Kelly Clarkson, in full Kelly Brianne Clarkson, (conceived April 24, 1982, Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.), American artist and musician who developed as a pop-demigod subsequent to winning the popular TV ability challenge American Idol in 2002.
Clarkson experienced childhood in Burleson, Texas, a suburb of Fort Worth, where her vocal ability was first perceived by her school’s ensemble educator when she was a seventh grader. After completing secondary school, Clarkson moved to Los Angeles, where she ineffectively attempted to break into the big time. In 2002, subsequent to coming back to Texas, she turned into a challenger on the principal period of the Fox Broadcasting Company’s American Idol, a singing challenge that enabled watchers to vote in favor of their preferred entertainer. Watchers were stricken with Clarkson’s capturing voice, appeal, and diversion. Her prize for winning the challenge was $1 million and a chronicle contract with RCA.
Only two weeks after her American Idol win, Clarkson discharged her first single, “A Moment like This,” which rapidly turned into a hit. Grateful, her introduction collection of pop tunes, followed in 2003. Her second full-length collection, Breakaway (2004), which moved past Clarkson’s underlying pop stable into a stone vein, sold in excess of 11 million duplicates worldwide and included the hit singles “As a result of You,” “Behind These Hazel Eyes,” and “Since U Been Gone.” Breakaway won a Grammy Award for best pop vocal collection, and “Since U Been Gone” was regarded with the honor for best female pop vocal execution. Clarkson’s third collection, My December (2007), denoted another period in her profession; significantly more shake situated than her past discharges, it was additionally more confession booth, with each track cowritten by its entertainer.
Clarkson adjusted her stone and pop propensities on All I Ever Wanted (2009) and Stronger (2011), the last of which earned her another Grammy Award for best pop vocal collection. Effectively delivered singles, for example, “My Life Would Suck Without You” and “More grounded (What Doesn’t Kill You)” broadened her series of hits. Moreover, with the popular ditty “Don’t You Wanna Stay” (2010), a two part harmony with Jason Aldean, she sought after an enthusiasm for down home music that was recently made evident on a 2007 adaptation of “As a result of You” that she recorded with Reba McEntire. After the occasion collection Wrapped in Red (2013), Clarkson made Piece by Piece (2015), which was noted for its numbers. She at that point wandered into soul and R&B with Meaning of Life (2017), her eighth studio collection and first discharged by Atlantic Records.
In 2018 Clarkson turned into a mentor on the broadcast singing challenge The Voice. The next year she loaned her voice to the energized satire UglyDolls.