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Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter and occasional actress. Born in Fort Worth and raised in Burleson, Texas, Clarkson came into prominence after becoming the winner of the inaugural season of the television series American Idol in 2002 and later becoming the runner-up in the television special World Idol in 2003. Clarkson was immediately signed to RCA Records by talent manager Simon Fuller and music mogul Clive Davis after winning American Idol, and released a double A-side single "Before Your Love"/"A Moment Like This" in 2002. Upon its release, the single topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart by breaking the record for the biggest jump to number 1 in the chart's history and eventually became the best-selling single of 2002 in the United States. In 2003, Clarkson released her Thankful, which contained elements of a pop and contemporary R&B sound, became a commercial success. Its single, "Miss Independent", became her first international hit. In 2004, Clarkson parted ways with Fuller and became managed by Jeff Kwatinetz and developed a more rock-oriented sound with the release of her second album, Breakaway. The album became a critical and

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Kelly Clarkson -- Stuffed Mushrooms ... Key To Singing LIVE

Kelly Clarkson
Stuffed Mushrooms ... Key To Singing LIVE

Wanna know the secret to Kelly Clarkson's sensational LIVE performance of "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" at the Presidential Inauguration? Two words ... STUFFED MUSHROOMS.That's right, the night… READ MORE >

Kelly Clarkson -- Sorry Beyonce, I Sang LIVE at Inauguration

Kelly Clarkson
Sorry Beyonce, I Sang LIVE at Inauguration

Kelly Clarkson doesn't compare to Beyonce -- because Kelly actually sang her song LIVE yesterday at the Presidential Inauguration ... TMZ has learned ... unlike Beyonce, who lip-synced to a… READ MORE >

- 549 days ago
Kelly Clarkson & The Fray -- Throw Down $$$ to Help Injured Stagehand

Kelly Clarkson & The Fray
Throw Down $$$ to Help Injured Stagehand

See, celebrities DO care ... especially Kelly Clarkson and The Fray -- who went into their own pockets to help cover medical bills for a stagehand who suffered a stroke while working on their… READ MORE >

- 717 days ago
Kelly Clarkson -- Since U Been ... Jessie J?

Kelly Clarkson
Since U Been ... Jessie J?

Here's OG "American Idol" Kelly Clarkson filming her latest video in L.A. this weekend (left) -- and fledgling British pop star Jessie J in concert recently (right).It's amazing what winning a… READ MORE >

- 816 days ago
Madonna vs. Kelly Clarkson: Who'd You Rather?

Madonna vs. Kelly Clarkson
Who'd You Rather?

Queen of Pop Madonna is performing during the halftime show at the Super Bowl, while original "American Idol" Kelly Clarkson is singing the national anthem.Question is ...More Who'd you… READ MORE >

- 901 days ago
Xtina vs. Kelly Clarkson -- The Bandage Dress Battle

Xtina vs. Kelly
The Bandage Dress Battle Who'd You Rather?

Wearing a form fitting white bandage dress, Christina Aguilera showed off her stunning talents at the AMAs last week, while Kelly Clarkson belted out her hits in a copper colored version on "The… READ MORE >

- 970 days ago
Kelly Clarkson -- Best Buy Fixed My Orphan Problem

Kelly Clarkson
Best Buy Fixed My Orphan Problem

Kelly Clarkson waged war on Best Buy this week -- after one store refused to sell her iPods for her orphan charity drive -- but, fortunately, this story has a happy ending. Kelly wrote a diatribe… READ MORE >

- 1226 days ago
Kelly Clarkson Takes Pee Break During Concert

Kelly Clarkson
Takes Pee Break During Concert

Some people can hold it. Kelly Clarkson is not one of those people. Kelly was performing in Germany on Friday night when she mysteriously disappeared from the stage during a song. The band covered… READ MORE >

- 1601 days ago
Former 'Idol' Nikki McKibbin: 'Memba Her?!

Former 'Idol'
Nikki McKibbin 'Memba Her?!

Back in 2002, Nikki McKibbin came in third place behind Justin Guarini and Kelly Clarkson on the first season of "American Idol." Guess what she looks like now!  READ MORE >

- 1891 days ago
Kelly Clarkson Belts One Out

Kelly Clarkson
Belts One Out

Proving she's still an American idol, Kelly Clarkson took the stage at KIIS FM's Wango Tango concert this weekend.After her last album didn't do as well as expected, the 27-year-old has made a big… READ MORE >

- 1901 days ago

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