Multi-talented Kelly Clarkson is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and author who became famous after winning the opening season of the television series American Idol, which earned her a record deal with several albums on RCA Records.
A three-time Grammy winner, she has also won twelve Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, and two Academy of Country Music Awards. In 2012, she was included in the Top 100 of the 100 Greatest Women in Music.
Her ancestry is Greek (from a maternal great-grandfather), Welsh, English, Irish, German and Scottish. Her interest in music goes back a long way when she started elementary school at the age of 8 during a visit to an African-American church in Fort Worth. Clarkson’s songs always climbed to number one on the Billboard charts and eventually became bestsellers.
She lived with her mother in Burleson and attended Burleson High School, where she performed in various musicals and graduated in 2000. She sang in her high school talent show, where one of her listeners told her that God had given her a gift and that she was destined to sing. She has been singing ever since. Before joining American Idol, she worked in a movie theater, promoting Red Bull energy drinks, and worked as a telemarketer and cocktail waitress at a comedy club in Burleson.
Kelly Clarkson’s Family
Kelly, the youngest of three children, was born on April 24, 1982, as Kelly Brianne Clarkson in Fort Worth, Texas. She was raised by her mother, Jeanne Ann after her parents divorced when she was 6 years old. Her mother was an English teacher in the first grade. Her siblings are Jason and Alyssa, with whom she could not grow up because her brother moved in with her father after her parents divorced and her sister lived with an aunt. However, they met shortly before her audition for American Idol during her brother’s wedding in Alaska.
She also has two younger half-brothers from her father’s second marriage. Her mother also later remarried with Jimmy Taylor.
Stephen Michael Clarkson is the name of Kelly’s father, he was an engineer. The case of Kelly and her estranged father is a clear example of the impact a broken home can have on a child. She has fought her way to fame and is loved by the world, but she still doesn’t seem to have overcome this one separation.
The singer had a grumpy relationship with her father who, as she said in her song, turned his back on her. She wrote two songs that were based on their unsalvageable relationship: Because of You and Piece by Piece.
She never realized the impact of the event until she became pregnant with her first child and eventually became a parent, and her husband’s unconditional love for her daughter triggered her desire for her father in her childhood.
Although she confessed in an interview with Glamour in 2015 that she had not yet understood the reason for her father’s departure, she does not hold any grudge against him for his decision. She went on to say that she did not know what her father had gone through as a child, but he had given her the desire to be more present in her family and she had become stronger.
American Idol, World Idol
Kelly Clarkson has auditioned for the opening season of American Idol for the first time: The Search for a Superstar” after her friends had insisted that she had what it takes. She auditioned and won the competition on September 4, 2002, after receiving 58% of the votes. It was this feat that got her started in her music career.
On 25 December 2003, she took part in World Idol in London, along with the first winners of the various Idol television series around the world, who finished second with 97 points.
Music and Acting Career
Their debut album Thankful was released on April 15, 2003, and was well received by the critics. She released six more albums under the RCA record label, including Breakaway, released November 30, 2004, My December, released June 22, 2007, All I Ever Wanted, March 10, 2009, Stronger on October 21, 2011, her first Christmas record Wrapped In Red was released October 25, 2013, and in February 2015 she released “Piece by Piece” in collaboration with Kurstin, Jesse Shakti, Sia, John Legend and Shane McAnally.
Kelly signed a long-term worldwide contract with Atlantic Records on June 24, 2016, and released her eighth album Meaning of Life on October 27, 2017.
She appeared as an extra on many television series such as Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Dharma & Greg. As part of her contractual obligations, Kelly Clarkson made her film debut with Guarini with the release of the musical romantic comedy From Justin to Kelly in June 2003. Between 2003 and 2004, she also portrayed Brenda Lee in two episodes of the television drama American Dreams.
She will participate as a coach in the NBC reality TV singing competition on February 26, 2018, when the 14th season of The Voice debuts on February 26, 2018.
To demonstrate how multi-faceted she is as an artist, Kelly Clarkson signed a book deal with HarperCollins in February 2016 and released River Rose and Magical Lullaby on October 4. The book includes an original lullaby written by Kelly Clarkson.
Her second book, River Rose and the Magical Christmas, which shows the character of River Rose, was published on October 27, 2017.
Is Kelly Clarkson Married? Husband, Kids
After thinking for many years that she was asexual and waiting for the one guy who would hit on her, she finally met him. Kelly is married to Brandon Blackstock, whom she first met at a rehearsal for the 2006 Academy of Country Music Awards, where she performed as a duet with Rascal Flatts, the group’s tour manager at the time. She said they didn’t even speak to each other when they first met, but for her, it was love at first sight.
They would later meet at the 2012 Super Bowl after the divorce from his former wife Melissa Ashworth, where Kelly played the national anthem. The duo began their relationship in February 2012 and was married in October 2013 on Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee.
Brandon Blackstock, born December 16, 1976, is the son of Navel Blackstock, Kelly’s manager and stepson of Reba McEntire. He is a pilot, CEO of Starstruck Management Company and talent manager, and his client list includes everyone from Rascal Flatts to Blake Shelton.
Blackstock had a son and daughter, Seth, and Savannah from a previous relationship. However, they had their first child, River Rose on June 12, 2014, and a son, Remington Alexander on April 12, 2016.
Kelly Clarkson’s Weight
When you are in the spotlight, everything about yourself becomes a topic of discussion. The singer’s case is no different, as her weight gain was a controversial topic among her fans and critics. With a height of 1.61 m and a bodyweight of 79 kg (174 lbs), people will be more concerned about your aesthetics than your health, but she would prefer that they turn their concerns inside out.
Instead of many thinking that her weight gain is due to unresolved problems, she says she is happy to be fat. From this, we can draw our conclusion and say that she is happy the way she is, and also healthy.