Kelly Clarkson was born 24th May 1982 and is from Texas, United States.
Like many aspiring singers of her age, she yearned to get a foot in the door of the music industry and left her hometown of Texas and moved to LA to pursue her dream. Working as waitress while she tried to establish herself, her big break came when she entered the American TV show, American Idol in 2002, and the rest is history....
Kelly Clarkson’s single “A Moment Like This” propelled her into the charts and made her world famous and the song shot straight to number one, along with her debut album 'Thankful' which also debuted at #1.
She went on to win an abundance of awards including numerous Grammys, 12 Billboard music awards and many more.
"Miss Independent" her second single, reached the top 10 across all charts and she further promoted herself on another singing TV show - Pop Idol in 2003, and later produced the hit single from the film Love Actually "The Trouble with Love Is”.
In the later years of the 2000s Kelly Clarkson parted ways with her management company and went on to create more rock-based hits with former Evanescence members and American teen sensation Avril Lavigne. Her album Breakaway reached the top five in the US, however; were low in comparison with her first albums. Her singles proved highly successful; receiving critical acclaim from Rolling Stone magazine and other notable publications.
“Breakaway” (the single) was used the film The Princess Diaires 2: Royal Engagement (2004) and “Since U Been Gone”, "Behind These Hazel Eyes" and "Because of You", became Kelly Clarkson’s next big hits and she earned her first Grammy Awards (of many to come) in this period.
From 2005 onwards Kelly Clarkson went on to perform at many high-profile events including the 2006 Winter Olympics in Italy.
The Kelly Clarkson tour in Europe inspired her to write her third album ‘My December’. The single “Never Again” peaked at #8 and she performed on American Idol 6.
In 2007 Kelly Clarkson parted ways with her management company for the second time, when Kelly Clarkson tickets didn’t sell as expected and her ‘My December’ tour was scaled down dramatically, although My December did reach platinum status, selling more than 100,000 copies (in Canada).
Kelly Clarkson sang on ‘American Idol Idol Gives Back’ charity show and went on to take part in a number of philanthropic activities and became many brand ambassadors including being the spokesperson for Proactiv and Vitiminwater.
Further Grammy awards for her collaboration with country superstar Reba McEntire kept her up in the public eye into 2008, and she performed at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Kelly Clarkson’s next album ‘All I Ever Wanted’ propelled her back into the limelight and was again nominated for a Grammy for “Best Vocal Number” and was #8 on the Billboard Top Female Artists of 2009.
She became a VH1 Save the Music Foundation ambassador for the period 2009-10 and began a 32 date tour across the world and in May 2010.
In 2010 Kelly Clarkson, recorded a duet with country star Jason Aldean "Don't You Wanna Stay" and brought out her fifth album ‘Stronger’. Again highly successful, the first single from the album "Mr. Know It All” was another worldwide success.
Kelly Clarkson went on to mentor contestants from the British talent show The Voice, and showed off her talents to the world by singing the American national anthem at the Super Bowl XLVI on February 5th, 2012.