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Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly-Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson’s versatility and dynamic vocal range have made her into one of the most successful artists of her generation. She shot to fame in 2002, when she won the very first season of ‘American Idol.’ Her debut album, ‘Thankful,’ was an instant success, and Clarkson has gone on to a long and varied career that includes hits like ‘Miss Independent,’ ‘Since U Been Gone’ and ‘My Life Would Suck Without You.’ She has displayed an interest in country, recording ‘Because of You’ with Reba McEntire in 2007, ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay’ with Jason Aldean in 2010, and ‘Don’t Rush’ with Vince Gill in 2012. She also worked with Reba and Trisha Yearwood on ‘Silent Night’ in 2013. Clarkson became a member of the country music family — literally — on Oct. 20, 2013, when she married Reba’s stepson, Brandon Blackstock. In June of 2014 she gave birth to the couple’s first child, a daughter named River Rose.

  • Full Name: Kelly Brianne Clarkson
  • Top Country Songs: 'Because of You,' 'Don't You Wanna Stay'
  • Did You Know? After winning 'American Idol' in 2002, Clarkson placed second on 'World Idol' the following year.
  • Further Reading: What Is Kelly Clarkson's Best Country Song?
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Kelly Clarkson Slays a Cover of ‘N Sync’s ‘Bye Bye Bye’ in Concert [Watch]

Kelly Clarkson had Buffalo, NY partying like it was 2000 on July 21, when she flawlessly executed a cover of 'N Sync's "Bye Bye Bye."

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Kelly Clarkson Covers Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’ [Watch]

By now we think it's safe to say that Kelly Clarkson holds reign as the queen of covers.

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Check Out ‘Grandma Reba’ in Action With Kelly Clarkson’s Little River

Kelly Clarkson’s baby River Rose is one lucky gal to have the one and only Reba McEntire for a grandmother, and it looks like the redheaded country icon feels the same way.

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Kelly Clarkson Invites Stepson to the Stage for a Little ‘Uptown Funk’ [Watch]

Kelly Clarkson brought a very special guest onstage with her during her Hershey, Penn. show over the weekend, making for a unique addition to her set.

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Country Stars React: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

Friday's (June 26) historic decision in favor of same-sex marriage in America led to a predictable rush of reactions from those both for and against the Supreme Court's decision. Country music's biggest stars also weighed in, and not everyone feels the 5-4 decision making same-sex marriage possible in all 50 states is good for our country's future.

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Kelly Clarkson Thinking About Baby No. 2

Kelly Clarkson has already brought one of the cutest celebrity babies into the world, but the crossover artist says she’s thinking about a sibling for 11-month-old River Rose.

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Kelly Clarkson Karaokes With a Young Fan in Nashville [Watch]

Kelly Clarkson has always had a reputation as one of the nicest pop-country stars around, but after seeing this adorable video, there can be no doubt.

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Kelly Clarkson Supports Legalizing Marijuana

Kelly Clarkson isn't shy when it comes to voicing her opinions on social and political issues, and she recently came out in favor of legalizing marijuana.

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Meghan Linsey Duets With Kelly Clarkson on ‘Invincible’ on ‘The Voice’ Season Finale

Season 8 of The Voice came to a close on Tuesday night (May 19), and it went out with a bang. Stars across all genres of music came out to celebrate the ending of another season, including Kelly Clarkson. The Grammy winning artist joined Meghan Linsey on stage to perform Clarkson's new single, "Invincible."

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Kelly Clarkson Proves She’s ‘Invincible’ at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards

Kelly Clarkson provided a moment of empowerment during Sunday night’s 2015 Billboard Music Awards. Her song “Invincible” was not only a strong vocal showcase, it was a reminder of the singer’s character.

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