Artist verifiedKelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson is an award-winning singer-songwriter and actress with a powerful voice and a bright personality.

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Kelly Clarkson

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Biography of Kelly Clarkson Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and television personality born on April 24, 1982 in Fort Worth, Texas. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the first season of the television series American Idol. <br><br>Clarkson has since become one of the most successful artists in history, with total worldwide sales of over 25 million albums and 36 million singles. Her debut single “A Moment like This” became the best-selling single of 2002 in the U.S., while her debut album Thankful (2003) debuted atop the Billboard 200. <br><br>Clarkson’s success continued with the release of her multi-platinum album Breakaway (2004), which sold over 12 million copies worldwide and earned her two Grammy Awards. Her subsequent albums—My December (2007), All I Ever Wanted (2009), and Stronger (2011)—were also successful commercial releases. <br><br>Collaborations & Featurings Clarkson has collaborated with many different artists throughout her career, including Reba McEntire, Justin Guarini, John Legend, and Toni Braxton. She has also released several duets with other artists, including “Because of You” with Reba McEntire, “Don’t Waste Your Time” with John Legend, and “Walk Away” with Toni Braxton. <br><br>Acting Career & Other Ventures In addition to her music career, Clarkson has also had success as an actress and television personality. She has appeared in several films such as From Justin to Kelly (2003) and UglyDolls (2019). She was also a judge on the reality singing competition The Voice (2018–2020). In 2020 she released her own talk show called The Kelly Clarkson Show. <br><br>Clarkson has also been involved in several philanthropic activities, including the All In Challenge to raise money for coronavirus relief efforts.