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Kelly Clarkson's 5 biggest life achievements

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!

  • The Texan dreamer won the first edition of ABC's American Idol in 2002.
  • Kelly Clarkson's TV show beat Ellen DeGeneres with the highest ratings in March 2021!
  • Fun fact: she always dreamed of becoming a marine biologist.

1- Her audition on American Idol

This is how Kelly Clarkson looked at 20 age! Source: (Getty)

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

Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini in the grand finale of the American Idol's first edition. Source: (Getty)

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

Kelly Clarkson at the 2006 and 2013 Grammys ceremony. Source: (Getty)

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

Kelly Clarkson could replace Ellen DeGeneres on television. Source: (Getty)

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?

Sindy Macero

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