Kelly Clarkson, one of the greatest American vocalists and songwriters, has captivated music lovers worldwide. Kelly Clarkson is remembered by millions for her successful music career. This singing personality intrigues many people from different backgrounds. So let us have a comprehensive look at the life, career, and net worth of Kelly Clarkson.
Who is Kelly Clarkson?
Kelly Brianne Clarkson was born on April 24, 1982, in Fort Worth, Texas, US. she is popular by her stage name Kelly Clarkson or by her other name Kelly Blackstock.
She is born to Jeanne Ann and Stephen Michael Clarkson as the youngest of three children. Her siblings are Jason and Alyssa. Kelly Clarkson has been married to Brandon Blackstock and she is the mother of two children. Later in 2021, the couple called it quits.
Kelly Clarkson Early Life
The finest singer Kelly Brianne Clarkson was born to Jeanne Ann and Stephen Michael Clarkson on April 24, 1982. She is now in her forties and by this age, her career is so lofty that her name is soaring in the sky.
Her mother was a first-grade English teacher and whereas her father was a former engineer. When Kelly Clarkson was only six, her parents got separated and her brother Jason accompanied his father her sister Alyssa decided to go to her aunt’s place and Kelly was the one who remained with her mother.
|Full Name||Kelly Brianne Clarkson|
|Date Of Birth||April 24, 1982|
|Place of Birth||Fort Worth, Texas, U.S|
|Education||Burleson High School|
|Net Worth||$50 million|
A happy family was shattered into different places even though they loved and cared for each other. Later her father re-married and Kelly has two half-brothers in that marriage. Also, her mother re-married Jimmy Taylor and Kelly Clarkson is of English, Irish, Welsh, and Greek ancestry.
The singer was staunchly raised as a Southern Baptist and she once stated how deep her connection was with god. She always grew up in church and god was the only entity that she could rely on she slowly became an ardent believer as her family was way too conservative.
Kelly Clarkson attended Pauline Hughes Middle School. It was in 2000 that she got graduated from Burleson High School. She got several scholarships to study higher, but denied all of that and embarked on a journey to try her own music and talents. It was Kelly Clarkson’s school’s choir teacher who found her singing ability and advised her to join the school’s choir team.
Kelly Clarkson Net Worth
The resounding singer and songwriter have a good fortune estimated at $50 million. It is nothing to wonder that she has accumulated such a lofty wealth because her career statistics clearly depict how steep she is standing in the entertainment industry.
As per sources, Kelly Clarkson acquires $30 million from her music career and every year she gets $2 million from the royalties. And her recently started modeling career also adds to her wealth.
kelly Clarkson Songs
- Because Of You
- Since U Been Gone
- Underneath the Tree
- Catch My Breath
- Behind These Hazel Eyes
- Piece by Piece
- My Life Would Suck Without You
- Already Gone
- Santa, Can’t You Hear Me
- Heartbeat Song
- Just Sing
- Happier Than Ever
- A Moment Like This
- When Christmas Comes Around
Kelly Clarkson Career
After denying the scholarships to the University of Texas, the University of North Texas, and Berklee College of Music, she had to do between jobs to find a source of income to finance a demo, record material, and try to market it to record labels.
But she worked hard to make it happen, but, she only received a few responses, so in her initial stage, she decided to turn down the recording contracts from Jive Records and Interscope records.
Kelly Clarkson was way too optimistic and firmly believed that something extraordinary would along in her life. With that indomitable hope in 2001, Kelly Clarkson traveled to Los Angeles to pursue her dream and passion.
As per Kelly Clarkson, her early efforts to have a good start in the music industry were bitter and sour as she was turned down by almost every US record label for sounding “too black”.
Life was cruel to her and she had to face even a fire accident and was forced to move to Burleson, where she worked as a cocktail waitress in a comedy club. But one fine day her life took an unexpected diversion when she auditioned for American Idol: The Search for a Superstar in 2022.
It was in the second episode that Kelly Clarkson made her debut appearance and fighting several odds she won the title. So her triumph in American Idol gave her the opportunity to have a deal with RCA Records, 19 Recordings, and S Records.
It was on September 17, 2022, that her debut double A-side single named Before Your Love / A Moment Like This was released. This particular song peaked at number sixty on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and in the following week, the single peaked at 52 and thereby broke the record set by the British band Beatles for the biggest leap to number one.
After her first single became the best-selling single of 2002, she released her debut album titled Thankful in April 2005. She garnered a tremendous amount of positive remarks and thus skyrocketed her career.
Irrefutbaky her album Thankful was a massive commercial success and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and almost sold 4.5 million copies worldwide. Her stardom even expanded when her first international hit Miss Independent peaked at the top ten in five national charts.
She also expanded her wings into acting and released a musical romantic comedy film named From Justin to Kelly in June 2003, thereby garnering fame and recognition to the fullest.
Kelly Clarkson Personal Life
Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an amazing philanthropist and often took part in several programs for the welfare of the needy, the poor ones who are struggling with poverty.
When it comes to her personal life, Kelly Clarkson dated Brandon Blackstock, who was the son of her former manager Narvel Blackstock. Both of the tied the knot on October 20, 2013. Even though they got married her husband served as her manager and they both share a daughter named River Rose and a son named Remington Remy Alexander.
Back in 2020, Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce and as usual, they stated the reason for their separation as irreconcilable differences.
Kelly Clarkson Awards and Nominations
- Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal album
- MTV Video and Music award for Best Pop singer
- American Music Award for Favorite female
- Radio Disney Music Icon award
- Grammy award for Best female pop vocal
- People’s choice award for Favorite female
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