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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 2029 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 >

- 2041 days ago
Anna Paquin: Since U Been Gone

Anna Paquin:
Since U Been Gone

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 >

- 2060 days ago
Billy Ray Cyrus: American Idol?!

Billy Ray Cyrus:
American Idol?!

Here's 47-year-old Miley-maker Billy Ray Cyrus (left) in Beverly Hills on Monday -- and "American Idol" champ Kelly Clarkson (right).One of them is rockin' ... highlights.We're just sayin'. READ MORE >

- 2085 days ago
Kelly Carlson is No Miss Independent

Kelly Carlson
Is No Miss Independent

Sure, their names may be similar, but "Nip/Tuck" star Kelly Carlson and Kelly Clarkson look nothing alike -- and somehow our photog still managed to mix 'em up. READ MORE >

- 2249 days ago
Kelly Clarkson Is No Ed McMahon

Kelly Clarkson
Is No Ed McMahon

At least one former "American Idol" isn't worried about the housing crisis -- Kelly Clarkson just bought herself a new crib, y'all!The OG "Idol" purchased this really nice -- but modest for a… READ MORE >

- 2261 days ago
Kelly Clarkson's Wobbly Breakaway

Kelly Clarkson's
Wobbly Breakaway

Not sure what's in the water at Koi, but Kelly Clarkson was was happy and stumbly gal when she left. // Also in L.A.: Slash showed off his handicapped placard in his car, Joel Madden went to Mr.… READ MORE >

- 2301 days ago
'American Idol's' Kelly Clueless

'American Idol's' Kelly
Clueless

"American Idol" may have made her a huge star -- but Kelly Clarkson barely seems to realize it's still on TV! // Miss Independent was at the Burbank airport Saturday night, where paps asked her… READ MORE >

- 2382 days ago
Lily Allen Denied by America

Lily Allen
Denied by America

In an effort to crack down on foreign workers taking jobs from good, hard-working Americans, U.S. authorities have stripped Brit pop star Lily Allen of her work visa and put her upcoming American… READ MORE >

- 2584 days ago

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