Who is Kelly Clarkson – Kelly Clarkson Biography- US Singer (1982 -).
Kelly Clarkson is an American Idol winnerwho went on to record several top 10 hits including "Breakaway," "Behind These HazelEyes" and "Because of You.
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SynopsisBorn on April 24, 1982, in Fort Worth, Texas, Kelly Clarkson won the first season of AmericanIdol in 2002, winning the million-dollar prize of an RCA record contract.
Her first single,"A Moment Like This," jumped from No.
52 to No.
1 on the Billboard charts, and her secondalbum Breakaway earned two Grammy Awards.
Clarkson followed with numerous hit singles,including "Because of You" and "My Life Would Suck Without You.
" Early LifeSinger Kelly Brianne Clarkson was born on April 24, 1982, in Fort Worth, Texas.
Clarksongraduated from Burleson High School in 2000, where she sang in the school choir.
Aftergraduation, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a music career.
Supporting herself with numerous odd jobs, Clarkson made a few television appearancesand eventually landed a job working as a female vocalist with songwriter Gerry Goffin.
Unfortunately,a bout of bad luck discouraged her and she returned to Texas shortly thereafter.
In 2002,a friend told her about a new talent search show on Fox called American Idol, and Clarksonbecame one of 10,000 contestants.
'American Idol' WinnerAfter grueling rounds of televised eliminations, and critical evaluations by judges Paula Abdul,Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson, Kelly Clarkson prevailed against Justin Guarini to becomethe first winner of the hit contest on September 4, 2002.
Her official prize was a million-dollarRCA record contract; the unofficial prize a considerable amount of fame and notoriety.
The following month, her first single, "A Moment Like This," went from No.
52 to No.
1 on the Billboard charts.
In 2003, she made her feature film debut in the forgettableFrom Justin to Kelly.
Fortunately, her first album fared much better than her movie.
Thankfulwas a hit based in part because of the smash single, "Miss Independent.
"Clarkson went on to establish herself as a leading pop star with her second album, Breakaway(2004).
The album spawned several big hits, including "Since U Been Gone," "Breakaway,""Behind These Hazel Eyes" and "Walk Away.
" It also earned Clarkson two Grammy Awardsin 2005: one for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Since U Been Gone" and another for BestPop Vocal Album—an award she shared with producer Clive Davis and engineer/mixer SerbanGhenea.
Career DifficultiesAfter selling millions of records, Clarkson was under a lot of pressure to keep the hitscoming.
But she wanted to try something different.
Clarkson did not use the same team of songwritersas she had in the past and relied more strongly on songs that she co-wrote.
The result ledto a clash with Clive Davis over the album, My December (2007), after he suggested itneeded to be reworked.
Davis expressed concern that there were no singles on the album andothers indicated that its overall tone was too negative.
But Clarkson refused to changewhat she considered to be a very personal recording.
Around this time, Clarkson experienced more career difficulties.
She fired her managementand canceled a planned concert tour for the summer of 2007.
My December was released inlate June of that year and initially had strong sales, but still the cloud from the Clarkson-Davisconflict hung over the project.
She later expressed regret about the dispute, sayingthat it had been blown way out of proportion.
Clarkson also said that Davis "has been akey advisor and.
An important force in my success.
He has also given me respectby releasing my new album when he was not obligated to do so.
" Record-Breaking SuccessIn 2009, Clarkson released her fourth album, All I Ever Wanted.
The first single off thealbum, "My Life Would Suck Without You," hit the airwaves in January 2009, shooting fromNo.
97 on the Billboard Hot 100 to No.
The jump broke the record of largest leapto the top spot.
This marked the second time Clarkson broke this record; in 2002, her AmericanIdol single "A Moment Like This" catapulted from No.
52 to No.
The album also madeit to No.
1 in the United States, selling 255,000 copies in its first week, with Clarksoncontinuing to co-write songs.
Clarkson's fifth studio album came in 2011—Stronger,which reached No.
2 and featured the singles "Mr.
Know It All" and "Stronger (What Doesn'tKill You)," with the latter becoming the singer's third No.
1 pop track.
A greatest hits compilationfollowed in 2012, while 2013 saw Clarkson releasing a holiday album, Wrapped in Red.
Then in 2015, Clarkson dropped her seventh full-length studio release, Piece by Piece,featuring the single "Heartbeat Song.
" New EndeavorsIn collaboration with HarperCollins, Clark is set to release her first children's book,River Rose and the Magical Lullaby, in October 2016.
Personal Life In December 2012, Clarkson announced via Twitterher engagement to Brandon Blackstock, her boyfriend of one year, writing on her personalTwitter page: "I'M ENGAGED!!!!! I wanted y'all to know!! Happiest night of my life last night!I am so lucky and am with the greatest man ever.
" Blackstock is the son of Clarkson'smanager, Narvel Blackstock, and stepson of singer Reba McEntire.
Clarkson also celebratedher engagement with a performance of her song "Catch My Breath" on VH1 Divas—her thirdperformance on the show to date.
Clarkson and Blackstock tied the knot thefollowing October.
The couple wed at Blackberry Farms in Tennessee on October 20th.
Exactlyone month later, on November 20, 2013, Clarkson used her Twitter account yet again to releasebreaking news about her personal life.
She announced that she was expecting her firstchild with husband Blackstock.
"I'm pregnant!!! Brandon and I are so excited! Best early Christmaspresent ever :)," she wrote.
Clarkson and Blackstock welcomed their daughterRiver Rose on June 12, 2014.
The couple's second child was born on April 12, 2016.
Clarksonannounced the arrival of son, Remington Alexander Blackstock, on Twitter.