Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author and television personality. She rose to fame in 2002, after winning the first season of American Idol, which earned her a record deal with RCA Records. Clarkson's debut single, "A Moment Like This", topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and became the country's best-selling single of 2002. It was followed by the release of her debut studio album, Thankful (2003), which debuted atop the US Billboard 200. Trying to reinvent her image, Clarkson parted ways with Idol management and shifted to pop rock music for her second album, Breakaway (2004). After numerous top 40 radio number-one singles, such as "Since U Been Gone" and "Because of You", the album sold over 12 million copies worldwide and earned Clarkson two Grammy Awards.
|Full name at birth||
Kelly Brianne Clarkson
|Claim to fame||
First winner of American Idol
|Date of birth||
24 April 1982
|Place of birth||
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Singer-Songwritier, Record Producer, Actress, Author, TV Personality
5' 4" (163 cm)
145 lbs (65.8 kg)
Burleson High School, Burleson, Texas, USA (2000)
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