Who is Kelly Clarkson, age, career, Kelly Clarkson show, husband, divorce, children, Philanthropy, children books and net worth

Kelly Brianne Clarkson was born on  April 24, 1982 (age 38 years) in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A. She is an American singer, songwriter, actress, author, and television personality.

KELLY CLARKSON SHOW

Clarkson began hosting the daytime variety talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, which premiered on September 9, 2019.

In May 2020, Clarkson was nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards for The Kelly Clarkson Show, including Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show and Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host. The show itself earned seven nominations, the most for any talk show, with Clarkson winning in the category Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.

In February 2021, Kelly interviewed Jill Biden, the First Lady of the United States of America.

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visit with Kelly Clarkson 

MARRIAGE: DIVORCE

In 2012, she began dating talent manager Brandon Blackstock.  Clarkson and Blackstock married on October 20, 2013, at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee.

Clarkson is the stepmother to Blackstock’s daughter and son, from his previous marriage and  together, they have a daughter born in 2014 and a son born in 2016.

In June 2020, Clarkson filed for divorce from Blackstock, citing irreconcilable differences. On November 30, 2020, court documents obtained by USA Today revealed that Clarkson won primary custody of both of their children.

In October 2019, Clarkson said that she has been managing an autoimmune condition and a thyroid condition since 2006.

Kelly and Her family

PHILANTHROPY 

In April 2007, Clarkson took part in “Idol Gives Back”, a fundraiser for people in poverty in both Africa and the U.S., performing “Up to the Mountain” along with Jeff Beck.

Clarkson also got involved in the organization “Houses of Hope”, who take care and build orphanages for children in South Africa who have been affected by HIV/AIDS, abuse and poverty.

Clarkson also supports the charities Save the Children, UNICEF, “Do Something” and “STOMP Out Bullying” and music causes like the Save the Music Foundation.

In 2013, Clarkson supported Feeding America, The Ad Council, and their Child Hunger PSA Campaign, which provides food for children facing hunger problems.

CHILDREN BOOKS

In February 2016, it was announced that Clarkson had signed a book deal with HarperCollins. Her first children’s book, River Rose and the Magical Lullaby was released on October 4, 2016.

The second book, River Rose and the Magical Christmas was released on October 24, 2017, and included an original song written and sung by Clarkson.

This Is For My Girls poster

On March 15, 2016, First Lady Michelle Obama released “This Is for My Girls”, a collaborative track featuring vocals from Clarkson, Janelle Monáe, Kelly Rowland, Lea Michele, Zendaya, and Missy Elliott to promote the First Lady’s third-world educational initiative Let Girls Learn.

CAREER

Clarkson is a soprano, with a range spanning from E3 to G6. Clarkson can ascend to the whistle register, as well as possessing the ability to sing complex melisma.

Clarkson has earned the title “Queen of Covers” for her ability to perform songs from artists of various genres.

She rose to fame for winning the first season of American Idol in 2002, which earned her a record deal with RCA. Her debut single, “A Moment Like This”, topped the US Billboard Hot 100 and became the country’s best-selling 2002 single.

Kelly Clarkson

Supported by four US top-ten singles: “Breakaway”, “Since U Been Gone”, “Behind These Hazel Eyes”, and “Because of You”, Breakaway(2014), Clarkson’s second album, sold over 12 million copies worldwide and won two Grammy Awards.

Clarkson took further creative control for her third studio album, My December (2007), by co-writing all of its tracks and becoming its executive producer.

 Clarkson’s fourth and fifth studio albums, All I Ever Wanted (2009) and Stronger (2011), returned to a lighter tone and pop-rock sound, with the former becoming her second US number-one album, and the latter making her the first artist to win the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album twice.

Both albums spawned a Hot 100 number-one single: “My Life Would Suck Without You”, which holds the record for the biggest jump to number one in the chart’s history, and “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”, which also became her best-selling single worldwide.

Clarkson became the first American female artist to release the best-selling holiday album of the year with Wrapped in Red (2013).

Kelly in The Kelly Clarkson Show

After leaving RCA and signing with Atlantic in 2016, Clarkson released her soul-influenced eighth album, Meaning of Life (2017), which was promoted by her highest-grossing tour to date.

Clarkson has sold over 25 million albums and 45 million singles worldwide. She has 11 top-ten singles in the US, and nine top-ten singles in the UK, Canada, and Australia. She became the first artist in history to top each of Billboard‘s pop, adult contemporary, adult pop, country, and dance charts.

Clarkson has served as a coach on The Voice since its fourteenth season.

Clarkson has received three MTV Video Music Awards, four American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, and a Daytime Emmy Award. Billboard has hailed Clarkson as “one of pop music’s greatest singers”, and honored her with the Powerhouse Award for her vocals.

NET WORTH

Kelly Clarkson is valued at a net worth of $50 million dollars, as of 2021.

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