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Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Brianne (born April 24, 1982), known professionally as Kelly Clarkson, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, author, and television personality. She rose to fame after winning the first season of American Idol in 2002, which earned her a record deal with RCA. Her debut single, "A Moment Like This", topped the US Billboard Hot 100, and became the country's best selling single of 2002. It was included on her debut studio album, Thankful (2003), which debuted atop the Billboard 200. Trying to reinvent her image, Clarkson parted ways with Idol management and shifted to pop rock for her second studio album, Breakaway (2004). Supported by four US top-ten singles – the title track, "Since U Been Gone", "Behind These Hazel Eyes", and "Because of You" – Breakaway sold over 12 million copies worldwide and won two Grammy Awards. Clarkson took further creative control for her third studio album, My December (2007), co-writing all of its tracks and becoming its executive producer. However, her label was dissatisfied with the album's darker rock music and promoted it reluctantly. Clarkson's fourth and fifth studio albums, All I Ever Wanted (2009) and Stronger (2011), returned to a lighter tone and pop rock sound, with the former becoming her second US number-one album and the latter making her the first artist to win the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album twice. Both albums spawned a Hot 100 number-one single: "My Life Would Suck Without You", which holds the record for the biggest jump to number one in the chart's history, and "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)", which became her best-selling single worldwide. Clarkson then became the first American female artist to release the best-selling Christmas album of the year with Wrapped in Red (2013). Her seventh studio album, Piece by Piece (2015), debuted at number-one in the US, while its title track reached the top ten. After leaving RCA and signing with Atlantic in 2016, Clarkson released her soul-influenced eighth album, Meaning of Life (2017), which was promoted by her highest-grossing tour to date. She went on to release her ninth studio album and second Christmas album, When Christmas Comes Around... (2021). Clarkson has sold over 25 million albums and 45 million singles worldwide. She has 11 top-ten singles in the US, and nine top-ten singles in the UK, Canada, and Australia. She became the first artist in history to top each of Billboard's pop, adult contemporary, adult pop, country, and dance charts. Clarkson also served as a coach on The Voice from its fourteenth season to the twenty-first season, and since 2019, has hosted her own talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show. Among her numerous accolades, Clarkson has received three MTV Video Music Awards, four American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, and three Daytime Emmy Awards. Billboard has hailed Clarkson as "one of pop music's greatest singers", and honored her with the Powerhouse Award, while VH1 ranked her nineteenth on their list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music. Description above from the Wikipedia article Kelly Clarkson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Apr 24, 1982 In Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
91
First Appeared:
In the series Today 1952-01-14
Latest Project:
Movie American Idol: The Search For A Superstar 2025
Known For
Filmography
Movie American Idol: The Search For A Superstar Contestant / Winner 2025
Movie 91st Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center Self 2023-11-29
Movie Sign the Show Self 2023-01-20
Movie Christmas at the Opry Self 2023-12-07
Movie 2023 Back That Year Up with Kevin Hart & Kenan Thompson Self 2023-12-26
Series American Song Contest Self - Host 2022-03-21
Movie The 56th Annual CMA Awards Self - Performer 2022-11-09
Series Barmageddon Self - Contestant 2022-12-05
Series LuLaRich Self (archival footage) 2021-09-09
Series Hart to Heart Self 2021-08-05
Series That's My Jam Self - Guest 2021-11-29
Movie Kelly Clarkson Presents: When Christmas Comes Around Self 2021-12-01
Movie Silent Night: A Song for the World Self 2021-12-19
Movie Celebrity Escape Room Self 2020-05-21
Movie Trolls World Tour Delta Dawn (voice) 2020-03-11
Movie One Night Only: The Best of Broadway Self 2020-12-11
Movie Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul Self 2019-01-13
Movie UglyDolls Moxy (voice) 2019-05-01
Series The Kelly Clarkson Show Self - Host 2019-09-09
Series The Morning Show Kelly Clarkson 2019-11-01
Series The Rookie Kelly Clarkson 2018-10-16
Movie A Legendary Christmas with John & Chrissy Self 2018-11-28
Movie NBC’s New Year’s Eve Self - Performance 2018-12-09
Movie Pentatonix: A Not So Silent Night Herself 2018-12-10
Movie The Star Leah (voice) 2017-11-15
Movie 95th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Self - Performer 2017-11-30
Movie DreamWorks Home: For the Holidays Herself 2017-12-01
Movie The 19th Annual A Home For The Holidays Unknown 2017-12-19
Movie The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration Unknown 2016-11-24
Movie Disney Parks Presents: A Descendants Magical Holiday Celebration Unknown 2016-11-25
Movie Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration Herself 2016-12-25
Movie A Pentatonix Christmas Special Self 2016-12-14
Series Celebrity Family Feud Self 2015-06-21
Movie Josh Groban: Stages Live herself 2015-11-28
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Self 2014-02-17
Series Late Night with Seth Meyers Self 2014-02-25
Series Radio Disney Music Awards Self 2013-04-27
Movie Jason Aldean: Night Train to Georgia Self 2013-01-01
Movie Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale Self 2013-12-11
Series Duets Unknown 2012-05-24
Series Trisha's Southern Kitchen Unknown 2012-04-14
Movie Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas Self 2012-12-03
Series The Voice Self - Coach 2011-04-26
Series Who Do You Think You Are? Self 2010-03-05
Series Willkommen bei Mario Barth herself 2009-03-06
Movie Kelly Clarkson: London Live Herself 2009-06-06
Series Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Self - Guest 2009-07-16
Movie Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson: CMT Crossroads Self 2007-03-01
Series The Graham Norton Show Self 2007-02-22
Series Phineas and Ferb Kelly Clarkson (voice) 2007-08-17
Series Top Chef Herself - Guest Judge 2006-03-08
Series America's Got Talent Self - Guest Judge 2006-06-21
Series Damage Control Unknown 2005-03-06
Movie Kelly Clarkson: Behind Hazel Eyes Unknown 2005-03-29
Series Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Self 2005-08-03
Movie American Idol: The Best of Seasons 1-4 Contestant, Winner 2005-11-22
Series The Reichen Show Self - Guest 2005-11-11
Series Top of the Pops Reloaded Self 2005-09-17
Series On Air with Ryan Seacrest Self - Performer 2004-01-01
Movie On the Set: The Princess Diaries 2 – Royal Engagement Self 2004-08-05
Series The Tony Danza Show Self - Guest 2004-09-13
Series Miley's New Year's Eve Party Self - Musical Guest 2004-12-31
Movie From Justin to Kelly Kelly 2003-06-20
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series Australian Idol Self 2003-07-27
Series VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown Unknown 2003-01-04
Series World Idol Unknown 2003-12-25
Series TV total Wok-WM herself 2003-11-06
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Self 2003-09-08
Series CMT Crossroads Self 2002-01-13
Series American Idol Self 2002-06-11
Series American Dreams Unknown 2002-09-29
Movie Issues 101 Crystal 2002-08-11
Series Reba Unknown 2001-10-05
Series The Early Show Self 1999-11-01
Series Rove Self 1999-09-22
Series CD:UK Unknown 1998-08-29
Series King of the Hill Kelly Clarkson / Dawn (voice) 1997-01-12
Series The View Self 1997-08-11
Series The Daily Show Self 1996-07-22
Series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Girl 1996-09-27
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Self - Guest 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Billboard Music Awards Self - Host & Performer 1989-05-01
Series MTV Video Music Awards Self 1984-09-14
Series Wetten, dass..? Self 1981-02-14
Series Entertainment Tonight Self 1981-09-15
Series Saturday Night Live Self - Musical Guest 1975-10-11
Series American Music Awards Self - Musical Guest 1974-02-19
Series The Grammy Awards Self 1959-11-29
Series Today Self 1952-01-14