Who is Kelly Clarkson?
She is an American singer-songwriter actress, author, and television personality who becomes famous in the first season of “American Idol” in 2002 with the earning of a record deal with “RCA Records”. Her debut single “A Moment Like This”ranked on the top of the Billboard Hot 100 & also becomes the country’s best selling single of 2002. Her second studio album “Breakaway” which was released in 2004 has sold over twelve million copies worldwide and won two “Grammy Awards”.
He fifth studio album “All I Ever Wanted” was released in 2009 making her the first artist to win The Grammy Award for “Best Pop Vocal Album” for the second time. She becomes the “first American female artist” to release the best-selling Christmas albums in the United States with “Wrapped in Red” which was released in 2013.
She has sold over twenty-five million albums and forty-five million singles worldwide. She has eleven top-ten singles in the US & became the first artist in history to top each of Billboard’s Pop, Adult Contemporary, Adult Pop, Country country and dance charts. She has won three MTV Video Music Awards, four American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards & three Daytime Emmy Awards.
- Who is Kelly Clarkson?
- Quick Facts
- Early Life
|Real Name||Kelly Brianne Clarkson.|
|Birth Place||She was born in Fort Worth, the fifth-largest city in Texas.|
|Profession||singer-songwriter actress, author, and television Shows.|
|Monthly Income||$ 1.5 million + (Rs 11.14 Cr Approx).|
|Date of Birth||24th April 1982|
|Spouse||Brandon Blackstock (Divorce in legal processing).|
|Children||River & Remington|
|Age||39 years. (As of 2021).|
|Height||5 feet 3 inches /161 Cm.|
|Weight||79 Kg / 174.16 Lbs.|
|Body measurement||37-31-37 (inches).|
|Net Worth||$ 45 million (Rs 3,34.18 Cr).|
|Last Updated||July 2021|
She was born on 24th April 1982 in Fort Worth, the fifth-largest city of Texas and the twelfth largest city in the United States. Her father’s name is Stephen Michael Clarkson who is a former engineer by profession and her mother Jeanne Ann a first grade English teacher. She is the youngest of three with a brother named Jason & sister Alyssa.
She studied at Pauline Hughes Middle School. In seventh grade one of her school teacher named Cynthia Glenn come to Know about her singing talent and asked her to audition for the school choir. She becomes Graduate from Burleson High School in 2000. After her graduation, she got a full Scholarship for study at The University of Texas at Austin, The University of North Texas & Berklee College of Music but she refused them all to pursue her career in music.
Some of her friends motivated her to audition for the inaugural season of the reality television series American singing competition television series “American Idol: The search for a superstar” in 2002. She made her first appearance in the second season of the episode. In 2012 in an interview she told referred to the inaugural season as “ghetto”, explaining: on her season they have liked kids in camp.
The show was changing day by day. They completed one season of POP Idol in the UK. She won the Competition on 4th September 2002 at the live Performances auditorium in Hollywood named “Kodak Theatre”. She was won the competition by 58% votes against runner-up American singer and musician Justin Guarini. Immediately after winning the American Idol, she signed a record deal with RCA Records,19 Recordings & Syco Music through the talent manager Simon Fuller who created the American Idol.
Songs & TV Shows
Her debut album “Thankful” was released on 15th April 2003. The album was a commercial success with the sell over 4.5 million copies worldwide & ranked at the top of Billboard 200. It was also certified as double Platinum by the RIAA. The leading single of the album “Miss Independent” became her first international hit. It manages her first Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
In 2002 she along with American Idol judges including American singer-dancer Paula Julie Abdul, American singer record producer Randy Jackson & hosts American comedian-actor Brian Dunkleman & American Television presenter Ryan John. She performed the character of American singer Brenda Mae Tarpley for the two episodes of the American drama television series “American Dreams” in 2003-04.
She released her second studio album “Breakaway” which was released on 30th November 2004. It becomes her most commercially successful album which ranked number three on the Billboard 200. It becomes the world’s seventh-best-selling album of 2005 along with the sale of more than twelve million copies worldwide. The albums also earn for her two Awards at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and the Best Pop Vocal Album.
Her fourth album “All I Ever Wanted” in 2009 which was featuring American singer-songwriter Katy Perry along with numerous singers of that time. It also ranked on the top of the Billboard 200.
Her fifth studio album “Stronger” was released on 21st October 2011 by RCA Records. The album ranked number two on the Billboard 200 & also certified platinum by the “Recording Industry Association of America” (RIAA). The album received four award nominations at the 55th Annual Grammy Award. It won Best Pop Vocal Album, Record of the Year, Song of the Year & Best Pop Solo Performance. The album produced three singles “Mr Know It All”. Including becomes top ten in seven countries it reached number one in Australia and South Korea.
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” became the album’s most successful release and her most successful single to date. It also topped sixteen Billboard charts which also becomes her third number one on the Hot 100. The single becomes her best-selling single, with 4.9 million copies sold in the U.S. alone. It was nominated for three Grammy Awards Record of the Year, Song of the Year & Best Pop Solo Performance.
The next single of the album is “Dark Side”. It became her eleventh top-ten hit on the Adult Top 40 Airplay. She also crossed Sheryl Crow and Katy Perry as the female artist with the most top-ten songs on the chart.
For the promotional purpose of the album, she organised two concert tours, the “Stronger Tour” & the 2012 Summer Tour with the American rock band “The Fray”.
In 2013 she performed “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” at the second inauguration of Barack Obama. Her live performance has received huge support which is comparable with American singer-songwriter Beyoncé pre-recorded performance during the same event.
On 15th March 2016 American attorney and author, Michelle Obama released “This Is for My Girls”, featuring her including American singer & songwriter Janelle Robinson, American singer-songwriter Kelly Rowland, American actress-singer Lea Michele Sarfati, Zendaya &American rapper & singer Missy Elliott. On 11th May 2017, it was announced that she would join the American singing competition television series “The Voice” for the fourteenth season as a coach. In the next season of it, American country singer Chevel Shepherd has crowned the winner giving her the second consecutive victory and making her the first female coach to win multiple seasons.
On 25th February 2019, she again returned as a coach for the next season of “The Voice”. She also started hosting her self titled daytime talk show which was premiered on 9th September 2019. American country singer Jake Hoot becomes the winner in the next season giving her the third achievement as a winner as a coach in four seasons. On 7th October 2019, it was announced that she would return as coach for the next season of “The Voice” along with Legend, Shelton, and new coach American singer-songwriter Nick Jonas.
In May 2020 she was nominated for two The Daytime Emmy Awards for her self titled television show including Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment & Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host. In June 2020 it also announced that she would join as a coach for the nineteenth season of The Voice. In the same month, it also announced that she would receive a star on the “Hollywood Walk of Fame” of 2021. In June 2021 she won two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment & Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.
She is a classical singer who has the highest vocal range of all voice types called “soprano” with a range of E♭ to G. Along with this she can sing complex “Melisma” which is the singing of a single syllable of text while moving between many different notes in succession. In some other review Jon Caramanica of New york-based American daily newspaper “The New York Times” her voice is “too huge, too violent” for warmer and sweeter vocal stylings, stating “she’s on a par with American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift.
American record producer Dr Luke said that she has so powerful Lungs like American former professional road bicycle racing personality Lance Armstrong. She has been influenced by musicians across various genres including American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey & American singer-actress Whitney Houston.
In 2012 she started dating Brandon Blackstock son of her former manager Narvel Blackstock. They married on 20th October 2013 in a Luxury Resort called Blackberry Farm which is located in Walland in Blount County, Tennessee in the United States. They have a daughter who was born on 12th June 2014 named River & a son Remington born on 12th April 2016. As Per the information of Wikipedia they have filed for divorce in June 2020. On 30th November 2020, USA Today revealed that she won primary custody of both of their children.
Income & Salary
As an inaugural winner of American Idol, she has received a $ 1 million (Rs 7.42 Cr) contract with the RCA records. Including her career tour revenue goes up to $ 60.5 million (Rs 4,49.21 Cr). To date, her highest-grossing tour was Meaning of Life Tour, which sold over 275,000 tickets for $ 17.5 million (Rs 1,29.94 Cr. Her Addicted Tour in 2006 earns $ $1.385 million (Rs 10.28 Cr) which was organised in Nikon Theater at Jones Beach in Long Island, New York. Next, her Breakaway Tour was able to gross $9.7 million (Rs 72.02 Cr).
According to variety.com, she makes $ 14 Million (Rs 1,03.97 Cr) per season of The Voice. She was a full-time coach from season fourteen to twenty.
Apart from the TV shows and tours, she has many contracts and endorsements with the multinational company including Tresemme, Wayfair, Amazon, Apple, Toyota, Vitamin Water, American Greetings, Candie’s, NASCAR, Citizen, Ford, Proactiv and Norwegian Cruise Lines. Such an endless endorsement she earns many Millions per year.
Chevy Camaro SS of $68,995 (Rs 51.23 Lacs).
Lincoln Navigator of $ 98,000 (Rs 72.78 Lacs).
Toyota Tundra of $ 48,505 (Rs 36.02 Lacs).
Mercedes Viano of $ 97730 (Rs 72.57 Lacs).
Range Rover Vogue of $ 131,000 (Rs 97.29 Lacs).
Social Media Portfolio
Kelly Clarkson Instagram.
Kelly Clarkson age.
39 years. (As of 2021).
Kelly Clarkson father.
Stephen Michael Clarkson.
Kelly Clarkson YouTube Channel.
Kelly Clarkson Website.
Kelly Clarkson Kids.
River & Remington.