The American Idol star started small but with big dreams. As she is entering the last year of her 30s, we made a recap about her life and we want to share with you the most important moments of her career. Read more below!
1- Her audition on American Idol
Kelly Clarkson was just 20 years old when she competed with more than 10,000 applicants for the much-desired ticket to Hollywood. The young Texan immediately caught the attention of Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Paula Abdul. The singer's talent couldn't go unnoticed!
2- Winning day
We might believe that the longest four minutes of the singer's life were before Ryan Seacrest revealed the result of the winner of the American Idol contest. The Texan was holding hands with Justin Guarini when the host announced the beginning of the new life of the young Kelly Clarkson, who made history becoming the first American Idol winner in history. We invite you to watch the video where even Simon Cowell cried with emotion!
3- Grammy Awards record
The singer broke a record by being the first person to win the "Best Pop Vocal Album" category twice! The first was in 2006 with "Breakaway" and the second in 2013 with “Stronger”.
4- Her divorce from Brandon Blackstock
In June 2020, the “Breakaway” singer announced the end of her seven-year marriage to Brandon Blackstock. The trial began in October and the winner of the first edition of American Idol obtained custody of her two children and a $500,000 alimony.
5- "The Kelly Clarkson Show" vs. Ellen Degeneres
According to Nielsen, Ellen DeGeneres' show has come downhill. In the last six months, lost 1.5 million viewers which translates to 43% audience. "The Kelly Clarkson Show" took advantage by maintaining a daily 1.3 million viewers. A source close to the Texan revealed:
“Kelly has so much to celebrate and couldn’t be prouder. When everybody went into quarantine, and most shows shut down, The Kelly Clarkson Show continued production.”
The Kelly Clarkson revolution is just beginning
Kelly Clarkson is admired for her talent and humility. The new TV program has become one of America's favorites and we can't wait to discover the new projects that the singer is preparing for us. Do you think Kelly's show manages to top the ratings?