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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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Two people responsible for putting "American Idol" on the map are definitely returning for the final shows, and we don't mean Kelly Clarkson and Simon Cowell. Yes, they'll be there too ... but… READ MORE >

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Trashes Dr. Luke He's a Bad Guy

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Kelly Clarkson -- Brings 'Idol' Judges and Herself to Tears (VIDEO)

Kelly Clarkson
Brings 'Idol' Judges to Tears

Kelly Clarkson full-on broke down -- not once but several times -- during her incredibly emotional return to the "American Idol" stage ... an appearance that brought the judges to tears. Kelly… READ MORE >

- 90 days ago
Kelly Clarkson -- Disneyland Trek Before Baby Drop (PHOTOS)

Kelly Clarkson
Disneyland Trek Before Baby Drop

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- 90 days ago
Kelly Clarkson -- I Must Confess ... I'm Knocked Up! (TMZ TV)

Kelly Clarkson
I Must Confess ... I'm Knocked Up! [TMZ TV]

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- 279 days ago
Kelly Clarkson -- Yes, That's a Bun in My Oven

Kelly Clarkson
Yes, That's a ... Bun in My Oven

Kelly Clarkson just made a tearful announcement in the middle of her L.A. concert -- she's knocked up again! Clarkson broke the news to the crowd at her Staples Center show Wednesday night ... and… READ MORE >

- 280 days ago
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 >

- 1219 days ago
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 >

- 1219 days ago
Kelly Clarkson & The Fray -- Throw Down $$$ to Help Injured Stagehand

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

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- 1387 days ago
Kelly Clarkson -- Since U Been ... Jessie J?

Kelly Clarkson
Since U Been ... Jessie J?

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- 1486 days ago

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