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Kelly Clarkson Kellyville - Kelly Clarkson Biography
Kelly Clarkson Biography
Kelly Brianne Clarkson was brought into this world on April 24, 1982, by her
mother Jeanne and father Steve Clarkson. Her parents separated and divorced
when Kelly was 6. Her mom later went on to marrying Jimmy Taylor.
In junior high, Kelly was heard singing in the hallway by the choir director,
Cynthia Glenn. Mrs. Glenn encouraged Kelly to sing in the choir that coming
year,and Kelly did so.
By high school, Kelly kept singing and performed in small musicals, and productions.
She was a part of "Seven brides for seven brothers" and was the leading role
Graduating in 2000, Kelly had no desire to go to college. She wanted to pursue
a career in music. Keeping numerous jobs to pay bills, Kelly made a demo tape
and sent it to many places without hearing a word back. Getting frustrated
Kelly packed her bags and moved to L.A. with a friend in hopes to find her
big break.After experiencing the big city life, her car getting towed twice and
her apartment burning down, Kelly decided to come back home and figure out
what she is going to do with her life. Her best friend, Jessica, heard about
an American Idol audition in Dallas and filled out all the paper work for
After auditioning in Dallas, she made it and was soon going back to
She later found out she made it into the Top 30 and was going to be on
national television. After singing 'Respect'-Kelly made it into the Top 10.
Week after week, the television show grew and thousands of people tuned in
to watch their favorites perform. It was down to the last two contestants,
Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini. After a special two-hour finale and
of votes later, Kelly became crowned the First American Idol September 4,
2002 and receiving a million dollar contract.Just a month later, October 5th,
Kelly's single 'A Moment Like This' went from No. 52 to No. 1 on the Billboard
Charts setting a new record once by the Beatles in 1964.
Kelly's first solo single was a double sided track- 'A Moment Like This/Before
Your Love. After being crowned the winner of American Idol, Kelly and the other
Top 30 contestants performed in Las Vegas for an American Idol Special.
Later on the Top 10 contestants, including herself went on a city tour around the
U.S. Kelly and Justin Guarini, the runner up on American Idol started filming for
their movie musical, From Justin to Kelly. They filmed for 6 weeks, learning new
choreography, and their script one month before hand. While filming, Kelly was
also trying to get her first solo CD together. On April 15, 2003, Kelly's debut
album, Thankful was released.
Kelly's first single off her debut album was 'Miss Independent'. Her album
went Gold just after 3 weeks on the charts. On May 19, 2003 Kelly's album was
certified Platinum and presented to her by Clive Davis.June 20th her movie From
Justin to Kelly hit theatres and later released the DVD and Video on August 26th.
August 6th 2003, Kelly appeared on the Teen Choice Awards and performed her 2nd
single, 'Low' off her debut album. She also won her first award for the 2003 Teen
Choice Female Artist.Kelly has become a spokesperson for Candies.
Starting on August 6th through August 16th, Kelly's first solo mini-tour was at 8
venues mainly in the midwest in: Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana and New
She sang seven songs off her debut album, 'A Moment Like This', and a few
renditions from Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire,
Bonnie Rait, No Doubt and Aerosmith.After her solo mini-tour, Kelly headed over
seas to promote her album. She's been to the UK, Germany, Japan, and Australia.
She is known internationally around the globe.By Christmas of 2003 her and a few
past Idols are releasing an American Idol Christmas CD called 'The Great Holiday
Classics'. Kelly ventured onto a tour with Clay Aiken runner up from season 2 of
American Idol. They shared a bus on the tour and they became great friends.
Her second album, 'Breakaway' was released in November, 2004 and was shipped
Kelly opened up 2005 with the "Breakaway World Tour" going around to the United
States and also to Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, Germany, and Belgium.
She was the first artist to hold the number one spot on two different charts with
two different songs. These two charts were the AC and Top 40. In March of 2005,
her album "Breakaway" was certified Multi-Platinum. To continue Kelly's big year
of 2005, she had the most days at #1 with 33 days on MTV's TRL for "Behind These
Hazel Eyes". The first artist to ever have two songs in the top 3 on the Billboard
top 100 was also Miss Kelly Clarkson, with "Since U Been Gone" and "Behind These Hazel
Eyes". As for 2006, Kelly definitely did not hide in the shadows when it came to receiving
awards. She won not one, but two Grammy Awards, one for Best Pop Vocal Album and one
for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. As for the People's Choice Awards, she was
voted Favorite Female Performer, as well as numerous others from different awards.
Clarkson is also up for 2 awards from both the VMA's and the Teen Choice Awards, which
the categories consist of "Best Female Artist", "Viewers Choice", "Choice Music Female
Artist", and "Choice Music Single".
Kelly worked on her third studio album since early 2006, but she used in it some songs that were written before. The third album is called My December and it was released on June 26th 2007. It's first single, "Never Again" debuted at #8 on the Billboard's Hot 100. The video entered MTV's TRL countdown in the 10th place, and to no ones surprise Never Again reached the number one spot.
Clarkson performed at the "Live Earth" in the summer of 2007, to help inform the world of ways to help improve our environment.
In the fall of 2007, Clarkson toured the US for the sold out "My December Tour". She even had a song on Reba McEntire's duets CD "Because of You" which was a very sucessful single. In the beginning of 2008 they toured together for the "Two Worlds Two Voices tour". Then, Kelly did the My December leg of her tour for overseas.
Kelly was recording her fourth album throughout 2008.The first single off the album was ''My Life Would Suck Without you'' which was officially released on January 16th 2009. The song debuted at #97 on the Billboard Hot 100, and set the record for the furthest jump to #1 in history! It was the second time for Kelly to set that record [ A moment like this from #52 - #1 ]. My Life Would Suck Without You hit number 1 on the US Itunes Charts, number 2 in Australia,and number 3 in Canada after only being released 24 hours prior.
''All I Ever Wanted'' album was released on March 3rd 2009, and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 200. Second single off the album was ''I Do Not Hook Up'' which was released on April 14th 2009.! ''Already Gone'' is the third single of the album, officially released on August 11th 2009. [ in the US ]. Kelly is currently on ''All i ever wanted'' tour, which started on October 2nd 2009 in Uncasville and ends on December 13th 2009 in New Orleans. Her ''All i ever wanted world tour'' starts on February 5th 2010. in UK.
Kelly Clarkson Facts
Full Name: Kelly Brianne Clarkson
Nicknames: KellBell, Smelly Kelly, Kel, KC
Born: April 24, 1982 in Ft. Worth, Texas
Raised: Burleson, Texas (was in Los Angeles for a couple of years as child)
Heritage: Greek, Irish, Welsh
Natural Hair: Blonde
Height: 5'3 (1/2)
Siblings: 1 sister, 1 Brother, Many Step-Siblings
Allergies: Slightly Lactose Intolerant, Allergic to some makeups (skin irritation)
Kelly's Phobias: Fear of Odd numbers, Germaphobic, Acrophobic, Claustrophobic, and Fear of People in her Face
Original Family Name: Clarkston (was changed prior to her birth due to a serial killer in the town with the same last name)
Pets: On her land, she owns "Eddie's Rescue Ranch," in honor of her dog Eddie that ran away, where she places animals saved from animal shelters.
Previous Jobs: Barmaid, Vacuum Salesperson, Movie Theater Usher, Backup Singer, Counter Girl (Jamba Juice and Starbucks), Waitress, Product Spokesperson, helped with contracting work (building houses), Telemarketing, Concession stand operator at Ft. Worth Zoo
Has Performed with: Reba McEntire, Mandy Moore, Hilary Duff, Clay Aiken, Justin Guarini, Brooks and Dunn, Martina McBride, Nick Lachey, Jessica Simpson, Graham Colton, Jeff Beck, Fantasia Burrino, Ruben Studdard, Alexandre Pires, The Wreckers, Rascal Flatts, En Vogue, Tamyra Gray
Currently has NINE Tattoos: one on neck (Blessed Symbol), one behind left ear (Snowflake), one on ankle (Sunflower), one on abdoman (Texas), one on right wrist (Cross), one on left wrist (heart turned into kite), One by Right Index finger & Thumb (Clover), One by cross tattoo (Love Them More), One by right ear, (Moon)
Favorite Color: Cobalt Blue
Favorite Band: The Toadies
Favorite TV Show: FRIENDS, I Love Lucy, Golden Girls, Reba, True Blood, NCIS