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Kelly Clarkson


Kelly Clarkson is an American singer and songwriter. Kelly Clarkson received more fame after becoming the winner of the ‘American Idol’ title in the first season of the show. Besides her music career, she has been seen in various films and TV shows as well. She even wrote the children’s book ‘River Rose and the Magical Lullaby’. Moreover, she has been involved with various charitable organizations.

Early Life

Kelly Clarkson’s date of birth is April 24, 1982, and her birthplace is Fort Worth, Texas, US. Her real name is Kelly Brianne Clarkson. She is an American by nationality. Moreover, her age is 41 years, and has a Taurus as her birth sign.

The names of her parents are her father, Stephen Michael Clarkson, and her mother, Jeanne Taylor. In addition, her mother was an English teacher and her father was an engineer. Her father divorced her mother when she was just 6 years old.

She even has an older brother, Jason, and an older sister named, Alyssa. In addition, she also has two stepbrothers from her father’s second marriage.

She did not grow up with her siblings as her brother went to live with her father, and her sister was raised by an aunt. They later became closer after they grew up.

During her seventh grade, studying at ‘Pauline Hughes Middle School’, she was inspired to join the choir by an educator who heard her singing in the hallway.

She later joined Burleson High School and there she also presented her talent in several musicals and took part in a talent show.

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Caption: Kelly Clarkson with her mom (Source: Instagram)

Kelly Clarkson – Awards

With her debut single, she broke The Beatles’ 38-year-old record of the most important leap to the top on the ‘Billboard Hot 100′ chart.

She later broke Britney Spears’ record for the biggest jump to number one in a single week after her single ‘My Life Would Suck Without You reached the top of the chart from 97th position.

Likewise, she has been nominated for the ‘Grammy Award 13 times so far, winning it three times for her albums, ‘Breakaway’ and ‘Stronger’. She has also received four ‘American Music Awards’, three ‘MTV Video Music Awards’, and 6 ‘Teen Choice Awards’.

Kelly Clarkson – Net Worth 2024

Kelly Clarkson’s net worth is approximately $45 million. Over the past few years, she took up considering and her latest gig was her NBC show, The Kelly Clarkson Show. Her famous songs include Since U Been Gone, A Moment Like This, Stronger, Piece by Piece, etc.

On the other side, according to a news portal, Brandon Blackstock’s net worth is approximately $5 million. However, Blackstock also inherits his family’s fortune, as they have been in the music managing business for a very long time.

Career and Professional Life

After completing her graduation in 2000, Kelly Clarkson was assailed to pursue her musical dreams. Subsequently, she recorded a demo with the cash she saved by doing a variety of strange jobs.

She was so optimistic about making it huge in the music industry that she refused two recording contracts from ‘Jive Records’ and ‘Interscope Records’ at that time. She migrated to L.A. to look for the chances in 2001.

Then, she terminated working as an extra in television series, such as ‘Sabrina, the Teenage Witch’ and ‘Dharma & Greg’. She eventually needed to work as a vocalist with songwriter Gerry Goffin and recorded five demo tracks.

She suffered a major disappointment when most US recording studios rejected her, stating that her voice sounded ‘too black’. Finally, after a fireplace catastrophe, she returned to Texas heartbroken and began working as a telemarketer and waitress.

She studied the upcoming talent search show, ‘American Idol: The Search for a Superstar’, from her friends, who inspired her to audition for it in May 2020.

Additionally, she obtained a ‘golden ticket’, a pass to the Hollywood rounds, and also won the first season of the show on September 4, 2002. Her successful term in the show got her a million-dollar record deal with ‘RCA Records’.

She began her music career on September 17, 2002, with the double-A-side singles ‘Before Your Love’ and ‘A Moment Like This‘. It became the best-selling single of 2002 and both singles reached a record 52 positions to top the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ chart.

On June 22, 2007, she released her third studio album ‘My December’ during which she once more experimented with darker themes and a heavier rock sound.

However, it caused a dispute together with her producer and music mogul, Clive Davis, who wanted her to record songs with more universal appeal. When the album got a good analysis, its sales numbers suffered for a lack of promotion.

More about her career

Clarkson, who began co-writing her songs from her third album, kept on to do the same in her next album ‘All I Ever Wanted’. It was out on March 10, 2009. For this album, she denounced the darker themes and collaborated with a variety of famous artists.

It also helped it debut at number one on the ‘Billboard 200’. On April 15, 2003, her album ‘Thankful’ was out. The album received positive reviews from critics. The album reached the top of the ‘US Billboard 200’.

Also, its lead single ‘Miss Independent’, was a top ten hit in the US. She received critical approval for her live performance of ‘My Country, ‘Tis of Thee’ at the second inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in January 2013.

Her next album ‘Wrapped in Red’ was a Christmas record out on October 25, 2013, and contained five original songs that she co-wrote. Her seventh studio album ‘Piece by Piece’ tells one story of heartbreak through its songs.

It became her third album to reach the top of the ‘Billboard 200’ chart on February 27, 2015. Her songs ‘Love So Soft’ and ‘Move You’ came out in 2017.

In the animated movie ‘The Star’, which is predicated on the birth of Jesus, she lent her voice alongside Oprah Winfrey, Steven Yeun, and Tyler Perry. She also was present as a teacher in the show ‘The Voice’.

She released the song ‘Broken and Beautiful’ which is the lead single from the ‘Uglydolls: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’ on March 27, 2019.

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Caption: Kelly Clarkson with her team on The Voice (Source: Instagram)

Relationship Status

Kelly Clarkson got married to Brandon Blackstock, the son of her manager Narvel Blackstock, on October 20, 2013, at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee. The couple welcomed a daughter named River in June 2014 and a son named Remington in April 2016.

The Voice judge Kelly Clarkson and her husband Brandon Blackstock have recorded for divorce in L.A. The couple is separating after seven years of marriage. The news was confirmed by a famous media portal on June 11, 2020.

It is being speculated, that it had been she who filed for the divorce in the first week of June.

Brandon Blackstock is a 43-year-old, music manager and amateur pilot from Texas, USA. For the first time, the couple met in 2006 and reconciled in 2012. It was the time when he had split from his first wife.

Throughout this time Blackstock’s father Narvel Blackstock has a profession as her business manager. To make things more interweave, Brandon’s stepmother Reba McEntire was her advisor.

Then, in 2914,  the couple tied the knot one year later at the Blackberry farm, a luxury resort in Tennessee.

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Caption: Kelly Clarkson with her kids (Source: Instagram)


Although the explanations for the couple’s divorce remain unknown for now, Kelly has informed an entertainment portal that they had amicably decided to part ways. Moreover, so far there have been no details of cheating being the cause of their divorce.

Allegedly, the Since You Been Gone singer has asked to terminate any possibility of her paying a divorce settlement to Brandon Blackstock. The couple has made up their mind to handle the separation of their property later, just like the date of their separation.

According to the announcement on some media platforms, she has also questioned whether both parties will pay for their advocate in the divorce.

Social Media

Talking about social media, the pop singer is very active there. She uses Instagram, and Twitter, and even has her own YouTube channel. On her YouTube channel, there are 3.14 million subscribers. On Instagram, she has 5 million followers.

Likewise, on Twitter, she has 12.2 million followers. She often posts pictures and videos of her work and sometimes shares her family pictures. She seems to love her work a lot.

Body Measurements

The pop singer is 5 feet 3 inches tall. Kelly Clarkson is a famous singer with an attractive body shape. She must be a classic example of the so-called Pear shape. She wears a bra size of 36 A and weighs around 165 pounds or 74 kg.

Moreover, her body measurements are 36-28-38 inches. The artist wears a shoe size of 8 (US) and a dress size of 8 (US). Additionally, she has brown eyes with blonde hair.