Kelly Clarkson is an American singer and songwriter. Kelly Clarkson received more fame after becoming the winner of the ‘American Idol’ title in the first season of the show. Besides her music career, she has been seen in various films and TV shows as well. Kelly even wrote the children’s book ‘River Rose and the Magical Lullaby’. Moreover, she has been involved with various charitable organizations.
Table of Biography
Kelly Clarkson’s date of birth is April 24, 1982, and her birthplace is Fort Worth, Texas, US. Her real name is Kelly Brianne Clarkson. She is an American by nationality. Moreover, her age is 38 years and has a Taurus as her birth sign. The name of her parents is the father, Stephen Michael Clarkson, and her mother, Jeanne Taylor. In addition, her mother was an English teacher and her father was an engineer. Her father divorced her mother when she was just 6 years old. She even has an older brother, Jason, and an older sister name, Alyssa.
In addition, she also has two stepbrothers from her father’s second marriage. Kelly did not grow up with her siblings as her brother went to live with her father, and her sister was raised by an aunt. They later became closer after they grew up. During her seventh grade, studying at ‘Pauline Hughes Middle School’, she was inspired to hitch the choir by an educator who heard her singing within the hallway. She later joined Burleson High School and there she also presented her talent in several musicals and took part in a talent show.
Career and Professional Life
After completing her graduation in 2000, Kelly Clarkson was assailed to pursue her musical dreams. Subsequently, she recorded a demo with the cash she saved by doing a variety of strange jobs. She was very optimistic about making it huge in the music industry that she refused two recording contracts from ‘Jive Records’ and ‘Interscope Records’ at that time. She migrated to L.A. to look for the chances in 2001. Then, she terminated working as an extra in television series, such as ‘Sabrina, the Teenage Witch’ and ‘Dharma & Greg’. She eventually needs to work as a vocalist with songwriter Gerry Goffin and recorded five demo tracks.
She suffered a major disappointment when most US recording studios rejected her, stating that her voice sounded ‘too black’. Finally, after a fireplace catastrophe, she returned to Texas heartbroken and began working as a telemarketer and waitress. Kelly Clarkson studied regarding the upcoming talent search show, ‘American Idol: The Search for a Superstar’, from her friends, who inspired her to audition for it in May 2020. Additionally, she obtained a ‘golden ticket’, a pass to the Hollywood rounds, and also won the first season of the show on September 4, 2002. Her successful term in the show got her a million-dollar record deal with ‘RCA Records’.
She began her music career on September 17, 2002, with the double-A-side singles ‘Before Your Love’ and ‘A Moment Like This’. It became the best-selling single of 2002 and both singles reached a record 52 positions to top the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ chart. On June 22, 2007, she released her third studio album ‘My December’ during which she once more experimented with darker themes and a heavier rock sound. However, it caused a dispute together with her producer and music mogul, Clive Davis, who wanted her to record songs with more universal appeal. When the album got good analysis, its sales numbers suffered for lack of promotion.
More about her career
Clarkson, who began co-writing her songs from her third album, kept on to do the same in her next album ‘All I Ever Wanted’. It was out on March 10, 2009. For this album, she denounced the darker themes and collaborated with a variety of famous artists. It also helped it debut at number one on the ‘Billboard 200’. On April 15, 2003, her album ‘Thankful’ was out. The album received positive reviews from critics. The album reached at the top on the ‘US Billboard 200’. Also, its lead single ‘Miss Independent’, was a top ten hit in the US. She received critical approval for her live performance of ‘My Country, ‘Tis of Thee’ at the second inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in January 2013.
Her next album ‘Wrapped in Red’ was a Christmas record out on October 25, 2013, and contained five original songs that she co-wrote. Her seventh studio album ‘Piece by Piece’ tells one story of heartbreak through its songs. It became her third album to reach the top on the ‘Billboard 200’ chart on February 27, 2015. Her songs ‘Love So Soft’ and ‘Move You’ came out in 2017. In the animated movie ‘The star’, which is predicated on the birth of Jesus, she lent her voice alongside Oprah Winfrey, Steven Yeun, and Tyler Perry. She also was present as a teacher within the show ‘The Voice’. Kelly released the song ‘Broken and Beautiful’ which is that the lead single from the ‘Uglydolls: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’ on March 27, 2019.
Awards and Nomination
With her debut single, Kelly Clarkson broke The Beatles’ 38-year-old record of the most important leap to the top on the ‘Billboard Hot 100′ chart. She later broke Britney Spears’ record for the biggest jump to number one in a single week after her single ‘My Life Would Suck Without You’ve reached the top of the chart from 97th position. Likewise, she has been nominated for the ‘Grammy Award’ 13 times so far, winning it three times for her albums, ‘Breakaway’ and ‘Stronger’. She has also received four ‘American Music Awards’, three ‘MTV Video Music Awards’, and 6 ‘Teen Choice Awards’.
Kelly Clarkson’s net worth is approximately $45 million. Over the past few years, Kelly took up considering also and her latest gig was her NBC show, The Kelly Clarkson Show. Kelly Clarkson’s famous songs include Since U Been Gone, A Moment Like This, Stronger, Piece by Piece, and etc. On the other side, according to a news portal, Brandon Blackstock’s net worth is approximately $5 million. However, Blackstock also inherits his family’s fortune, as they have been in the music managing business for a very long time.
The singer got married to Brandon Blackstock, the son of her manager Narvel Blackstock, on October 20, 2013, at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee. The couple welcomed a daughter named River in June 2014 and a son named Remington in April 2016. The Voice judge Kelly Clarkson and her husband Brandon Blackstock have recorded for divorce in L.A. The couple is separating after seven years of marriage. The news was confirmed by a famous media portal on June 11, 2020. It is being speculated, that it had been Kelly who filed for the divorce in the first week of June.
Brandon Blackstock s a 43-years-old, music manager and amateur pilot from Texas, USA. For the first time, the couple met in 2006 and reconciled in 2012. It was the time when he had split from his first wife. Throughout this time Blackstock’s father Narvel Blackstock has a profession as Kelly Clarkson’s business manager. In order to make things more interweave, Brandon’s stepmother Reba McEntire was Kelly’s advisor. Then, in 2914, the couple tied a knot one year later at the Blackberry farm, a luxury resort in Tennessee.
Although the explanations for the couple’s divorce remains unknown for now, Kelly has informed an entertainment portal that they had amicably decided to part ways. Moreover, so far there have been no details of cheating being the cause for their divorce. Allegedly, the Since You Been Gone singer has asked to terminate any possibility of her paying divorce settlement to Brandon Blackstock. The couple has made their mind to handle the separation of their property later, just like the date of their separation. According to the announcement on some media platforms, Kelly Clarkson has also questioned that both parties will pay for their own advocate in the divorce.
Body Measurement and Social Media
The pop singer is 5 feet 3 inches tall. Kelly Clarkson is a famous singer with an attractive body shape. Kelly must be a classic example of the so-called Pear shape. She wears a bra size of 36 A and weighs around 165 pounds or 74 kg. Moreover, her body measurements are 36-28-38 inches. The artist wears a shoe size of 8 (US) and a dress size of 8 (US). Additionally, she has brown eyes with blonde hair.
Talking about social media, the pop singer is very active there. She uses Instagram, Twitter, and even has her own YouTube channel. On her YouTube channel, there are 3.14 million subscribers. On Instagram, she has 5 million followers. Likewise, on Twitter, she has 12.2 million followers. She often posts pictures and videos of her work and sometimes shares her family pictures. She seems to love her work a lot.