Kelly Clarkson

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Kelly Clarkson
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Birth name Kelly Brianne Clarkson
Born April 24, 1982 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Years Active 2002-present

Kelly Clarkson is a singer, best known for appearing on American Idol. She competed on the show's first season, eventually winning the title for that season.


Idol Song List


Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
American Idol Contestant 2002 1
The Kelly Clarkson Show Host 2019–present

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
American Dreams Brenda Lee 2x01 - And Promises to Keep September 28, 2003
American Dreams Brenda Lee 3x09 - Tidings of Comfort and Joy November 21, 2004
Saturday Night Live Herself/Musical Guest 30x12 - Jason Bateman/Kelly Clarkson February 12, 2005
Reba Kelly 6x08 - As We Forgive Those... January 14, 2007
Saturday Night Live Herself/Musical Guest 34x18 - Tracy Morgan/Kelly Clarkson March 14, 2009
Saturday Night Live Herself/Musical Guest 37x11 - Charles Barkley/Kelly Clarkson January 7, 2012


Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Blake Shelton's Not-So-Family Christmas Herself December 3, 2012
Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale Herself December 11, 2013

Talk Show Appearances

Musical Performances

Series Song Title(s) Episode Airdate
American Idol Episode 238 May 21, 2003
American Idol Episode 342 May 26, 2004
American Idol Kelly, Ruben & Fantasia: Home for Christmas November 24, 2004
American Idol Episode 633 April 25, 2007
American Idol Episode 641 May 22, 2007
American Idol Episode 820 March 11, 2009

Album History

Album Name Release Date
Thankful 2003
Breakaway 2004
My December 2007
All I Ever Wanted 2009
Stronger 2011
Wrapped in Red 2013
Piece by Piece 2015

Awards and Accolades

Grammy Awards

(2 Wins in 6 Nominations)

  • Won: Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (2006)
Since U Been Gone
  • Won: Best Pop Vocal Album (2006)


  • Is of Greek, Welsh, English and Irish descent
  • Daughter-in-law of Reba McEntire
  • Her mother, Jeanne Ann is a 1st grade English teacher and her father, Stephen is a former engineer
  • Has an older brother named Jason and an older sister named Alyssa; has two younger half-brothers from her dad's second marriage
  • Her parents divorced when she was 6 years old
  • Was raised Southern Baptist
  • Graduated from Burleson High School in 2000
  • Was offered scholarships to the University of Austin, University of North Texas and Berklee College of Music, but ended up declining them to pursue a music career
  • Married to Brandon Blackstock since 2013; they have two children: daughter River Rose (born in 2014) and son Remy (born in 2016); has two stepchildren from Brandon's previous relationship