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KELLY CLARKSON: Constantly Breaking Down the Walls to the Impossible (Thread II)



Kelly Brianne Clarkson was born on April 24, 1982. She is an American singer-songwriter and occasional actress. Kelly made her debut under RCA Records after she won the first season of the television series American Idol in 2002.

Kelly has released four albums to date: her debut album Thankful (2003), her multi-platinum second album Breakaway (2004) - won two Grammy Awards, My December (2007), and her latest album All I Ever Wanted (2009). Her four albums have sold over 10.4 million copies in the United States and over 23 million worldwide.

Eleven of Kelly's singles became Top Twenty hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Her single, "My Life Would Suck Without You", advanced from No. 97 to No. 1 on the Hot 100 in its first week of release, breaking the record for the largest leap to the top position in chart history.


Kelly was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and grew up in the small town of Burleson. She is the third and youngest child of Jeanne Rose, a first grade teacher, and Stephen Michael Clarkson. She has an older brother, Jason and older sister, Alyssa. When Kelly was six years old, her parents divorced after seventeen years of marriage. The family settled in Burleson, where her mother married her second husband, Jimmy Taylor.

Kelly's family struggled financially, and after her parents divorced, music became her refuge. She attended Pauline G Hughes Middle School and Burleson High School. Kelly wanted to become a marine biologist but changed her mind after seeing the movie Jaws. In seventh grade, a teacher, Mrs. Cynthia Glenn, overheard her singing in a hallway and asked her to audition for the school choir; Kelly told the teacher that she had never received professional vocal training.

In high school, Clarkson performed in musicals such as Annie Get Your Gun, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Brigadoon. She sang at her high school talent show, after which an audience member shared some inspiring words with her: "God has given you this gift. You've got to sing. You're destined to sing." Kelly continued singing and soon started classical training, hoping that music would be her ticket to a college scholarship.

Upon graduation from high school, Kelly was offered full scholarships to The University of Texas at Austin, University of North Texas, and Berklee, but decided against college because she had "already written so much music and wanted to try it on her own," and she figured "you're never too old to go to college."


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    • Kelly's celebrity crushes are on Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe.
    • Kelly has nine tattoos: A cross, outline of Texas, snowflake, sunflower, heart, moon, four leaf clover, the saying "Love Them More", and a Japanese konji character meaning "blessed".
    • Kelly is a huge fan of the "Twilight" series.
    • Kelly's favorite beverage is water.
    • Kelly has admitted to a number of unusual habits which include peeing in the shower and checking her tissues after using them, to gauge how sick she is.
    • Kelly is of Greek, German and Irish descent.
    • Kelly Clarkson's name has been mentioned in two songs: The Jonas Brothers' remake of Busted's "Year 3000," and the bonus track of "Ohio (Come Back To Texas)" by Bowling For Soup.
    • One of Kelly's favorite snacks happens to be frozen grapes.
    • Kelly's favorite thing to eat on the road is a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich.
    • Kelly hates photoshoots. She doesn't like wearing all the fancy clothing. She'd rather just put on some jeans, a cute tank top and a hat and show up at the photoshoop looking like that.
    • Kelly was mentioned in the movie, The 40 Year Old Virgin. Her name was apparently used as a 'swear' word.
    • Kelly says she thinks it is strange that she has a lot of singing talent when no one in her family had any singing talent at all.
    • Kelly is in the process of writing her own Broadway musical.
    • Kelly was once chased by a moose while riding a bike.
    • Kelly loves Orange Flurries from Sonic!
    • Kelly's favorite actor on the TV show Friends is Matthew Perry.
    • Kelly sang at many of her high school talent shows. She sang covers of everything from Mariah Carey to Sheryl Crow to Aretha Franklin.
    • Kelly has ten dogs (among them are Simon, Marvin and Emma), ten horses, and one cat.
    • Kelly doesn't smoke and hates to be around people who are smoking.
    • Kelly Clarkson auditioned for Popstars on the WB.
    • Kelly's stepfather Jimmy Taylor is a building contractor.
    • Kelly once dressed up as a cow for a Halloween costume contest and won!
    • Kelly is "obsessed" with even numbers. Everything has to be even for her.
    • Kelly usually asks for water, cottage cheese, and cantaloupe when she's on tour.
    • Kelly Clarkson loves the football team, The Dallas Cowboys!
    • Kelly has a nephew named Noah and a niece named Isabella
    • Every year for Kelly's birthday she has a red velvet cake! And, Kelly's favorite desert is a red velvet cake!
    • Kelly likes to shop at Abercrombie & Fitch, Thrift Stores and random boutiques.
    • Kelly's Dad, Steve, is a car salesman.
    • Kelly carries the Bible with her everywhere she goes.
    • Kelly was Burleson High School's student body treasurer.
    • Kelly had a hard time spotting her mom in the audience during the "American Idol" finale, and when she finally made eye contact with her during her final song, she couldn't help but cry!
    • Kelly is a Music Junkie. She can sing along to any song that comes on the radio.
    • In addition to being a talented and accomplished vocalist, Kelly also writes screenplays! While auditioning for American Idol, she had a couple of scripts floating around Hollywood.
    • Kelly's all time favorite TV show is "Designing Women". Kelly mostly likes Dixie Carter on the show. Her mom would even call her 'Little Dixie' because of her temper.
    • Kelly is in the process of starting a charity toward education.
    • Kelly's most remembered catch phrases on American Idol are "Cool Beans", "Woohoo!", and "Ducka Ducka Ducka".
    • Kelly's pet peeve is when people dress their animals in clothing.
    • Kelly and her friends say "Ducka Ducka Ducka" whenever they don't know what to say. They got it from the movie Austin Powers.
    • Kelly and her friends like to go the lake, camping and on road trips.
    • Kelly played volleyball, basketball and soccer in school.
    • Kelly buys and drinks 2% milk.
    • Kelly got bruised while shooting the music video for "Behind These Hazel Eyes."
    • Kelly used to drive a 1998 Burnt Orange Ford Explorer.
    • Kelly's favorite brand of hair products is "Bed Head".
    • Kelly usually doesn't wear shoes during her tour performances.
    • Kelly's favorite hair accessories are bobbypins.
    • Kelly has a Jeep Wrangler with KC lights.
    • Kelly is extremely ticklish.
    • Kelly has 9 siblings. She has 1 blood brother in Alaska, 1 blood sister in North Carolina, 2 half brothers in California, and 5 step brothers and sisters. Out of her full-blood siblings, Kelly is the youngest.
    • One of Kelly's nicknames is "Smelly Kelly."
    • Kelly would describe herself as spontaneous, outspoken and loves variety.
    • The top that Kelly wore to her Dallas American Idol audition was once a pair of jeans.
    • Kelly was given the key to the city of Burleson, Texas by Mayor Byron Black; a proclamation for Kelly Clarkson Day; certificate of congratulations from the Governor Rick Perry; a certificate of character from Pastor Mike Chappell and the Burleson Ministerial Alliance; honorary membership in the Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce and the Junior Chamber Ambassadors; and the presentation of a $2,500 check for the Kelly Clarkson Scholarship at Burleson High School, courtesy of the Burleson Star/Star Group of newspapers. BISD Supt. Mark Jackson also presented Kelly with a framed American Idol photograph after inducting her into the BISD Hall of Fame.
    • If Kelly could whisper one thing to all her fans it would be 'thank you'.
    • Kelly and her friends would record songs in "Kelly's Recording Studio" aka her closet.
    • Besides being a hygiene freak, Kelly is also a self-proclaimed hat freak. Being a hygeine freak, Kelly will not use porta potties.
    • Kelly's favorite Holiday cartoon is "Scrooge".
    • Fun Fact: Kelly is a night person.
    • Kelly's favorite pig-out food is Chili's chips & salsa with ranch dressing.
    • Kelly's favorite way to relax is by taking a bubble bath and listening to Jimi Hendrix.
    • Kelly's first time being onstage was when dancing to "When Doves Cry" by Prince.
    • Kelly lives by the motto, God will never give you more than you can handle. She says she does her best not to get overwhelmed by her hectic schedule by just taking one day at a time because she doesn't like to stress herself out.
    • Kelly's favorite thing to do when not performing is to watch movies, play boardgames, and pig out
    • One of Kelly's favorite movies is "The Goonies."
    • Kelly's must-have beauty item is M.A.C. lipgloss.
    • Kelly Clarkson has a sweet tooth! She loves anything that is chocolate with a cream filling, like Hostess Ding Dongs or Drake's Ring Dings. Kelly also loves Cookie Dough. She believes that it is good to indulge in treats that make you feel like a kid.
    • Kelly's favorite color is Cobalt Blue.
    • Kelly's favorite band is The Toadies.
    • Kelly's favorite perfume is Tiffany.
    • Kelly Clarkson has vowed never to travel by ferry after experiencing severe sea-sickness during a crossing from Britain to Ireland. She was travelling to capital city Dublin when she was struck down with extreme nausea.
    • Kelly suffered from an eating disorder before she found her fame on American Idol. However, she snapped out of it really quickly unlike many celebs. Kelly said her eating disorder only lasted for six months.
    • Kelly Clarkson and Barbra Streisand were born on the same date: April 24. Kelly in 1982 and Barbra in 1941.
    • Kelly Clarkson's natural hair color is blonde.
    • As a child, Kelly's favourite thing to wear was a Mickey Mouse T-Shirt.
    • Kelly once said that if she couldn't sing, she would play the guitar: "I just think it's the coolest instrument".
    • Kelly Clarkson's first suggestions to her first album's name: "Mood Swings", "Running Late" or "Sleeping In". Its name was finally "Thankful".
    • Clarkson's audition number on American Idol was 2311.
    • She was an extra on the show Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.
    • She is 5'3 and 1/2.
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    Express Yourself

    At Last

    Save The Best For Last

    Say A Little Prayer

    LIVE PERFORMANCES - Top30 to Top5
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    RESPECT (Top 30 Performance)

    YOU'RE ALL I NEED (Top 10 - Motown Week)

    NATURAL WOMAN (Top 8 - 60's week)

    DON'T PLAY THAT SONG (Top 7 - 70's week)

    STUFF LIKE THAT THERE (Top 6 - Big Band)

    WALK ON BY (Top 5 - Love Songs)
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    IT'S RAINING MEN (Top 4 - 80's)

    I SURRENDER (Top 4 - 90's)

    THINK TWICE (Top 3 - Contestant's Choice)

    WITHOUT YOU (Top 3 - Judges's Choice)

    WITHOUT YOU (Results Show)

    A MOMENT LIKE THIS (Final 2)

    RESPECT (Final 2)

    BEFORE YOUR LOVE (Final 2)

    A MOMENT LIKE THIS (Winning Moment)
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    Kelly Clarkson’s most anticipated debut album following her American Idol victory.

    DATE RELEASED: April 15, 2003




    1. "The Trouble with Love Is" (Kelly Clarkson, Evan Rogers, Carl Sturken)
    2. "Miss Independent" (Christina Aguilera, Clarkson, Rhett Lawrence, Matt Morris)
    3. "Low" (Jimmy Harry)
    4. "Some Kind of Miracle" (Diane Warren)
    5. "What's Up Lonely" (Rogers, Stephanie Saraco, Sturken)
    6. "Just Missed the Train" (Danielle Brisebois, Scott Cutler)
    7. "Beautiful Disaster" (Rebekah Jordan, Matthew Wilder)
    8. "You Thought Wrong" (featuring Tamyra Gray) (Clarkson, Babyface, Gray, Harvey Mason, Jr., Damon Thomas)
    9. "Thankful" (Clarkson, Edmonds, Mason, Thomas)
    10. "Anytime" (Louis Biancaniello, Sam Watters)
    11. "A Moment Like This" (New Mix) (Jörgen Elofsson, John Reid)
    12. "Before Your Love" (New Mix) (Desmond Child, Cathy Dennis)
    13. "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" (Carole King Larkey, Gerald Wexler, Gerry Goffin)

    - Thankful has sold 2,720,000 copies to date in the US and estimated 4 million copies worldwide.
    - The album was initially scheduled for a November 2002 release. Despite its 5-month delay, the album debuted at #1 on the American Billboard 200 selling 297,000 copies in its first week.
    - The first single, “Miss Independent” was certified gold by RIAA and has sold over 1,000,000 copies in all formats in the US.
    - “Miss Independent” managed to peak at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at #1 for 6 weeks on Top 40 Mainstream.
    - Kelly earned her first nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Miss Independent” at the 2004 Grammy Awards.
    - "Low", the third single from Thankful, reached number two in Canada, but it was unable to make the Top 40 of the U.S. chart.
    - The final single, "The Trouble with Love Is", was not released in Canada, and it peaked at #101 on the U.S. Charts.

    MetaCritic Score: 62/100 (Generally Favorable)

    Entertainment Weekly B+
    "Her voice, at times raspy, at times beautifully sultry, is a potent reminder of why America embraced her. Clarkson glides through octaves with the masterful control of someone who's been doing this for decades."

    All Music Guide 4/5
    "A sharp, versatile modern pop record, showcasing her voice, to be sure, but being much better than expectatvvvvvvions, much better than the scores of flop diva records that cluttered the pop landscape in late 2002."

    Amazon.com 6/10
    "She blithely skips through octaves and genres like a seasoned pro..."
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    Breakaway proves Kelly Clarkson wasn't just a worthy winner, but capable of being a credible artist in her own right.

    DATE RELEASED: November 30, 2004





    1. "Breakaway" (Avril Lavigne, Matthew Gerrard, Bridget Benante)
    2. "Since U Been Gone" (Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin)
    3. "Behind These Hazel Eyes" (Kelly Clarkson, Gottwald, Max Martin)
    4. "Because of You" (Clarkson, David Hodges, Ben Moody)
    5. "Gone" (Kara DioGuardi, John Shanks)
    6. "Addicted" (Clarkson, Hodges, Moody)
    7. "Where Is Your Heart" (Clarkson, DioGuardi, Chantal Kreviazuk)
    8. "Walk Away" (Clarkson, DioGuardi, Kreviazuk, Raine Maida)
    9. "You Found Me" (DioGuardi, Shanks)
    10. "I Hate Myself for Losing You" (DioGuardi, Jimmy Harry, Sheppard Solomon)
    11. "Hear Me" (Clarkson, DioGuardi, Clif Magness)
    12. "Beautiful Disaster" (live) (Rebekah Jordan, Matthew Wilder)

    - Breakaway debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 for selling 250,000 copies.
    - The fourth album in history to stay on the Billboard 200 Top 20 for a consecutive year, spending 61 consecutive weeks on the chart.
    - The album spent 103 consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200.
    - Breakaway is the most successful Idol album to date selling approximately 13 million copies worldwide.
    - It has been certified 6x platinum in the US selling 6,104,000 copies as of July 2009.
    - Breakaway received two awards at the 2006 Grammys: Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for Since U Been Gone.
    - ‘Behind These Hazel Eyes’ was first considered to be the title for this second album, but quickly changed it to Breakaway due to the growing popularity of the single. Other titles considered were ‘Walk Away’ and ‘Hear Me’.
    - The 2004 album spawned four Top 10 hits. It's the only album by an Idol contestant to feature four Top 10 hits.
    - "Breakaway", co-written by Avril Lavigne, served as the original song for The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004).
    - Clarkson wrote the treatment for the music videos of “Behind These Hazel Eyes”, “Because of You” and “Walk Away.”
    - The video for "Behind These Hazel Eyes" broke the record for days at #1 for a female artist with 33 out of 50 days #1 on TRL.
    - The video for "Because of You" won the 2006 MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, her second consecutive win in that category (The first being from "Since U Been Gone").
    - On December 23, 2006, American Top 40 radio show host Ryan Seacrest announced during a countdown of 2006's most popular songs that Clarkson had had a song in the American Top 40 for 111 weeks, making her "the most successful female artist in AT40 history".
    - Billboard Hot 100 peaks: “Breakaway” #6; “Since U Been Gone” #2; “Behind These Hazel Eyes” #6, “Because of You” #7, “Walk Away” #12.
    - "Breakaway" (single) spent a record 20 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. The song also shares the record for the longest run at number one for a female artist — 21 weeks — with Céline Dion's "A New Day Has Come".
    - "Breakaway" (single) is the longest running #1 on the chart from a film soundtrack.
    - "Since U Been Gone" charted at #97 in Blender Magazine's 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born.
    - “Since U Been Gone” ranked #21 in "The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s" by Pitchfork Media.
    - In December 2009, “Since U Been Gone” was listed as #18 in the "100 Best Songs of the Decade" by Rolling Stone.
    - The lyrics of Behind These Hazel eyes are based on a true story, and are about an ex-boyfriend of Clarkson's who left her in order to marry his other girlfriend.
    - Clarkson originally wrote the lyrics and melody for "Because of You" when she was sixteen years old to cope with the emotional distress she was experiencing as a result of her parents' divorce.
    - By the summer of 2008, "Because of You" had become the song second most played over all of the last five years on television, radio, the internet, and live venues combined, in the UK.
    - In early 2007, Kelly re-recorded “Because of You” with her personal idol and country singer Reba McEntire as the lead-off single to McEntire's album Duets.
    - The remake of “Because of You” produced Clarkson's very first appearance on the Billboard Hot Country charts, where it reached a peak of #2 and earned her and McEntire a Grammy nomination for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals at the 2008 Grammy Awards.

    All Music Guide 4/5
    Breakaway, is a pivotal moment for her, a chance to prove that she was not a one-hit wonder, a chance to prove that she could have a real, vibrant career. Happily, Breakaway delivers on that promise.

    Slant Magazine 3.5/5
    Clarkson puts the power in the power-hooks and she often elevates the album's vanilla pop/rock productions and hackneyed, by-the-numbers lyrics above mediocrity.

    Rolling Stone
    On Kelly Clarkson's second album, the ex-cocktail waitress turned hitmaker embraces her rock side rather than the pop pageantry that put her on top of the American Idol heap.

    Yahoo! Music 7/10
    It's an album of solid FM winners, built on big choruses and an attitude that's more woman scorned that teen-poppet.
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    Kelly Clarkson's darker, more personal, riskier third studio album.

    DATE RELEASED: June 26, 2007


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    1. "Never Again" (Clarkson, Jimmy Messer )
    2. "One Minute" (Clarkson, Kara DioGuardi, Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida)
    3. "Hole" (Clarkson, Jimmy Messer, Dwight Baker)
    4. "Sober" (Clarkson, Aben Eubanks, Calamity McEntire, Jimmy Messer)
    5. "Don't Waste Your Time" (Clarkson, Jimmy Messer, Malcolm Pardon, Fredrik Rinman)
    6. "Judas" (Clarkson, Jimmy Messer, Dwight Baker, David Kahne)
    7. "Haunted" (Clarkson, Jimmy Messer, Jason Halbert)
    8. "Be Still" (Clarkson, Aben Eubanks)
    9. "Maybe" (Clarkson, Jimmy Messer, Aben Eubanks)
    10. "How I Feel" (Clarkson, Jimmy Messer, Dwight Baker, David Kahne)
    11. "Yeah" (Clarkson, Jimmy Messer, Malcolm Pardon, Fredrik Rinman)
    12. "Can I Have a Kiss" (Clarkson, Jimmy Messer, Dwight Baker)
    13. "Irvine" (Clarkson, Aben Eubanks)
    Hidden track: Chivas
    iTunes Bonus Track: Dirty Little Secret (Clarkson, Messer)
    Japanese release Bonus Track: Fading (Clarkson, Pardon, Rinman, Kahne)

    - My December debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 with 291,000 copies sold.
    - It was certified both gold and platinum on December 12, 2007, by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). My December has sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide.
    - “Never Again” debuted and peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, but unlike her previous singles it encountered radio resistance. Despite its poor radio airplay, the song logged an impressive number of 991,000 digital downloads.
    - The second single, “Sober” was released a mere five weeks after the first single was released to “show the flip side of the record” dismissing the controversy that all tracks of the album are rock-oriented sounds.
    - Despite the failure of the singles to chart well – compared to singles from Breakaway– mainly because of radio airplay resistance of Clarkson’s new album, Slant Magazine listed "Sober" as the 29th best single of the year. Also noting the My December controversy: "we got the lovely, tortured, and understated "Sober," which, sans promotion from a label that — perhaps vindictively — opted to cut its losses, flopped like a drunk falling off the wagon."
    - My December is exclusively written and co-written by Clarkson and the members of her touring band.
    - Legendary bassist Mike Watt played on six songs on My December.
    - The hidden track, “Chivas” – which would play 5 mins and 18 secs after “Irvine” – was written on a bar napkins of a Los Angeles Bar, Molly Malones, after running into an ex she wished to never see again.
    - Clarkson began writing and composing songs for My December during her Breakaway World Tour. In an interview, Clarkson was quoted:
    "Everything caught up with me in a bad way. My body was wearing down, and my emotions were wearing down. I was trying to get over someone. I hadn't seen my friends and family for a while, and it was becoming a nuisance [to see them] because I was so busy. I was traveling, and then there was more added to the schedule. It just got chaotic. I was 24, and that is pretty young to be the boss of so much. And it caught up with me. I couldn't smile. I couldn't do anything. I broke down. I cried so much I couldn't speak. I was that tired. I was drained. I didn't want to act, didn't want to smile -- I didn't want to pretend. I just broke. ... It was the lowest point of my life and my career." During this period, Clarkson wrote songs that would eventually become part of her album, My December, calling it "free therapy".
    - Clarkson was quoted describing the last song on My December, "Irvine": "
    It literally was the lowest point I've had in my life. I wrote it after my Irvine show on my last tour. I was just so burned-out. I was really struggling at getting somebody out of my life and finding people that really cared. The whole song is a prayer. I wrote it in the bathroom of the venue after the show. I had to cancel my meet-and-greet; it's the only meet-and-greet I've ever canceled. I couldn't smile. It was just a really, really bad night."
    - Clarkson was said to be offered $10 million by then RCA head Clive Davis to remove five songs from the album in favor of five more radio friendly songs of Davis' choosing — including "Black Hole" which appeared on Lindsay Lohan's album, A Little More Personal (Raw). To her everlasting credit, Clarkson refused and stated:
    "I am a good singer, so I can't possibly be a good writer. Women can't possibly be good at two things. I haven't lost my temper about it. It only drives me more. If your thing is to bring me down, cool. I'll just work harder."
    Also in a different interview, she stated:
    "I’m young, I’m a rookie, I get that. But when you’re sending me Lindsay Lohan covers to sing, why would you think I’d want your opinion?"
    - In the midst of the controversy surrounding the release of My December, Simon Cowell jumped up to Clarkson’s defense, stating:
    "Kelly is not a puppet; she does not like to be told what to do. She could have gone the easy route, which is, you go with ["Since U Been Gone" producer] Max Martin — it's a guaranteed success. She made it absolutely clear that she wanted to steer the musical direction on this record. You just gotta say, 'You know what? This girl has given us millions and millions of sales.' You've got to give her that opportunity."
    - The My December Tour was supposed to start on July 11, 2007 with 37 dates across US and Canada. However, on June 14, 2007, the tour was canceled due to underwhelming ticket sales and Clarkson stating that it was “too much too soon.” It was then rescheduled in the Fall of 2007 and was downsized to play in theaters rather than the previous arenas.
    - Clarkson parted with her management, The Firm, just two weeks before the album release with all the controversy surrounding My December. She would then sign with Starstruck Entertainment, run by Narvel Blackstock — the husband of Reba McEntire — on July 2, 2007.

    Metacritic Score: 64/100 (Generally Favorable Reviews)

    About.com 4.5/5
    "The album crackles with artistic commitment to the songs at hand. Clarkson has never been in better voice than she is here."

    Entertainment Weekly B+
    "Recent management changes and her canceled tour have furthered the assumption that December must be a train wreck. It's not. There's real artistry blossoming on this, the boldest and best effort ever by an Idol star."

    Slant Magazine 3.5/5
    "Though My December cuts much of the adult contemporary-style balladry that marred her first two releases, the album still finds Clarkson further exploring different facets of her voice, which is capable of much more than just cookie-cutter pop/rock.

    Digital Spy 3/5
    "My December is an ugly, inelegant but ultimately rather compelling bid for creative control. And yet, there are moments of unexpected beauty to counteract its overwhelming musical gruffness."

    Blender Magazine 4/5
    Let’s start with the bad news. The album does not consist exclusively of “Since U Been Gone,” Kelly Clarkson’s sublime 2004 smash, played 14 times in row. The good news? It’s her best album yet.
    (No available link, but you can read full article here: ) [crouching-tiger-disappearing-spoiler] “Since U Been Gone” announced Clarkson’s transformation form technically gifted schlock merchant, but as far back as her early hit “Miss Independent,” the inaugural Idol had found her big theme: the way exhilarating self-sufficiency and crushing loneliness are never far apart. Here, she explores this bind in engrossing detail. Co-written by Clarkson and members of her touring band, My December is a breakup album in which breakups are world-upending plagues, somewhere between locusts and slaying-of-the-first-born in intensity. Clarkson has never sounded this depressive or spiteful. (No wonder her label had reportedly had qualms about releasing it.) Thankfully, moodiness never sinks the music. The girl still knows how to hustle for votes, and she bundles bleak lyrics (about “secrets eating at the core of me” and the jealous misery of seeing “babies everywhere I look”) with upbeat assaults and gliding refrains.

    When the tempos drop, she flaunts a talent they don’t teach on Idol: subtlety. On the gorgeous laconic “Irvine,” her hazy sigh suggest she’s fading out of existence. It’s hard not to root for this heroine, or wish she’d put her diary, go outside and get laid; she deserves it. The closest she comes is “Be Still,” in which a two-note groove suggests a laid-back booty call. “Slow, slow it down,” Clarkson pleads. For all her anger she’s still an optimist: It’s a moment of tentative hope, and she wants it to last. [/crouching-tiger-disappearing-spoiler]
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    Kelly Clarkson delivered the perfect pop album.

    DATE RELEASED: March 10, 2009




    Regular Edition:
    1. "My Life Would Suck Without You" (Lukasz "Dr Luke" Gottwald, Claude Kelly, Max Martin)
    2. "I Do Not Hook Up" (Katy Perry, Kara DioGuardi, Greg Wells)
    3. "Cry" (Kelly Clarkson, Jason Halbert, Mark Lee Townsend)
    4. "Don't Let Me Stop You" (Andreas "Quiz" Romdhane, Josef Larossi, Claude Kelly)
    5. "All I Ever Wanted" (Sam Watters, Louis Biancaniello, Dameon Aranda)
    6. "Already Gone" (Clarkson, Ryan Tedder )
    7. "If I Can't Have You" (Clarkson, Tedder)
    8. "Save You" (Tedder, Aim?e Proal)
    9. "Whyyawannabringmedown" (Watters, Biancaniello, Aranda, L. Greene)
    10. "Long Shot" (Perry, Glen Ballard, Matt Thiessen)
    11. "Impossible" (Clarkson, Tedder)
    12. "Ready" (Clarkson, Aben Eubanks, Halbert)
    13. "I Want You" (Clarkson, Joakim ?hlund)
    14. "If No One Will Listen" (Keri Noble)
    Deluxe Edition:
    15. "Tip of My Tongue" (Clarkson, Tedder)
    16. "The Day We Fell Apart" (Dre & Vidal)

    - All I Ever Wanted debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 255,000 copies sold. This is the second time Clarkson topped this particular chart after her debut album, Thankful in 2003.
    - To this date, All I Ever Wanted has sold 815,483 copies in the US and 1,382,500 worldwide.
    - All I Ever Wanted is nominated for the 2010 Grammy Awards in the Best Pop Vocal Album category, with the result being announced at the 52nd Grammy Awards on January 31, 2010.
    - Originaly, the album was to me named "Masquerade" but Clarkson changed it because she felt that there were albums with similar themes currently on the charts, such as Pink's "Funhouse" and Britney Spears' Circus.
    - The first single, ?My Life Would Suck Without You? set the record for making the biggest leap ? from #97 to #1 ? on the Billboard Hot 100 history, and spending two weeks at the top. This makes it the second time Clarkson has set this record, after her debut single "A Moment Like This" went from #52 to #1 in 2002.
    - "My Life Would Suck Without You" is also the first song by an Idol alum to top the chart that is not associated with the show.
    - It is also Clarkson's first UK number-one single.
    - "My Life Would Suck Without You" was covered by the characters of Fox network?s musical series, Glee and was included in their soundtrack compilation.
    - Time Magazine named "My Life Would Suck Without You" the #1 song of 2009. Time stated: Where a lesser singer might have tried to animate the parts with a vocal lightning storm, Kelly Clarkson sings the words with her signature ease, building to an emotional crescendo that's pointless to resist.
    - This is the first album which Clarkson first applied her producing skills. She produced the last track of the album, ?If No One Will Listen.?
    - "I Do Not Hook Up" and "Long Shot" were originally recorded by pop star, Katy Perry for her unreleased album, (A) Katy Perry, and "Whyyawannabringmedown" and "All I Ever Wanted" were cover songs from a local band, Aranda.

    Metacritic Score: 70/100 (Generally Favorable Reviews)

    Blender 4/5
    In her third album, Clarkson finds a Third Way: She makes nice with the pop machine and takes back the mall while keeping her integrity and personality intact.

    LA Times 3.5/4
    Clarkson, ever the overachiever, has delivered on all counts. All I Ever Wanted is a masterful rapprochement with the mainstream, full of cheerfully ear-snagging tunes, inventive production, exhilarating vocals and enough inherent Kelly-ness to put aside fears that her label bosses implanted blond electrodes in her brain to make her behave.

    Billboard 8/10
    Clarkson?s always had the best throaty tell in the business. But now she?s becoming a masterful interpreter too.

    New York Times 7/10
    The most immediate parts of ?All I Ever Wanted? read a bit like Kelly Clarkson karaoke: back are the Swedish writers and producers and their laser-guided arrangements, with dynamics that are particularly well suited to her voice, broad, nimble and gale-force strong.

    Houston Chronicle 3.5/5
    It?s a testament to Clarkson?s considerable talent that she was able to break out of a dark December and emerge with a renewed pop force.
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    A Moment Like This

    Before Your Love


    The Trouble with Love Is


    Since U Been Gone

    Behind These Hazel Eyes
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    Because of You

    Walk Away

    Never Again

    Don't Waste Your Time

    My Life Would Suck Without You

    I Do Not Hook Up

    Already Gone
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    [crouching-tiger-disappearing-spoiler]Close Your Eyes

    One Day

    With A Little Bit of Luck


    After The Love

    Did You

    [crouching-tiger-disappearing-spoiler]Don't - Independent Tour

    All I Know - Breakaway Tour

    Come Here - Hazel Eyes Tour

    Anymore - Addicted Tour
    VIP Pre-Shows

    [crouching-tiger-disappearing-spoiler]Poison Candy

    Hand Me Downs

    Old Man

    I Wish I Could Be Lonely Instead

    Last Cup

    So Far Apart

    Mrs. Right

    Between The Lines

    Only You

    Far From Home

    A Little More Time, A Little Less Over

    Come Back To Me

    Call Me

    I'm Not The Only One

    So He Says

    I Need You

    Empty As I Am

    I Can Do Better
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    [crouching-tiger-disappearing-spoiler]Angel (Sarah Mclachlan)

    I Believe In You & Me (Whitney Houston)

    Queen of the Night (Whitney Houston)

    To Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan)

    [crouching-tiger-disappearing-spoiler]Love Takes Time (Mariah Carey)

    Somewhere Other Than The Night (Garth Brooks)

    Something To Talk About (Bonnie Raitt)

    Piece of My Heart (Janis Joplin)

    I'm The Only One (Melissa Etheridge)

    Ain't Goin' Down 'Till The Sun Comes Up (Garth Brooks)

    I'm Movin' On (Rascal Flatts)

    Why (Annie Lennox)

    Crimson and Clover (Tommy James & The Shondells)

    I Want You To Want Me (Cheap Trick)

    Home (Marc Broussard)

    Sweet Dreams/Why Haven't I Heart From You (Annie Lennox/Reba McEntire)

    Walking After Midnight (Patsy Cline)

    That I Would Be Good/Use Somebody

    Lies (Black Keys)

    Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes)
    VIP Pre-Shows

    [crouching-tiger-disappearing-spoiler]The Story (Brandi Carlile)

    White Horse (Taylor Swift)

    Cold As You (Taylor Swift)

    Wild Horses (Rolling Stones)

    Let 'Er Rip (Dixie Chicks)

    Linger (Cranberries)

    My Favorite Mistake (Sheryl Crow)

    Stiff Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (U2)

    Always On My Mind (Elvis Presley)

    You Don't Know Me (Eddy Arnold)

    Wreckage (Shane Mack)

    The House That Built Me (Miranda Lambert)

    Your Cheating Heart (Hank Williams)

    Never Loved A Man (Aretha Franklin)

    My Song (Brandi Carlile)

    When It Don't Come Easy (Patty Griffin)

    Every LIttle Bit (Patty Griffin)

    Mary Jane (Alanis Morissette)

    Strong Enough (Sheryl Crow)
    Special Appearances

    [crouching-tiger-disappearing-spoiler]America The Beautiful

    Sweet Nothings

    Cryin' (Aerosmith)

    Ave Maria

    Shelter (Ray LaMontagne)

    Because of You (Tony Bennett)

    It's Alright With Me (Cole Porter)

    Up To The Mountain (Patty Griffin)

    God Bless America

    Run To You (Whitney Houston)

    Star Spangled Banner
    Christmas Songs

    [crouching-tiger-disappearing-spoiler]Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

    I'll Be Home For Christmas

    O Holy Night

    My Grown-Up Christmas List

    Blue Christmas
    Duets/Group Songs

    [crouching-tiger-disappearing-spoiler]One Voice (with American Idol 2 Finalists)

    Amame (with Alexandre Pires)

    Open Arms (Journey)

    Free Your Mind (En Vogue)

    Impossible Dream (with Ruben, Fantasia and Diana)

    Jesus, O What A Wonderful Child

    Joy To The World (with Ruben and Fantasia)

    You'll Never Walk Alone (with Ruben and Fantasia)

    What Hurts The Most (Rascal Flatts)

    Don't Stop Believing (Metal Skool)

    Bring Me Some Water (with Melissa Etheridge)

    The Climb (Miley Cyrus)

    Rock With You (with Eric Hutchinson)

    Does He Love You (with Reba McEntire)

    Fancy (with Reba McEntire)

    Why Haven't I Heard From You (with Reba McEntire)

    Love Revival (with Reba McEntire)

    The Greatest Man I Never Knew (with Reba McEntire)

    How Blue/One Promise Too Late (with Reba McEntire)

    Cathy's Clown (with Reba McEntire)
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    Sessions @ AOL



    Miss Independent


    Hear Me

    Never Again



    VH1 Live


    Behind These Hazel Eyes

    Because of You

    Since U Been Gone


    [crouching-tiger-disappearing-spoiler]I Do Not Hook Up

    Walk Away

    Behind These Hazel Eyes

    Already Gone

    Walking After Midnight

    My Life Would Suck Without You

    TV Appearances

    [crouching-tiger-disappearing-spoiler]Anytime - American Idol 2003

    Miss Independent - American Idol 2003

    Natural Woman - World Idol

    Beautiful Disaster - American Idol 2004

    Since U Been Gone - VMAs 2005

    Because of You - Grammy Awards 2006

    Never Again - American Idol 2007

    All I Ever Wanted - Shockwaves Chart Show

    Cry - Shockwaves Chart Show

    My Life Would Suck Without You - Operacion Trunfo 2009

    I Do Not Hook Up - Ellen

    Already Gone - Live @ Nova

    Already Gone - American Music Awards
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    Products Kelly Has Endorsed:

    - Vitamin Water

    - Candies Shoes

    - Tresemme

    - Ford Focus

    - Got Milk?

    - Acuvue
    - Schick for women
    - Coca Cola

    Events Kelly Has Been Spokesperson For:

    - Nascar Day

    - Fight Against Breast Cancer

    - Salvation Army

    - March of Dimes

    - Make A Wish Foundation


    Sabrina The Teeanage Witch - Extra
    That 80's Show - Extra
    Issues 101 - Extra
    MADTv - Herself

    From Justin To Kelly - Kelly Taylor
    American Dreams - Brenda Lee

    King of the Hill - Herself

    Saturday Night Live - Herself/Musical Guest
    Damage Control - Herself

    Reba - Kelly

    Saturday Night Live - Herself/Musical Guest
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    "Music is powerful: it's a drug that makes your inhibitions go away and leaves your vulnerabilities exposed."

    "Music is so powerful and it reaches so much deeper than sometimes normal words just can’t."

    "I have no desire to be the biggest star in the planet. You can keep it, Madonna."

    "It’s not normal to go out to dinner and have people on your face with camera. I’m like, 'Really, I’m not that cool!'"

    (about living in LA)
    "It’s like Halloween constantly."

    "I go out without hair and make-up because I don’t wear hair and make-up every time. And people were like, 'Oh, you’re a celebrity, you should do that.' And I’m like, 'Who made that rule? Really? Is that written down somewhere?'"

    (introducing Reba)
    "Well, I was one of those girls who cranked up the stereo pretending my hairbrush was a microphone and rattled the house singing Reba’s songs all night and all day long. And my hero, she’s been my hero for I don’t even know how long. And I didn’t know if I could admire her any more but hanging out with her recently with her and her family – (somebody yelled: I love you Kelly!) well, I do, too, that’s cool, I love her, too. (Laughs) Did you scream my name? Or hers? I didn’t get that. I’m nervous, I hate speaking. Okay…(laughs nervously) And then...(laughs) that didn’t went well. Can I start over?"

    "A sequel is just never as good as the first."

    "It’s not about upsetting people, it’s about not settling."

    "I don’t really do the celebrity parties. They’re pretty ridiculous to me. It’s like a bunch of people standing around looking at each other. Like, what kind of a party is that?"

    "I wanna do something different every time. And different takes time for people to catch on. I like change. It’s good for me."

    "I’m trying to steer clear musicians but I just keep freakin’ being attracted to them!"

    "I just don't make out with people. That's a waste of my kisses and time. And it's so personal. It's like, my face. Plus, I'm afraid of mouth herpes."

    "Everybody thinks they can sing. Obviously, have you seen American Idol?"

    "Love is something you work at. It doesn't come easily. There are going to be bad days. You are going to have to work at loving someone when they are being an idiot. People think they're just going to meet the perfect guy. Don't be ridiculous."

    "That video is hot. The part where Beyonce goes (runs finger down her body) that turns me on, and I'm not a lesbian, so that's hard to do."

    "Whatever you want to do, that's cool beans with me, but I keep my boobies inside."

    "They say that sharks don’t attack unless you’re in their territory and I’m like, huh, like the water…"

    "Like, who likes straight legs? Not big butted girls. We need some big flares at the bottom to match (taps her butt)."

    "I need this mic a little lower, people. I'm only 5'3. I'm a soccer girl, not a volleyball girl. Woohoo for the short people."

    "You want a kiss? You’re too far. My flying powers only work on Wednesday."

    "Find what is unique about you. If someone else doesn't like it, don't change it. Someone else will like it eventually."

    "God will never give you anything you can’t handle, so don’t stress."

    "What do you mean I can't eat bread? Bread is good! Jesus ate bread! Eat bread!"

    "I’m NEVER gonna change who I am."

    "Looks fade, but charm and fun personality don’t."

    "Shaq is huge. He’s like a tree, okay. And especially to me, I’m like a shrub."

    "Excuse me, I talk too fast and I don’t ever breathe."

    "Who wants to die on a diet? I eat like I’ve always eaten. If I want a frozen Ding Dong, I’m damn sure going to have one."

    "Everyone in L.A. is blonde with big boobs. Even the men!"

    "Jesus drank. It came straight from the Bible that he had a glass of wine. Actually, I don’t know if it says he actually drank it, but whatever."

    "People think that a relationship can be perfect, but it's not true. You're going to have bad days and ups and downs."

    "Photoshoots are the least favorite part of my job. Photographers ask me if I want to look at pictures of myself and I'm like, 'Dude, why would I want to look at these photos?’ I'm not that vain."

    "I totally do not believe in back up plans. Like if you want something that bad, go for it. I knew that performing was what I wanted to do. So I went for it, without a back up plan."

    "I can wake up everyday before I die and know that I don't have to serve anyone food or drinks, I will be happy!"

    "If you're going to pressure me to do something, I'm going to do the opposite. So if you tell me to get skinny, I'm probably going to get fat just to piss you off."

    "Like every other girl in the world, my most embarrassing moment had to with a guy completely turning me down. His loss!"

    "Everyone says I'm like the girl next door... y'all must have really weird neighbors!"

    "I never said I was a 'good girl.' I'm not a bad girl. I'm just normal, and that's what I'm going to be. There's no bad girl with whips and chains that's going to come out. I think people like me because I am myself."

    "If the person next to you isn't up on their feet, smack 'em. Actually, don't hit them... I don't promote violence, I promise!"

    'I have to say I was a little nervous about coming up here ‘cause of the speech thing ‘cause I’m horrible at talking; I’m just better at singing. But now I’m more nervous ‘cause he’s up here and he’s so cute…so thank you!"

    (about being naked a lot)
    "I hate clothes! It is how God intended!"

    "You want something different for your hairbrush in front of the mirror? You do that? I do that too. I'm 25 and I still do that."

    "I’m not funny on command. I have to get jokes from people."

    "I have enough money. I'm not greedy. I want to make records that I enjoy singing."

    "I try to like do the low rider thing with the seat reclined but I still look like such a midget."

    "Oh, dude, I talk to everything. Like animals, things, like, chairs. You know, when you're walking by it and you bump into it and you're like, 'Oops… Sorry'. I think I’m only crazy if I answer myself, which I don't do.

    "I have a Ranger and I call it the Apollo because it feels like you're in a spaceship."

    "I had to hide my car from the repo people for a year. They were like, ‘We're here to take your car.’ I was like, ‘Well, if you can find it!’"

    "I think that music is always gonna change, but the one thing, it’s always gonna be."

    "Oh God, I feel like an umphaloompha!"

    "I sing and write people...I don't know geography!"

    "I tried a space cake of space muffin, and I giggled for like, two days."

    "Am I talking too much? This little girl here is getting restless she’s like, 'Shut up!'"

    "Who is having a good time? Wow, there is a couple of y'all, that's good."

    "I'm cute - and God, I hate that. Because that's not cool. I'm like your niece, and nobody wants to date their niece. It's the chubby cheeks. The whole reason people voted for me on American Idol is because I'm an everyday, normal girl."

    "Fans are the real reason why every artist is here. People forget that sometimes, but it's the one thing I'll never forget."

    "Nobody believes me! I wouldn't lie! People ask if I have a boyfriend and I laugh. I'm like 'yeah..in between eating and sleeping?'"

    "My thing is I could die tomorrow. Do I want to die on a diet? Am I going to meet God with an empty stomach? Probably not – I'm going to meet him with some steak and taters in my stomach."

    "I'm not allowed to drink because of my vocal chords. I've had a few shots before. Liquor smells like crap. I hate when people said it’s an 'acquired taste' because I can acquire a taste for pee then, but I don't drink pee."

    "I don't care about fame. I honestly don't give a flip. I hate limo's and I like going places by myself. My friends keep me level-headed. Being a star has never been a huge deal to me."

    "Be yourself. It sounds cliché and corny…but don’t be Britney, don’t be Chrsitina, don’t be me."

    "I can pay my bills! Woohoo! It’s a beautiful thing. It’s not funny."

    "What am I a hick?! Like, what?! I have a little bit of class! I’m not gonna have like, hay, in my wedding! "

    "Okay, my next song is called “Thank You”…or “Thankful”…am I here? Oh my God, where am I?"

    "Instead of asking 'Why me, God?', it's more my style to turn to the angel sitting on my shoulder and say "Another fine mess you've gotten me out of! Thanks for working overtime."

    "My experiences remind me that it's those black clouds that make the blue skies even more beautiful."

    "I've seen it happen so many times. Talented people compromise themselves. People don't tune in to see that. People tune in to hear them. They tune in for the music, and I think that life is bigger than clothes and accessories and looking great."

    "Dude, I am diggin' your hair!! I wanna do that with my hair! I just did that... No, wait. I shouldn't say this... Okay, no! I am gonna say it! I just got the cutest dog, and we gave her a mohawk! And it looks kinda like yours! Not to say you look like a dog! You're very cute! I'm just gonna stop talking now..."

    "This song is called ‘Anytime’ and I promise we are only going to do it one time."

    (singing) "This feeling I felt for so long... I forgot the words to this song... someone help me out... you're not at the right place either."

    "Happy Easter! We got killer gifts backstage from a lot of fans so thank you very much for all those. It's very, very cool. I might be sporting the bunny ears later, I'm just saying. I don't know. And I meant that in the most not perverted way! That came out way wrong! [teasing voice] I'll be putting on a private show... I'm just kidding really. Going home alone. I'm gonna shut up! Okay, so... (started laughing) The next song is... I just highly embarrassed myself!"

    "I’ve always loved how people are like, 'Well, it’s the industry and you’re in the industry and you should do this and this.' And I’m like, 'Well, I’m in the industry, you’re not. So I’m gonna do what I want.' It’s like I’m gonna do what I’ve been doing since day one and it’s worked."

    "They send me these pictures, for like options, like a bunch of them for covers, of the single and the album and stuff and I was like, 'Man, whoever this chick is, she’s hot!'"

    (about being spotted without make up)
    "I honestly just don’t care. I’m so…I mean, I did that on the show so I figure, millions of people saw it – saw me – you know, without make-up on the show. And I figure, you know, like those magazines they do, and they show celebrities that has no make-up. I’m already there! I don’t need to be in it!"

    "I just [bleeped] Elton John somewhere, oh, God! I like your music!"

    "Just because a girl is single and doesn’t date a lot doesn't mean she’s a lesbian."

    "I’m a lesbian ‘cause I’m not a hoe? What does that mean?"

    (talking about the album)
    "There’s like a dance track in it that’s kinda like sexy which I don’t usually do; which I hope doesn’t become a single ‘cause I don’t wanna do a video for it ‘cause they might ask me to be sexy…and I will freak out!"

    "Hey, what’s up, this is Kelly Clarkson, this is my new single, “I Do Not Hook Up.” Except for sometimes. I’m just kidding!"

    "Alright, guys, so I’m gonna play you an oldie of mine – not that old, obviously, ‘cause I’m only been human for like, seven hours!"

    "Alright, guys, that was Nickelback with “If Today Was Your Last Day.” If today were my last day, I’d go chase down Hugh Jackman and an ice cream truck!"

    "Alright, y’all! Next up is Beyonce with [singing] “All the single ladies! All the single ladies!” ‘Cause I’m single and I like this song. And I do not hook up unless I got a ring on it!"

    "Hey, what’s up, y’all, this is Kelly Clarkson and you’re getting my new single “I Do Not Hook Up” on MyFM. I do hook up, however, if it’s Hugh Jackman."

    "Alright, this next song is by EMF. I used to have this on cassette – I dated myself, whatever!"

    "This next girl up… this is my favourite female artist – I mean, seriously, she’s like the best of our generation – and… her name is Pink. I just saw Pink, actually, in Germany and she did her show. And it was amazing! I mean, I stand on stage and sing. [laughs] She’s like, flying around, like, doing acrobatic things, and I’m like, “Oh, my God!” I complain about stairs!"

    "This song, “U + Ur Hand” has one of the best lines ever: 'Keep your drink, I just want the money.' So, I’m gonna play it for you. And if you don’t like it, you’re probably a guy! So whatever…!"

    "Next up is by The All American Rejects and it’s called “Gives You Hell” and it’s my favourite. I just wanna blare it on one of my ex’s lawns. And that’s okay. That doesn’t make me crazy. Maybe a little."

    (about being nervous performing for the Pope)
    "You know why though? Because they tell you that, they said, “Don’t offend him – ‘cause if you turn your back to him... don’t turn your back to the audience, don’t turn your back to the media...” And I’m like, 'Where the hell is my back supposed to go?!'"

    (about being a book nerd)
    Yeah. I’m nerd. Whatever. It’s weird that I’m single, right? It’s weird! [laughs by herself] Yes. [pause] Everyone’s quiet; that didn’t help.

    "It's really hard doing a really sentimental song, to be serious, because I caught myself on that screen and I guess this fan has made me half like 'That 70's Show" mom hair... It's like floating... If I'm turning you on so much, I'm sorry. It's a constant problem of mine."

    "I've been hit before and I didn't make a video crying about it!"

    "I had a really crappy boyfriend one time so I wrote a song about him. I hope he's happy... blah blah blah... I'm just kidding! It's heartfelt!"

    "It is so hard to believe that I won American Idol 7 years ago. That's so weird. I was thinking about that the whole time during that song. It's so weird that I'm still single. That's awesome. (laughs) It's like (drum roll effect). I was literally thinking about that the whole song. I was like, "And some girls are still single 7 years later. It's awesome." That just means I'm a hot commodity. I don't know what that means to y'all..."
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    I can't think of anyone who sings better than Kelly Clarkson. She is the best young singer in the world right now. She is a global superstar. And fans really identify with her, because of her openness. You feel like she is a friend, that you know her. That sets her apart.
    -- Simon Fuller
    Creator, American Idol

    She has powerful lungs. She's like the Lance Armstrong of vocal cords.
    -- Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald

    As good as Whitney, as Mariah, as Christina. She isn't aware of how good she really is.

    Kelly is not a puppet; she does not like to be told what to do. She could have gone the easy route, which is, you go with ["Since U Been Gone" producer] Max Martin — it's a guaranteed success. She made it absolutely clear that she wanted to steer the musical direction on this record. You just gotta say, 'You know what? This girl has given us millions and millions of sales.' You've got to give her that opportunity. If it works out, fantastic. If she then decides she wants to do a pop album, every good writer and producer wants to work with her. Because Kelly will be here for 30 years. She has one of the best pop voices in the world right now. What she sold in the UK, Europe, Asia had nothing to do with American Idol. It had everything to do with the fact that she made a great record and she's got an incredible voice. She's not a girl who got lucky in a talent competition; we got lucky to find her.
    -- Simon Cowell
    Record Executive/TV Personality

    It was the depth of her voice that struck me. She's got this maturity, you know, this fully developed soul voice that I wasn't expecting. It just knocked me out. It was quite riveting to listen to… She's got that quality that demands attention, which is rare.
    -- Jeff Beck
    Legendary Guitarist

    I knew nothing of Kelly Clarkson before this but can tell you, in my opinion, that she can sing her a** off. Man, she's got pipes and goes for it. She also didn't have any airs or a big posse of sycophants and was just plain up-front people, which to me is very happening 'cause I ain't so used to all the fronting that can go [on] in some scenes.
    -- Mike Watt
    Legendary American Bass Guitarist, Singer and Songwriter

    So what distinguishes the American Idol winner from the rest of them? There's a kind of a amiability, a charisma, a personality that sort of intertwines with that talent that sort of says "star quality" and that's what Kelly Clarkson had.
    -- Billy Garron
    Chief TV Critic, The Hollywood Reporter

    It's not just about singing merit, and it's not just about personal appeal with the fans. It has to be both, and she has both.

    She has an absolutely perfect pop voice. It's very clean and it's very true and honest and pure, and it's inspiring but also kind of it's got some weight behind it. There's no fluff to her.
    -- Lizzie Goodman
    Editor-At-Large, Blender Magazine

    She was determined to write her own songs, to create her own music…to have her own voice and not just be a niched product of the record label. And she knew that this was going to cause down the road some conflict with producers and record executives that wanted her to sing nothing but the Top 40 songs.

    She was a scrapper. She worked hard; she made her own demo tapes. She believed in herself when no one else thought she had a chance.
    -- Skip Hollandsworth
    Executive Editor, Texas Monthly Magazine

    She really held her ground and put her foot down determined to put out the album and the music that she wanted to put out no matter what anyone thought about it and ultimately that's what she did.
    -- Margeaux Watson
    Staff Writer, Entertainment Weekly

    Kelly is an incredibly talented singer. She has an amazing voice. I mean, she's the real deal. I think one bad album, or one poorly selling album rather, isn't going to stop her from continuing to have a career.
    -- Julie Dam
    Senior Editor, People Magazine

    There was something a little bit more going on with her voice than just the normal pre-fab pop singer.

    She's the anti-Britney; she's the anti-Mariah. She is a normal, down to earth regular girl next door. She's not anorexic; she doesn't have fake boobs. She looks like a normal person.
    -- Thor Christiensen
    Pop Music Critic, Dallas Morning News

    I think the pressure on Kelly now is self-generated mostly. She could be Carrie Underwood and just go with the flow and sell millions of records and become rich and become an icon. But I think Kelly is Miss Independent. She's her own person, and she really always has been. And she grew up that way.
    -- Mike Daniel
    Music Writer, Dallas Morning News

    Clarkson was the perky girl next door who made it to the big time with a flexible voice that seems able to tackle anything musical.

    It wasn't the songs that elevated her performance, but rather Clarkson's delivery; she lived the passion and emotion of every tune she sang.
    -- Dan Aquilante
    Music Critic, New York Post

    …Pop's most sympathetic rebel girl.
    -- Ann Powers
    Music Critic, LA Times

    Clarkson is a masterful vocal interpreter who truly understands that the finest pop songs are vehicles for communicating great stories and emotional truths.
    -- Sarah Liss
    Music Writer, CBC News

    Clarkson’s stage show sets her apart from many female pop singers of the day: no dancers or choreography, no outlandish costumes, no light shows, no lip synching, no layers of electronic sound, just Clarkson (typically barefoot and attired in jeans) and your basic garage-band backing (drummer, keyboard, some guitars, two backup singers, an occasional horn). It’s more a rock stage setting than a pop one, and tends to lower the barriers between performer and audience: her act is less dancing than cheerleading, goading the crowd to clap, jump, wave their arms and sing along, and her onstage banter veers from the humorous to the confessional.

    What comes across most of all, watching Clarkson do TV and radio appearances, is a perennially underestimated characteristic: joy. There’s nothing more infectious or attractive than a genuinely happy person.
    -- Dan McLaughlin
    Music Critic, The New Ledger

    The only pyrotechnics Kelly Clarkson needs when she walks on stage? Her own explosive vocals.
    -- Tim Stack
    Entertainment Weekly

    Clarkson could sing the transcript from a Leona Lewis interview and keep you listening.
    -- Nick Levine
    Music Editor, Digital Spy

    I think Kelly Clarkson is HOT! Anyone can get a break, but talent makes you stay.
    -- Nelly
    Recording Artist

    [Her songs] were just unbelievable, how structured they were and her understanding of music, which is not something you would expect from a pop artist. She had these ideas already in place for songs; all I really had to do was build music around them and develop them. ...going through the process with her...watching her mature into what she is now – an artist in oppose to an 'Idol’. That was the most fun I’ve had on a session. She was so much fun, but very sincere. Her voice is so incredible, it just felt like she was going to give me exactly what I was looking for, no matter what I write!
    --Ben Moody
    Writer, Musican, formerly of Evanescence

    Kelly Clarkson has an amazing voice...is an incredible talent. I don't think I have ever heard a voice sounding quite as grown as Kelly's...for being only 21 and singing close to like Whtiney and Celine, that is very cool. I have sat down and talked with Kelly and she is so down-to-earth; she's not pretending to be someone she's not. Kelly is so sweet; I had alot of fun with her; she is so funny!
    --Britney Spears
    Recording Artist

    She's the real deal...I hope at some point people will realize what's real and what's not real, and who's an artist and who's not, and who doesn't deserve to be. She is so unbelievably gorgeous in that video that is all over TV right now. The wet wedding dress and the wet hair and ... come on, man! Who knew? She is so hot. She looks so good in it.
    --Ryan Key
    Yellowcard singer

    To be that girl and not mind being photographed with your hair messed up—that is something. Can you name any other singer who would dare do that? I mean, please.
    -- Clay Aiken

    You know, I never looked up to Kelly Clarkson because of her being perfect. I looked up to her because no matter what she went through, she had class and I feel like she stayed talented. She never was arrested or anything like that and you didn't see her in the tabloids for dating a lot of people
    -- Demi Lovato
    Recording Artist/Actress
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    [crouching-tiger-disappearing-spoiler]Ellen 2009

    Rove 2009

    Paul O'Grady

    The Fix

    ET Online: Interview with Kara

    Interview with Billie (Virgin 99.9)

    Ate Kelly is Secretly Perverted
    Good News Week

    [crouching-tiger-disappearing-spoiler]('09-2-13) Kidd Kraddick Bahamas – Interview
    Kidd: How are you?
    Kelly: I’m good! I’m good! I’m freakin’ hot right now, but yeah…
    Kidd and Al: Yeah, you are!
    Kelly R.: Ow…You’re right in the sun…
    (JC: We didn’t put her in the sun…)
    Kelly: No, you’re fine, you’re fine…I’m just making fun of myself ‘cause I’m wearing black pants. Yeah.
    Kidd: You look good, though!
    Al: Going to the beach in black pants…
    Kelly: I know! I won the idiot award for the day!

    Kelly: I will admit to this and it’s such a nerd thing to admit but –
    Kidd: – not at all –
    Kelly: – uhm, I listen to this radio program for like two hours straight the first day it came out to radio, just so I can hear it on the radio…And I missed it, like it just played, so I stayed listening to the radio – I keep switching to every other station. I waited like two hours in my car! [laughs]
    Kidd: That’s great!
    Kelly: That’s so lame!
    Kidd: This was recently?
    Kelly R.: That’s cute!
    Kelly: It was so lame! But I was literally sitting in my driveway in my house…
    Kidd: Kelly Clarkson sitting in her driveway, in her car, waiting for her song to come on.
    Kelly: Yeah. My management – I was talking to my phone at one point and they were laughing at me, so…
    Al: The great part is you had it in your cd, right there in your car, but you wanna hear it on radio.
    Kelly: I did! I wanna hear y’all introduce it!
    Al: She did! She did!
    Kidd: What’s cuter than that?! Nothing!
    Kelly: Cute?! Or pathetic?

    Kidd: I talk to Jim Carrey one time and he said the worst thing about being famous is when I meet people, all they wanna talk about is me.
    Kelly: And you feel like, I’m like, I have to make myself interesting. Yeah.
    Kidd: Yeah. But not even interviews. But when you just meet somebody –
    Kelly R.: – at the Sonic –
    Kelly: [laughs] Yeah.
    Kidd: – the reason you’re meeting is because you’re “Kelly Clarkson” and you can never just say to them like, “Hey, where do you live? What do you think of the trash pick-up?”
    Al: Right.
    Kelly: Yeah. ‘Cause, likely, at the back of your mind you’re like, “Are they gonna stalk me in my house?” So I don’t wanna say where I live!

    [after telling a story of her stolen dog]
    Kelly: So if you see a yellow lab, that responds to Eddie, that’s my dog!

    Kidd: We’re gonna take a break and we’ll come back with Kelly. You’re gonna spend one more segment with us, right? Just real quick –
    Kelly: – Yeah. –
    Kelly R.: You have to.
    Kelly: I’m okay with that.
    Kidd: You must. It sucks, though. You’re just down the street and we don’t get to see you. You know? Just down the street.
    Kelly: The last time we interviewed, I think I was actually home, wasn’t I?
    Kidd: Yeah. You’re in your house.
    Al: Yeah. 20 miles away from us.
    JC: In your bed.
    Kelly: Well, because I was doing many…so I wasn’t like I…Yeah, yeah.
    Kidd: Right.
    Kelly: And I wasn’t like, just purposely not come, I think I spoke to a lot of –
    Kidd: No, it’s okay. No, it’s fine.
    Kelly: – No, I remember I did a lot of journalism that day, too.
    Kidd: We’re not offended.
    Al: No, not at all.
    Kelly: Don’t be offended! I hope you’re not!
    Kidd: Shannon was.
    Kelly R.: No, we’re not…
    Kidd: But it is what led us to steal Eddie. I’m sorry.
    Kelly: Oh, my God! If I ever see my dog in your house, I’d kill you!

    Kelly: I had like, my favourite question last night, at the Idol thing. This girl, it’s like her one question, she was shoving the thing on my face, and she goes, “How much weight have you lost?” And I was like, “None! And I look great!” [laughs]

    ('09-2-24) Live Lounge – Interview
    Kelly: I know, like, maybe, seven designers.
    DJ: And that’s about it…
    Kelly: And that’s me, like, really pulling…so…
    DJ: Okay, come on, who’re your favourite designers?
    Kelly: Ahm, I like Oscar dela Renta. I like his dresses.
    DJ: Uh-huh.
    Kelly: Ahm, Nanette Lepore’s jackets.
    DJ: Nice.
    Kelly: Marc Jacobs, I like.
    DJ: Yeah, yeah. That’s good. I also love his shoes…
    Kelly: Ahm, Elizabeth and James(?)?
    DJ: Nah, don’t know that one.
    Kelly: Yeah, I like her jackets as well. See, I’m like [stuttering, searching for words…] …jeans. I like Joe’s jeans…[laughs]

    DJ: And you’ve got so many people with you?
    Kelly: I know. I don’t know half of them, is that weird? No, I’m just kidding!

    DJ: When the door kind of first went – it was a revolving door – one came and another and another...
    Kelly: I know, we’re kinda like Jay-Z. We travel in packs. I’m just kidding!
    DJ: They’re not as quite tall and big. He had like mountains coming with him.
    Kelly: Yeah, no. We’re all tiddy-bitty…

    DJ: People do seem to really connect with you in the words you sing in your songs…
    Kelly: I know, everybody must be just as weird as me or something, I don’t know…

    DJ: So, you launched a video competition, didn’t you? Have your fans film themselves singing along to “My Life Would Suck Without You”. Right, you send that?
    Kelly: [hesitant] Yes.
    DJ: You’re looking at me with wide eyes, and I’m thinking, “I’m talking rubbish here!”
    Kelly: Oh, my God, I’m like, I honestly forgot! I don’t know!

    DJ: [about who to date] Do you have a type?
    Kelly: Uh, I don’t think I do. Actually, I do – musicians. So I’m kinda like trying to stay away from musicians.
    DJ: Oh. Because?
    Kelly: Well, obviously it doesn’t work out, so…

    DJ: What’s your relationship like with Simon Cowell these days?
    Kelly: Lovers. No, I’m just kidding! I’m just kidding. He’s gonna kill me for that! Everybody always asked me about him and I feel like we dated in another life or something…
    DJ: He’s your ex now, he’s history…
    Kelly: Yes, I dumped him!

    DJ: What can we expect from the new Kelly Clarkson in 2009?
    Kelly: Nudity. No, I’m just kidding! [laughs]
    DJ: With Simon Cowell.
    Kelly: I’m just kidding! With Simon Cowell. Is that weird? Is that awkward?!

    ('09-2-25) BBC Radio 1 Greg James – Interview
    DJ: What I like you to do is mark them out of ten.
    Kelly: Okay. What do you mean mark them?
    DJ: Just say how good they are.
    Kelly: Oh, you mean, like judge them?
    DJ: Yeah. So, you’re now Simon Cowell.
    Kelly: I was like, “Marking them?” That’s like a different thing from Texas. It’s like I’m shooting them or something!

    Kelly: I just [bleeped] Elton John somewhere, oh, God! I like your music! [laughs]

    DJ: Kelly Clarkson, thank you so much. It’s a pleasure.
    Kelly: No, thank you for having me.
    DJ: Thank you for that jingle, it was amazing.
    Kelly: Anytime.
    DJ: Best one, ever.
    Kelly: Thank you.
    DJ: I want to say enough.
    Kelly: You probably say that to everyone that comes in here.
    DJ: I don’t, actually.
    Kelly: I’m gonna read your phone and find out.

    ('09-3-22) DRS - Switzerland – Interview
    Kelly: [talking about the album] There’s like a dance track in it that’s kinda like sexy which I don’t usually do; which I hope doesn’t become a single ‘coz I don’t wanna do a video for it ‘coz they might ask me to be sexy…and I will freak out!

    DJ: Two weeks ago you were on the Bahamas?
    Kelly: I was. I was on the Bahamas. No, I was in the Bahamas, yeah. [DJ starts flipping the words “in/on” while Kelly starts laughing awkwardly] I’m sorry! I was picturing me standing over the entire Bahamas. No, I was in the Bahamas. I’m a butt! I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have said that! I’m sorry!

    DJ: You have a bunch of animals at your home?
    Kelly: I do. I mean, I’m not like a zoo or anything, but yeah…
    DJ: What kind of animals do you have?
    Kelly: Dogs and horses.
    DJ: Do you see them?
    Kelly: Yeah, I know, I’m blind. I don’t ever see them. [laughs] I’m just kidding!

    ('09-1-22) 107.5 The River- Interview
    Woody: Now, “My Life Would Suck Without You”, that is a secret message to Justin Guarini, ain’t it? [Kelly laughs] Wasn’t that originally cut from the “From Justin to Kelly” soundtrack?
    Kelly: You nailed it!
    Woody: See, I knew it…
    Kelly: Yeah, we’re actually having “From Justin to Kelly 2.” It’s coming out in the DVD near you…

    ('09-1-11) Interview - BBC Radio 1
    DJ: You are the original American Idol.
    Kelly: I am. I should get a badge for that, right, or something! –
    DJ: You should get a trophy!
    Kelly: - I’m just kidding! I’m just kidding…
    DJ: Or a little crown, maybe a tiara…
    Kelly: I know! I didn’t get a trophy…nothing!

    DJ: People are gonna look back at you when years to come and go, “Wow, that was the first one.”
    Kelly: Well, what’s funny is I was playing a game – it was like three years after I won – it’s like one of those games where like there are questions about famous people or whatever and I actually made it on a card and I was like, “Yeah!!!” It was like, “Who was the first American Idol?” or something…And I was like, “Oh, my God…”
    DJ: “Me, me!”
    Kelly: I was very excited, yeah! I was like, three years later I finally made it ‘coz I made it on a board game.

    DJ: Texts are coming in thick and fast! People are so excited that you’re on the show tonight, Kelly.
    Kelly: Hey, that’s pretty cool.
    DJ: There’s loads of people camped out of Radio 1 waiting for you today –
    Kelly: People must just be bored tonight or something!

    DJ: You look really hot on your album cover.
    Kelly: Well, whoever she is, right?!

    Kelly: They send me these pictures, for like options, like a bunch of them for covers of the single and the album and stuff and I was like, “Man, whoever this chick is, she’s hot!”

    ('09-1-14) On Air With Ryan Seacrest – Interview
    Seacrest: They tell me you are in London?
    Kelly: Yeah, I am in London.
    Seacrest: What do they say when they hear your Southern accent?
    Kelly: They actually make fun of me and always brings up George Bush.

    Seacrest: You’re reading the Twilight series and you’re on Eclipse, are you?
    Kelly: Oh, my God, no, now I’m on Breaking Dawn. It’s actually interrupting my sleeping pattern.
    Ellen: Oh, God…
    Kelly: I know, I’m crazy!
    Seacrest: It’s so good!
    Kelly: It is! Are you reading them?
    Seacrest: Are you kidding? I am trying – no, I read it – I’ve actually tried to become Edward.
    Kelly: Oh, if you ever do, call me.

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    Grammy Awards
    - 2010: Nominated - Best Pop Vocal Album (All I Ever Wanted)
    - 2008: Nominated - Best Country Collaboration With Vocals ("Because of You" with Reba McEntire)
    - 2006: Won - Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ("Since U Been Gone")
    - 2006: Won - Best Pop Vocal Album (Breakaway)
    - 2004: Nominated - Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ("Miss Independent")

    Billboard Music Awards
    - 2005: Nominated - Hot 100 Artist of the Year
    - 2005: Won - Hot 100 Female Artist
    - 2005: Won - Pop 100 Artist of the Year
    - 2005: Won - Pop 100 Female Artist
    - 2005: Won - Pop 100 Single (Since U Been Gone)
    - 2005: Won - Pop 100 Airplay Single (Since U Been Gone)
    - 2005: Nominated - The Billboard 200 Female Artist
    - 2005: Nominated - Hot Digital Song Artist
    - 2005: Nominated - Hot Digital Song (Since U Been Gone)
    - 2005: Nominated - Hot Digital Track Artist
    - 2005: Won - Hot Digital Track (Since U Been Gone)
    - 2005: Won - Hot Dance Radio Airplay Artist
    - 2005: Won - Hot Adult Contemporary Artist
    - 2005: Won - Hot Adult Contemporary Song (Breakaway)
    - 2005: Won - Top Soundtrack Single (Breakaway)
    - 2005: Won - Adult Contemporary Artist
    - 2002: Won - Best Selling Single Of The Year (A Moment Like This)

    American Music Awards
    - 2006: Won - Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist
    - 2006: Won - Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist
    - 2005: Won - Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist
    - 2005: Won - T-Mobile Text-In Award (Artist Of The Year)
    - 2005: Nominated - Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist
    - 2005: Nominated - Favorite Pop/Rock Album
    - 2003: Nominated - Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist

    ASCAP Pop Music Awards
    - 2007: Won - Song of The Year Award ("Because Of You")
    - 2007: Won - Most Performed Songs of The Year Award ("Because of You", "Behind These Hazel Eyes", "Walk Away")
    - 2004: Won - Song Writer Award (Kelly Clarkson & Rhett Lawrence "Miss Independent")

    ASCAP Country Music Awards
    - 2008: Won - Most Performed Song ("Because of You")

    Women's World Award
    - 2009: Won - World Entertainment Award

    MTV Video Music Awards
    - 2009: Nominated - Best Female Video (My Life Would Suck Without You)
    - 2006: Won - Best Female Video (Because of You)
    - 2006: Nominated - Viewer's Choice Award (Because of You)
    - 2005: Won - Best Female Video (Since U Been Gone)
    - 2005: Won - Best Pop Video (Since U Been Gone)
    - 2005: Nominated - Viewer's Choice Award (Since U Been Gone)
    - 2003: Nominated - Best New Artist In A Video (Miss Independent)
    - 2003: Nominated - Best Pop Video (Miss Independent)
    - 2003: Nominated - Viewer's Choice Award (Miss Independent)

    People's Choice Awards
    - 2006: Won - Favorite Female Performer
    - 2005: Won - Favorite Female Performer

    People Choice Red Carpet Honors
    - 2006: Won - Best Smile

    Radio Music Awards
    - 2005: Nominated - Song Of The Year / Adult Hit Radio (Breakaway)
    - 2005: Nominated - Song Of The Year / Mainstream Hit Radio (Since U Been Gone)
    - 2005: Nominated - Song Of The Year / Mainstream Hit Radio (Behind These Hazel Eyes)
    - 2005: Nominated - Artist Of The Year / Adult Hit Radio
    - 2005: Won - Artist Of The Year / Mainstream Hit Radio
    - 2003: Nominated - Song Of The Year / Top 40 Radio (Miss Independent)
    - 2003: Nominated - Best Driving Song

    Teen Choice Awards
    - 2009: Nominated - Choice Music: Single (My Life Would Suck Without You)
    - 2007: Nominated - Choice Music: Payback Track (Never Again)
    - 2006: Nominated - Choice Female Artist
    - 2005: Won - Choice Album (Breakaway)
    - 2005: Won - Choice Summer Song (Behind These Hazel Eyes)
    - 2005: Won - Choice Single (Since U Been Gone)
    - 2005: Won - Choice Female Artist
    - 2003: Won - Choice Female Music Artist
    - 2003: Nominated - Choice Summer Movie (From Justin To Kelly)
    - 2003: Nominated - Choice Summer Song (Miss Independent)
    - 2003: Nominated - Choice Crossover Artist
    - 2003: Nominated - Choice Breakout Artist
    - 2003: Nominated - Choice Breakout Movie Star, Female
    - 2003: Nominated - Choice Chemistry (From Justin To Kelly)
    - 2003: Nominated - Choice Love Song (A Moment Like This)

    MTV Video Music Awards Latin America
    - 2005: Nominated - Best International Pop Artist
    - 2005: Nominated - Best New International Artist
    - 2006: Nominated - Best International Pop Artist

    BRIT Awards
    - 2006: Nominated - Best Pop Act
    - 2006: Nominated - Best International Female Solo Artist

    MuchMusic Video Award
    - 2009: Nominated-International Video of the Year (My Life Would Suck Without You)
    - 2009: Won - Hangover Award (Best Footwear)
    - 2006: Won - People's Choice Favorite International Artist


    [crouching-tiger-disappearing-spoiler]Rolling Stone Music Polls
    - 2009: Won - Most Exciting Album of 2009

    Rolling Stone Magazine
    - 2009: Nominated - Artist of the Decade (2000-2009)

    ACM Awards (Academy of Country Music)
    -2008: Nominated - Vocal Event of the Year

    CMT (Country Music Television) Awards
    - 2008: Nominated - Collaborative Video of the Year (Kelly Clarkson & Reba McEntire - Because of You)
    - 2008: Nominated - Video Director of The Year (Roman White) (Kelly Clarkson & Reba McEntire - Because of You)

    Pollstar Awards
    - 2009: Nominated - Most Creative Tour Package (Reba/Kelly)

    CMT Online Awards
    - 2008: Won - #1 Streamed Live Performance

    CMA (Country Music Awards)
    - 2007: Nominated - Musical Event of the Year (Kelly Clarkson & Reba McEntire - Because of You)

    ECHO Awards
    - 2007: Nominated - Favorite International Female Artist Rock/Pop

    BMI Pop Awards
    - 2007: Won - Song of the Year ("Because of You")

    J-14 Hottest in Everything Honors
    - 2007: Won - #1 Hottest in Pop (August 2007)

    Pop Star Magazine Poptastic Honors
    - 2007: Nominated - All-Time Idol

    MusiQ Awards
    - 2007: Won - Artist of The Year

    Music Choice Awards
    - 2007: Won - Artist of the Month (August 2007)

    Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards
    - 2006: Won - Favorite Female Singer

    XM Nation Awards
    - 2005: Won - Pop Artist Of The Year
    - 2005: Won - Dashboard Anthem - Best Pop Sing-Along (Since U Been Gone)

    AOL Awards
    - 2005: Won - Artist of the Year
    - 2005: Won - Best Musical Buddy

    TV Choice Awards
    - 2005: Won - Strongest Voice

    TMF Awards (Belgium)
    - 2006: Won - Best Pop International
    - 2005: Won - Best Female Pop International

    World Music Awards
    - 2005: Nominated - World's Best-Selling Pop Female Artist
    - 2003: Nominated - Best New Female Artist

    Kryptonsite Awards
    - 2008: Won - Best Song - "Sober"

    MTV Asia Awards
    - 2006: Won - Favorite Female Artist

    Juno Awards
    - 2006: Nominated - International Album of the Year[/crouching-tiger-disappearing-spoiler]
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    A collection of articles published since she first captured our hearts on TV.

    Why America Loves Kelly Clarkson?

    (September 2002)
    Why do so many people love Kelly Clarkson? Let us count the ways. Better yet, let us look back and see how Kelly stole our hearts throughout the competition.

    The Reborn Identity

    (March 2005)
    Kelly Clarkson breaks away from ''American Idol'' -- The Texas native talks about Ashlee Simpson, changing management, and her failed movie career.

    Since She's Been Gone

    (May 2005)
    Three years after her we-can’t-believe-we-were-crying-too American Idol moment, Kelly Clarkson’s new reality looks a lot like her old one in Burleson.

    When Did Kelly Clarkson Become So Hip?

    (August 2005)
    Everyone from Yellowcard to Steve Carell sings her praises.

    Woman of the Year: Everybody Loves Kelly (Yes, even you)

    (January 2006)
    Here are four words for why Kelly is our Woman of the Year: Since. U. Been. Gone. Oh, and three more: Not. Clay. Aiken. Last three: Likes. To. Drink.

    Miss Independent

    (February 2006)
    How Kelly Clarkson shed her Idol crown and stole pop music's throne.

    Rebel Yell
    (June 2007)
    Kelly Clarkson has never looked back since her across-the-nation coronation—but after millions of albums sold, fistful or awards, and a run of hit singles, she's deciding where she goes from here.

    Kelly Clarkson and the Bubblegum Machine

    (July 2007)
    Her boyfriend broke her heart, her label hates her new record and America’s Sweetheart couldn’t care less. “Life’s too short to be a pushover,” she says.

    USA Today:
    Former 'Idol' Kelly Clarkson Has All She Ever Wanted
    (March 2009)
    Kelly Clarkson can't stop saying she's sorry. Having shown up 10 minutes late for a morning interview — she had trouble dozing off the night before, then overslept, she explains — the normally punctual singer spends much of the next 10 minutes apologizing for everything from her tardiness to her appearance...

    We Heart Her
    (March 2009)
    Why it's cool to love Kelly Clarkson.

    Our Lives Would Suck Without Her
    (April 2009)
    th_2009april_blender7.jpg[/crouching-tiger-disappearing-spoiler]In 2007, she had to fight to put out her angsty breakup record. Her poppy new album isn’t so risky – but that doesn’t mean that the Idol champ has given up her taste for drama.

    In Praise of Kelly Clarkson: Democracy’s Pop Star

    (June 2009)
    What Kelly Clarkson has done is to apply the aspects of traditional musical stardom most appropriate to a cross-genre singer elected by her own fans, and in so many ways representative of them. Even if her example is not easily copied, it holds out the promise of legitimacy for experiments the world over in musical democracy.
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