Kelly Clarkson

posted: 06/26/13
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Kelly Clarkson was named "American Idol" in 2002, the first "Idol" of the popular TV series. Since then she has made her mark on the world, both with music and movies; Kelly is at the top of her career and personal life.

Born: April 24, 1982

Place of Birth: Fort Worth, Texas


2002 - Voted winner of "American Idol," Season 1. "American Idol" was the most-watched show in America at the time.

2003 - Starred in From Justin to Kelly, released hit "Miss Independent", performed "The Trouble With Love Is" for the movie Love Actually.

2004 - Appeared on the soundtrack for the movies Ella Enchanted and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement; released second album, Breakaway.

2005 - The album Breakaway featuring the hit songs "Since U Been Gone," "Breakaway," "Behind These Hazel Eyes" and "Walk Away" earned Clarkson two Grammy Awards.

2006 - Clarkson became the most played artist in the United States; she performed at the 2006 BRIT Awards at the 48th Grammy Awards.

2007 - Clarkson released her third album My December. That same year she fired her management and canceled a planned summer concert tour .

2009 - Clarkson released a fourth album, All I Ever Wanted; the first single off the album was "My Life Would Suck Without You."

2010 - With All I Ever Wanted proving to be a success Clarkson went on tour.

2012 - In December of 2012 Clarkson announced her engagement to Brandon Blackstock on Twitter, saying "I'M ENGAGED!!!!! I wanted y'all to know!! Happiest night of my life last night! I am so lucky and am with the greatest man ever."

2013 - Performed at the 2013 Inauguration Ceremony of President Barack Obama.

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