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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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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 >

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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 >

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Kelly Clarkson -- Best Buy Fixed My Orphan Problem

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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 >

- 1872 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 >

- 2247 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 >

- 2536 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 >

- 2546 days ago
Kelly Clarkson -- Singing for Two?

Kelly Clarkson
Singing for Two?

After Kelly Clarkson performed on "American Idol" last night, our mailbox was flooded with peeps saying she looked pregnant.Either way, she rocked her performance. READ MORE >

- 2606 days ago
Kelly Clarkson Unbites the Hand that Feeds Her

Kelly Clarkson
Unbites the Hand that Feeds Her

Kelly Clarkson is officially crawling back to people that made her who she is ... by reselling out and hitting up an "Idol" event at, of all places, Disney World.In the greatest gathering of minds… READ MORE >

- 2634 days ago
Half-Off Kelly Clarkson Tix ... For a Price

Half-Off Kelly Clarkson Tix
... For a Price

Despite having the #1 song in the country, tickets to a Kelly Clarkson concert are being knocked down by 50% and all you have to do to get them is ... fly to the Bahamas and pay for four nights of… READ MORE >

- 2647 days ago
Anna Paquin: Since U Been Gone

Anna Paquin:
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Here's "True Blood" star Anna Paquin (left) at last night's Golden Globe awards -- and television contest winner Kelly Clarkson (right) in blonder days.Believe it or not, one of them won an Oscar… READ MORE >

- 2665 days ago

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