Kelly Clarkson Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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The diva, Kelly Clarkson has the honor of holding the very first American Idol superstar. She was also notified as one of the successful singers. With her powerful vocal and down-to-earth humor, Kelly artistically made a great sensation in 2002. Her most significant musical success came in 2003, thanks to her debut ‘Thankful’ that spawned a remarkable hit.
In 2004, Kelly appreciated a dubious musical invite by earning a Grammy award for Best Pop Vocal Album. Her record sale worldwide exceeds $50 million. Mind you; she worked as a waitress in Texas Comedy Club, and when she was about to give up, her success knocked on the door.
Early And Childhood Life
On 24th April 1982, Kelly Clarkson was born in Fort Worth, Texas. She spent her childhood days in Burleson, an external town of Fort Worth. She was raised by her mother, Jeanne, and stepfather who worked as a contractor. Clarkson loved to sing for her friends and family. Once she stepped into high school, she joined a choir and managed to win musical awards. Her music teacher, Burleson encouraged her to move on with her career even after school.
In 2000, Clarkson graduated from Burleson High School. Clarkson had already started to write her songs. She was more than determined to learn more about her musical career. But this didn’t happen until she went to work as a clerk at a pharmacy and waitress. In 2002, Kelly moved to Los Angeles with her friend. That is when she met with a legendary singer; Gerry Goffin. After a short period of searching for fruitful results, Clarkson opted to go back to Texas.
Kelly Clarkson is a type of slow-paced personality. She just doesn’t do something just because she is into it. Clarkson once rejected a contract that was offered to her by Jive and the Interscope Records. The main reason behind this was because she believed the team wasn’t ready to support her the way she wants. This is where she was encouraged by her friends to audition for American Idol.
At the end of it all, Kelly won and was given a chance to work with the RCS records. She released her debut album ‘A Moment Like This’ and Before Your Love.' Both became the number hit songs on the Billboard Hot 100.Within the first few weeks, she had sold over 20,000 copies which were an impressive figure for a starter.
Kelly Clarkson didn’t show the signs of slowing down after her American Idol crown. She continued with her dreams and released ‘Miss Independent’ and ‘Beautiful Disaster’ album. In 2004, she announced her second debut album called ‘Breakaway.' It turned out to be even better than her first album. This latest disc depicts that Clarkson isn’t just a television celebrity but a talented singer. She has lots of things to offer to her fans.
Despite the central cornerstone of her fame, Kelly Clarkson has also been awarded for her remarkable performance. From 2011 to 2013, Kelly has received top seven awards. This includes; The Grammy Award, The GMT Award, People’s Choice Award, Women’s World Award and much more.
Kelly Clarkson comes with a noble heart. Probably it’s because of her Taurus sign. She has supported more than ten foundations. Just to name but a few; Kids Wish Network, Lopez Family Foundation, Love Our Children USA, March of Dimes and much more. She has also participated in saving various causes such as Abuse, Environment, Education, Sexual/Rape Abuse, Senior Citizen Support and much more.
Kelly Clarkson’s own life began when he dated her talent manager Brandon Blackstock in February 2002. Though Brandon was married, he divorced and got engaged to Kelly. On October 20, 2013, they got married. She agreed to live with Brandon’s son and daughter. Later on, they became parents of two children; a boy and a girl.