that has her schedule, sings while flying, and is a mom... seriously people. Tired of seeing everyone giving her crap. We're all human. Relax." Kelly Clarkson defends fellow pop star Pink after she was criticised for cancelling a recent show. The singer called off a concert in Birmingham, England, earlier this month (May13) when she fell ill with rotavirus.

25th April 2013

Fact: Singer Kelly Clarkson had a 31st birthday to remember on Wednesday (24Apr13) after her fiance, Brandon Blackstock, presented her with a giant bouquet of sunflowers and a homemade red velvet cake. The former American Idol star shared a photo of her two best gifts on

11th April 2013

Tweet: "Okay. Tomorrow I'm performing at Idol in front of @MariahCarey. Pray for me. #PleaseDearGodDontLetMeSuck." Kelly Clarkson is dreading her return to the American Idol stage in front of her heroine Mariah Carey, who is now a judge on the show.

28th February 2013

Quote: "At some point, you have to just stand up and say, 'That's not cool'. He was such a musical hero of mine (but) I won't put up with that. Us artists just want it to be about what we thought it was about, the creativity. When something like that happens, it gets destroyed." Kelly Clarkson has the last word on her feud with her former music mentor Clive Davis, which began when he wrote unflattering things about her in his new autobiography.

13th February 2013

Quote: "Thrilled to death, thrilled to death. To have my buddy as my daughter-in-law, I mean, who could ask for more?" Country icon Reba McEntire is excited to welcome Kelly Clarkson into her family. The American Idol winner is engaged to MCEntire's stepson Brandon Blackstock.

11th February 2013

Fact: Kelly Clarkson almost suffered a wardrobe disaster as she headed onstage to collect her Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album for Stronger after becoming entangled with Miranda Lambert's glittery dress as she stopped to give the country star a hug. During her acceptance speech, the American Idol winner quipped, "I got stuck to Miranda Lambert. There's a story - and a song!"

7th February 2013

Quote: "I wasn't really into kids (before), but Savannah and Seth are so awesome. We're gonna wait a bit, obviously, but we'll totally have a kid." Kelly Clarkson has plans to become a mum after falling for fiance Brandon Blackstock's kids.

21st January 2013

Tweet: "What an honor to be a part of history! Obama's presence was powerful and his words unforgettable. It's a proud day for America!" Singer Kelly Clarkson celebrates an historical moment after performing for the U.S. president during his second inauguration on Monday (21Jan13).

21st January 2013

Tweet: "Me and B just hangin' out ....don't worry about it. Seriously, God did good. She is so beautiful!" Singer Kelly Clarkson spends time with Beyonce after both performing at U.S. President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Monday (21Jan13).

3rd January 2013

Quote: "Being single doesn’t mean you’re gay. But I’m never insulted by it, obviously. I mean, I get hit on by the hottest girls ever. Oh my god, if I were a lesbian, I would be so in luck. But it’s not just my thing." Newly-engaged Kelly Clarkson on those persistent gay rumours.

17th December 2012

Tweet: "Kelly!!!! Congratulations On Your Engagement!!!! I'm so happy for you!" Former American Idol judge Paula Abdul sends her best wishes to the reality Tv show's first winner, Kelly Clarkson, following the news she's to wed her boyfriend Brandon Blackstock.

3rd December 2012

Quote: "We don't travel everywhere anymore just because quality of life - I don't get to have a life if I choose to go everywhere so we try to pick and choose places where people can come. I just now started having a life!" Singer Kelly Clarkson has cut back on her touring schedule.

22nd November 2012

Quote: "We've been working straight for a year so I'm excited to have most of January off." Singer Kelly Clarkson is planning to kick off 2013 with a well-deserved extended break.

20th November 2012

Quote: "We're not (engaged). We've actually been dating for nine months (and) we are totally going to get married. We love each other. We are totally going to get married one day... He's got to put a ring on it at some point, but I'll wait it out." Kelly Clarkson is holding out for an engagement ring from boyfriend Brandon Blackstock.

15th November 2012

Quote: "Now that I have him, I don’t have to do that anymore. I was working out pretty heavily for a while - like over two hours a day. That’s a frickin’ lot! But then I just got burnt out. I’ve been so busy working that I haven’t put any weight on - but I’m sure I will!" Singer Kelly Clarkson is putting her weight woes to one side now that she's found love with boyfriend Brandon Blackstock.

1st November 2012

Quote: "He was married for a while and I come from two broken homes so... my whole thing is I don't wanna rush into something. We are very happy in love and we will totally be getting married. But we're not planning that anytime soon." Singer Kelly Clarkson is taking her time with boyfriend Brandon Blackstock to make sure she gets it right.

5th October 2012

Fact: Kelly Clarkson will mark 10 years in the spotlight by releasing a greatest hits album. The star, who shot to fame as the first winner of American Idol back in 2002, will launch the record in November (12).

5th September 2012

Tweet: "Yesterday-10 year anniversary of me winning Idol. Today-nominated in female vocalist category for the Cma's!! Yeah! I promise to earn that!!" Former American Idol champion Kelly Clarkson is excited to mark a new era of her career after landing a nomination for the 2012 County Music Association Awards on Wednesday (05Sep12).

16th August 2012

Tweet: "Harold, one of my favorite crew guys on the road with me right now just went in for emergency surgery because of a hernia and also a bus broke down on my tour .....seriously, I feel like the rapture is next haha! What is going on the past two days! Ohio, I love you but I might not be coming back ha! Bad luck here!" Singer Kelly Clarkson is convinced her tour stop in Ohio was cursed after a string of bad luck, which began when one of her beloved pet dogs almost died on Tuesday (14Aug12).

25th July 2012

Quote: "I live in Nashville now, where my boyfriend and his two kids are. So it made no sense to pay all that money to maintain all that acreage for a house nobody lives in." Singer Kelly Clarkson has put her 14-acre Texas ranch on the market to be closer to her boyfriend Brandon Blackstock.

25th July 2012

Quote: "Not going to lie: It hurts like hell! I'm pretty much ignoring it for now. I'll have to have major surgery at some point, but that's all right." Singer Kelly Clarkson is still struggling with the pain of a sprained ankle.

18th July 2012

Fact: Kelly Clarkson is selling up her Texas ranch home amid reports she is keen to settle down with boyfriend Brandon Blackstock. The pop star has put the four-bedroom property on the market for $1.5 million (£940,000).

4th July 2012

Quote: "(I'll) throw on a T-shirt and jeans. In Texas, we practically come out of the womb in jeans." Singer Kelly Clarkson on her fashion choices.

3rd July 2012

Quote: "I just had my 30th birthday and we went turkey shooting." Singer Kelly Clarkson on her less-than-romantic birthday celebrations with boyfriend Brandon Blackstock.

14th June 2012

Quote: "If I ever had children I would not let them in this business. They're going to have to shine and tell me they want it badly, because I know I'd not want them to do it." Pop star Kelly Clarkson would think twice before allowing her kids to follow her footsteps into the music industry.

24th April 2012

Tweet: "Today I am 30 years old Yeahhhhhhhh!!!! I am happy, healthy, and looking forward to my thirties! Have an awesome day everybody!" Pop star Kelly Clarkson is embracing turning the big 3-0.

29th March 2012

Quote: "It's my gym song. I especially love that line, 'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.'" Kim Kardashian is a big fan of Kelly Clarkson's hit song Stronger (What Doesn'T Kill You) after her short-lived marriage to basketball player Kris Humphries.

1st March 2012

Quote: "I never want to do that again. I don't generally get nervous... but, man, at the Super Bowl everybody was freaking out, telling me how many people were watching." Kelly Clarkson won't be singing the U.S. National Anthems at any other major sporting events.

1st March 2012

Quote: "I've been a fan of hers since Chasing Pavements and people have given her so much c**p about her weight. She's beautiful... If I could roll over and look like that... She's freakin' hot." Kelly Clarkson is a big fan of Adele.

25th February 2012

Fact: Kelly Clarkson paid tribute to tragic Whitney Houston at a concert in Georgia on Thursday night (23Feb12) when she performed the late star's Shoop Shoop song with fellow former American Idol contestant Tamyra Gray.

12th January 2012

Fact: The first American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson is to sing America's National Anthem at Super Bowl Xlvi on 5 February (12). Country music couple Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton will also perform America the Beautiful as part of the pre-game show, while Madonna will take to the stage at half-time.

4th January 2012

Fact: Pop singer Kelly Clarkson has added another tattoo to her already growing collection of body art - she got "What doesn't kill you..." written in morse code wrapped around her rib cage. She says, "I thought this one would be funny and ironic, because sometimes I think this job will kill me!" The American Idol star has a total of 13 tattoos.

4th January 2012

Quote: "At country music events, everyone's so nice. But at pop events, everybody's too cool for school. Nobody ever talks. I like the acts musically, but I don't know anyone, which is weird 'cause I've been doing this for 10 years." American Idol star Kelly Clarkson prefers going to country music award shows.

6th December 2011

Tweet: "I just found out I won 2 awards tonight with @Jason_Aldean! I had no clue we were even up for any awards haha! That's awesome! Go us." Kelly Clarkson was surprised by her American Country Music Awards wins on Monday night (05Dec11).

10th November 2011

Tweet: "I'm about to get my 13th tattoo. I'm completely addicted, I know. But it will be my first time getting a tattoo in London." Kelly Clarkson is excited about her latest piece of body art.

10th November 2011

Fact: Kelly Clarkson is giving back to her U.K. fans by performing a free gig in London on Thursday (10Nov11). Devotees must re-Tweet a message about Clarkson on for the chance of scooping a ticket for the intimate, one-off show at The Borderline venue.

26th October 2011

Quote: "I recently got ill, I've become allergic to something." Pop star Kelly Clarkson is fighting a mystery skin irritation.

2nd October 2011

Quote: "I wasn't blessed with boobs... I'm not overtly sexual with my music... Hell, if I looked like Rihanna or Britney (Spears) I'd be all about whips and chains." Singer Kelly Clarkson insists she's not a sexy star.

28th September 2011

Fact: Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt gave pop hits by Kelly Clarkson and Lady GaGa a death metal makeover during an appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (27Sep11) when he teamed up with the host to sing reworked karaoke hits and covered Since U Been Gone and The Edge of Glory. The Hollywood star portrayed a heavy metal fan in independent drama Hesher earlier this year (11).

24th September 2011

Quote: "People keep saying I'm gay, and I'm not. I'm pretty sure I've never made out with a girl. It's just not helping me because I'm straight. No boy wants to hit on me because I make mean songs about them - and they think I'm gay." Kelly Clarkson admits gay rumours are ruining her chances of finding a man.

22nd September 2011

Quote: "I do yoga. I'm a beginner, so when I see a 50 year old with her leg over her head, I feel like an idiot. But I'm like an Energizer Bunny, so meditation has been good for me." Singer Kelly Clarkson has taken up yoga to help calm her down.

22nd September 2011

Quote: "I'm stalking Adele! I just want to harmonise with her!" Pop star Kelly Clarkson is desperate to work with the British soul sensation.

28th August 2011

Quote: "I look hella bad doing it... I look, like, completely ridiculous. There's a reason I'm single." Kelly Clarkson never gets picked up when she's belting out Eminem's Lose Yourself - her song of choice - in karaoke bars.

16th May 2011

Tweet: "So I went to Miranda and Blake Shelton's wedding last night and it was the greatest wedding/reception I've ever been to! I feel as though they should renew their vows every year and throw a party as well because everything about it was awesome! Cutest couple ever!" Kelly Clarkson had a blast at Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton's wedding on Saturday (14May11).

1st February 2011

Tweet: "Just heard from my sister that Henry Cavill is going to be the new Clark Kent for the new Superman movie. All I have to say to the brilliant person behind that idea... bravo, bravo... he is beautiful." Singer Kelly Clarkson is thrilled British hunk HENRY CAVILL is the new SUPERMAN.

13th January 2011

Fact: Singer Kelly Clarkson received an unusual Christmas gift from a pal - a goat she's named Billy Joel.

7th October 2010

Tweet: "Well no (one) has stolen it quite yet but as far as my luck goes with hacking, maybe sooner than I want you too ha!" Pop singer Kelly Clarkson worries material from her upcoming album may leak online before the as-yet-untitled record hits stores early next year (11).

23rd September 2010

Tweet: "My friends Kelly & Matt (who's a cop) took me and some friends to the shooting range and oh my goodness it was fun!!" Kelly Clarkson enjoys a daring day out.

26th August 2010

Fact: Kelly Clarkson has recorded a country duet with Jason Aldean. The odd couple has teamed up on Don't You Wanna Stay - a track on Aldean's upcoming album.

10th June 2010

Tweet: "He's a bad boy but a very hot one... Long live Kid Rock!" Kelly Clarkson was wowed by KID ROCK's hosting stint at the CMT Awards on Wednesday (09Jun10).

7th June 2010

Fact: Stars including Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie, and Dick Van Dyke turned out to perform at the Lincoln Medal presentation ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Sunday evening (06Jun10). The gala, held at the historic Ford's Theatre where former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865, saw President Barack Obama hand prizes to South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and South African Constitutional Court Justice Albie Sachs.

7th May 2010

Fact: Kelly Clarkson is the most successful American Idol contestant ever. She has sold 10.6 million albums, outstripping contemporaries including country star Carrie Underwood and Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson.

8th September 2009

Quote: "Oh my God! The day Jessica Simpson becomes fat is the day I'm a size zero. That's just never going to happen - that girl is so small." Kelly Clarkson can't believe the media furore over her fellow singer's expanding waistline earlier this year (09).

2nd September 2009

Quote: "Everybody always wants me to to do a perfume or clothing line, too. I'm like, 'Dude, seriously? I just want to do music.'" Kelly Clarkson has no plans to branch out.

2nd September 2009

Quote: "Everybody always wants me to to do a perfume or clothing line, too. I'm like, 'Dude, seriously? I just want to do music.'" Kelly Clarkson has no plans to branch out.

19th August 2009

Fact: Kelly Clarkson, the first winner of American Idol, will return to the talent show that made her famous to take a seat on the judging panel for upcoming auditions. Victoria Beckham, Shania Twain, Mary J. Blige and Katy Perry have also signed up for duty, replacing Paula Abdul after she quit the show earlier this month (Aug09).

9th July 2009

Fact: Songwriter KARA DioGUARDI's new stepdaughter sang Kelly Clarkson's I DO NOT HOOK UP at the American Idol judge's wedding to general contractor MIKE MCCUDDY on 5 July (09). DioGuardi co-wrote the hit.

5th May 2009

Quote: "Katy Perry wrote it... I'm imagining she didn't use it because she has a song out called I KISSED A GIRL; it's kind of a contradiction in itself. It's a cool song." Kelly Clarkson on the story behind her new hit I DO NOT HOOK UP.

20th April 2009

Quote: "Fad diets don't work for me. As soon as I tell myself to do something, my body does the opposite! I'm not designed to have a six-pack! I like my butt. I like putting on jeans and filling them out. When I see girls who can't fill theirs, I'm like: 'Oh, that sucks.'" Kelly Clarkson is proud of her figure.

31st March 2009

Fact: Singer Kelly Clarkson presented Barack Obama with a literature prize three years before he became U.S. President. The star pronounced his name wrong because she had never heard of him at the time.

14th March 2009

Quote: "A lot of them shouldn't! Let's get this straight, I love a lot of people who do that, but you know, there's a few (that shouldn't)..." Pop star Kelly Clarkson lashes out at fellow singers who attempt to carve out a career in films.

13th March 2009

Quote: "I figure it'll either give you a big head or make you want to kill yourself." Pop star Kelly Clarkson refuses to read reviews of her new album ALL I EVER WANTED.

13th March 2009

Quote: "I went to Europe and all of a sudden it was, like, in the press everywhere. I was like, 'Was I sleepwalking and kissed a girl and there's a picture or something?' Just because I'm single and I don't date a lot does not make me a lesbian." Kelly Clarkson dismisses reports she's gay.

12th March 2009

Quote: Anybody who says they dont is lying. Kelly Clarkson urinates in the shower.

4th February 2009

Quote: "I get really pissed off when I buy an album and every songs the same. Im like, 'Man, you just wasted my money. I couldve just got one song.' Some artists complain about leaking a bit of the album with each song. Im like, 'Thats just forcing you to come out with better music.'" Singer Kelly Clarkson urges musicians to use pirated music to their advantage.

26th January 2009

Fact: The first two singles from Kelly Clarkson's new album ALL I EVER WANTED were co-written by Katy Perry and new American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi. Clarkson was the first Idol winner.

25th June 2008

Fact: Pop star Kelly Clarkson has bought herself a new home in Nashville, Tennessee. The Since U Been Gone singer splashed out $1.5 million (GBP750,000) on the mansion.

25th September 2007

Quote: "I'm not - this is my first time here. I'm a rookie. So in my other lives, maybe I'll be a little smarter and wiser." Singer Kelly Clarkson insists she has not been reincarnated.

7th August 2007

Quote: "I can't stand poster boy looks in a guy - they're usually dumb and I can't take that. All I need is for him to be funny and someone I can have a conversation with." Single singer Kelly Clarkson outlines her ideal man.

3rd August 2007

Fact: Gay female fans of American Idol star Kelly Clarkson refer to themselves as 'Kezbos'.

16th July 2007

Quote: "I am not a fan... I do respect him, but I don't want to barbecue with him. We don't braid each other's hair. And, despite the rumours, he is nowhere near a father figure." Kelly Clarkson continues her feud with label boss Clive Davis, who famously took issue with some of the tracks the pop star wrote for her new album My December.

20th June 2007

Fact: Kelly Clarkson wrote new song CHIVAS, an ode to her favourite whisky, Chivas Regal, was written in the backroom of a Los Angeles Irish pub before the pop star famously took to the stage "inebriated" to join cult tribute group METAL SKOOL last year (06).

15th June 2007

Quote: "No, I can't cry on command 10 times in a row." Singer Kelly Clarkson has no plans to become an actress.

12th June 2007

Quote: "My brother and I are basically like 10-year-olds with money, so we have like go-karts and jeeps and we golf." Kelly Clarkson on life with her brother on their 50 acre estate Texas estate.

31st May 2007

Quote: "I just walk around the house naked." Kelly Clarkson is an at-home nudist.

16th May 2007

Fact: Flame-haired country queen Reba McEntire is such a fan of pal Kelly Clarkson's hit BECAUSE OF YOU she asked to duet on the tune with the pop star at last night's (15May07) Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony, which she hosted.

16th May 2007

Fact: Flame-haired country queen Reba McEntire is such a fan of pal Kelly Clarkson's hit BECAUSE OF YOU she asked to duet on the tune with the pop star at last night's (15May07) Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony, which she hosted.

20th April 2007

Quote: "Honestly, I thought it was a joke. Song of the year? I can name a lot of songs that are better then my songs." Kelly Clarkson was stunned when she learned she'd be sharing the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)'s top honour with Mary J Blige on Wednesday night (18Apr07). Clarkson's Because Of You shared the honours with Blige's Be Without You.

23rd March 2007

Quote: "I wrote BREAKAWAY when I was 15 or 16, and I didn't like it. It kind of reminded me of a church song... but Kelly Clarkson has a beautiful voice and she's a nice girl. She did a really good job with it." Avril Lavigne likes Clarkson's version of an old hit.

19th February 2007

Quote: "Well, she's still hot, whatever. If you can pull that off, go for it. I like my hair. I'm keeping it. That's crazy." Kelly Clarkson isn't planning on imitating fellow singing star Britney Spears' new shaven-headed look.

16th January 2007

Quote: "KELLY's really one of the top five singers in the world today. This girl is a young Aretha Franklin." Simon Cowell has high praise for American Idol star Kelly Clarkson.

26th September 2006

Fact: Kelly Clarkson and Norah Jones both have a Texas music teacher to thank for their careers. AA Nick Kerr Middle School teacher CINDY GLENN taught both singers when they were young.

13th July 2006

Fact: Kelly Clarkson's February (07) concert at London's Wembley Arena will be filmed for the singer's first TV concert special in America.

18th June 2006

Quote: "I'd have a mirrored house if I looked like her... I'd walk around naked. I'd be like, 'Woo, I look good!'" Kelly Clarkson wishes she had new mother Angelina Jolie's body.

29th March 2006

Fact: Kelly Clarkson's brother JASON appears in the AMERICAN IDOL star's new video WALK AWAY.

3rd March 2006

Quote: "She would be like a stranger to me now." Simon Cowell on his frosty relationship with former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson.

27th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I'd probably be OPRAH (WINFREY). She pretty much owns the world now." Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson would like to trade places with the US chat show queen for a day. </p>

21st February 2006

Quote: <p>" I was really inspired by Kelly Clarkson this year. Bless her heart. She really worked hard this year and I was really proud of her. I seriously like her a lot." Pop star Britney Spears is a big fan of American Idol winner KELLY CLARKSON. </p>

16th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I hadn't really expected to be in a pop category at all, but there are a lot of pretty girls in this one so I'm happy." Brit Award winner James Blunt was delighted to be nominated alongside Katie Melua, Kelly Clarkson and Madonna in the Pop Act category. </p>

10th February 2006

Quote: <p>"You were amazing. I wish I had your thighs... I've got big old Texas things." Kelly Clarkson greets her idol Madonna backstage at the Grammy Awards after the MATERIAL GIRL wowed TV viewers and audience members alike with her opening performance. </p>

10th February 2006

Fact: <p>Kelly Clarkson made history at Wednesday night's (08FEB06) Grammy Awards by becoming the first AMERICAN IDOL star to win a Grammy. She picked up two awards in Los Angeles. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I did thank the fans, and that's American Idol. The 40 million people are the reason I was here." Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson addressing critics who said she should have acknowledged American Idol during her acceptance speech. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I like drinking with my band. They're fun." Double Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson on how she planned to celebrate her triumphs. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I like drinking with my band. They're fun." Double Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson on how she planned to celebrate her triumphs. </p>

7th February 2006

Fact: <p>Music mogul Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy Awards party will be broadcast live on XM Satellite Radio's Grammy Radio station tonight (07JAN06). This year, party performers include Jamie Foxx, Kelly Clarkson and Barry Manilow. </p>

26th November 2005

Quote: <p>"That'd be one of them where the fights come in from time to time. I can't listen to Hilary Duff and Kelly Clarkson all the time." Kevin Federline admits he occasionally fights with his wife Britney Spears over her choice of music on the car stereo. </p>

30th August 2005

Quote: <p>"I'm going to be coming out on a motorcycle completely naked. I come out and scare everyone." AMERICAN IDOL star Kelly Clarkson jokes about how she plans to shock fans on her upcoming US tour. </p>

12th August 2005

Quote: <p>"Gay men, oh they love me. It's like I'm the new Cher." Original American Idol victor Kelly Clarkson knows many of her fans are homosexuals. </p>

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