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Who is Kelly Clarkson?
A: Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer-songwriter, and television personality.
She rose to fame in 2002 after winning what?
A: The inaugural season of the television series 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 what?
A: The country's best-selling single of 2002.
Trying to reinvent her image, Clarkson decided to part ways with Idol management and shifted to what?
A: Pop rock music for her second album, Breakaway (2004).
She took further creative control for her third album, My December (2007), by becoming what?
A: The executive producer and co-writing the entire album.
However, her label was dissatisfied with what?
A: Her darker rock music and reluctantly promoted the album.
Clarkson returned to the top of the charts with what more mainstream-oriented fourth album?
A: All I Ever Wanted (2009).
Its lead single, "My Life Would Suck Without You", holds the record for what?
A: The biggest jump to number one on the Hot 100 chart.
Her fifth studio album, Stronger (2011), made Clarkson the first artist to win what?
A: The Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album twice.
It spawned what third Hot 100 number-one single?
A: "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)".
She became the first American female artist to achieve the best-selling
holiday album of the year with what?
A: Wrapped in Red (2013).
Following the release of her third number-one album Piece by Piece (2015), Clarkson concluded her contract with RCA Records and signed with whom?
A: With Atlantic Records in 2016.
Her soul-influenced eighth album, Meaning of Life (2017), hit number two on the Billboard 200 and garnered her a what?
A: A record fifth Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album.
Clarkson has sold over 25 million albums and how many singles worldwide?
A: 45 million.
She also scored a total of how many number ones on the Billboard charts?
A: Over 100.
Her accolades include three Grammy Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, four American Music Awards, and how many Academy of
Country Music Awards?
Billboard hailed Clarkson as what?
A: "One of pop music's greatest singers" and honored her with the Powerhouse Award for her vocals.
Known as a versatile singer, Clarkson became the first artist in history to top what?
A: Each of Billboard's pop, adult contemporary, adult pop, country and
She was ranked where on VH1's list of 100 Greatest
Women in Music?
Clarkson has also ventured into film, television, and writing what?
A: Children's books.
She currently serves as a coach on what television competition series?
A: The Voice and will host her self-titled variety talk show in 2019.
Where was Kelly Clarkson born?
A: In Fort Worth, Texas.
Who were her parents?
A: Jeanne Ann, a first grade English teacher, and Stephen Michael Clarkson, a former engineer.
She is the youngest of how many children?
A: Three, with a brother named Jason and a sister named Alyssa.
Clarkson also has two younger what?
A: Half brothers from her father's second marriage.
Her parents divorced when she was how old?
A: Six, whereupon her brother went to live with their
father, her sister went to live with an aunt, and the singer stayed with her mother.
Clarkson's mother later remarried, to whom?
A: Jimmy Taylor.
What is her ancestry?
A: Her ancestry is Greek, Welsh, English, Irish, German, and Scottish.
Her mother is a descendant of whom?
A: Republican state senator Isaiah Rose, whose life story was discussed on Clarkson's episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, in 2013.
Clarkson was raised in what religion?
A: Southern Baptist.
Where was Clarkson educated?
A: At Pauline Hughes Middle School.
In the seventh grade, the school's choir teacher, Cynthia Glenn, overheard what?
A: Kelly singing in a hallway.
What did Cynthia ask her to do?
A: To audition for the school choir.
Clarkson continued singing and soon started what?
A: Classical training, hoping that music would be her ticket to a college scholarship.
Upon graduating from high school, Clarkson was offered full scholarships to what universities?
A: University of Texas at Austin, University of North Texas, and Berklee College of Music, but later declined them, explaining: "I've already written so much music and wanted to try a career on my own" adding, "you're never too old to go to college."
After graduation, Clarkson worked several jobs to do what?
A: To finance a demo, recording material and trying to market it to record labels, but received little response.
Clarkson turned down two recording contracts from Jive Records and Interscope Records, stating what?
A: "They would have completely pigeonholed me as a bubblegum act.
In 2001 where did she travel to?
A: To Los Angeles, trying to pursue a career in music.
She appeared as an extra in a few television series such as what?
A: Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Dharma & Greg and briefly worked with musician Gerry Goffin to record five demo tracks in trying to secure a record deal.
According to Clarkson, her early attempts to launch her music career floundered when she was what?
A: Turned down by almost every US record label for sounding 'too black'.
Lack of other career opportunities and a fire incident in her apartment forced Clarkson to do what?
A: To return to Burleson, where she worked at a movie theater, promoted Red Bull energy drinks, and worked as a telemarketer and as a cocktail waitress in a comedy club.
Upon returning to Burleson, Clarkson was encouraged by her friends to audition for what?
A: The inaugural season of the reality television series
American Idol: The Search for a Superstar in May 2002.
Despite receiving a "golden ticket," a pass to the Hollywood rounds, in the series premiere, Clarkson made her first appearance when?
A: During the second episode.
Clarkson went on to win the competition on September 4, 2002, at the Kodak Theatre (now Dolby), earning what percentage of the votes against runner-up Justin Guarini?
Immediately after winning American Idol, Clarkson was signed to a record deal with whom?
A: RCA Records.
When was her debut double-A-side single, "Before Your Love"/"A Moment Like This", released?
A: On September 17, 2002
Both songs were performed by Clarkson during what?
A: The season finale of American Idol.
After debuting at number 60 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the single climbed to what the following week, and subsequently ascended to number one?
A: number 52.
It broke a 38-year-old record set by whom?
A: The British band The Beatles for the biggest leap to number one.
It eventually went on to become what?
A: The best-selling single of 2002 in the United States.
When was Clarkson's debut album, Thankful, released?
A: On April 15, 2003.
Thankful was a commercial success, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and went on to sell how many copies worldwide?
A: Over 4.5 million.
It was later certified what by the RIAA?
A: Double platinum.
Its lead single, "Miss Independent", became her first what?
A: International hit.
It earned Clarkson her first Grammy Award nomination for what?
A: "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance" at the 46th Grammy Awards.