- NAME: Kelly Clarkson
- OCCUPATION: Singer
- BIRTH DATE: April 24, 1982 (Age: 31)
- Did You Know?: Kelly Clarkson broke the record for the farthest jump to the No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 twice, first in 2002 with her single "A Moment Like This" and in 2009 with "My Life Would Suck Without You."
- EDUCATION: Burleson High School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Fort Worth, Texas
- Full Name: Kelly Brianne Clarkson Blackstock
- AKA: Kelly Clarkson
- Originally: Kelly Brianne Clarkson
- ZODIAC SIGN: Taurus
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Kelly Clarkson is an American Idol winner who went on to record several top 10 hits including "Breakaway," "Behind These Hazel Eyes" and "Because of You."
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She later expressed regret about the dispute, saying that it had been blown way out of proportion. Clarkson also said that Davis "has been a key advisor and... an important force in my success... he has also given me respect by releasing my new album when he was not obligated to do so."
In 2009, Clarkson released her fourth album, All I Ever Wanted. The first single off the album, "My Life Would Suck Without You," hit the airwaves in January 2009, shooting from No. 97 on the Billboard Hot 100 to No. 1. The jump broke the record of largest leap to the top spot. This marked the second time Clarkson broke this record; in 2002, her American Idol single "A Moment Like This" catpulted from No. 52 to No. 1. The album also made it to No. 1 in the United States, selling 255,000 copies in its first week.
In December 2012, Clarkson announced via Twitter her engagement to Brandon Blackstock, her boyfriend of one year, writing on her personal Twitter page: "I'M ENGAGED!!!!! I wanted y'all to know!! Happiest night of my life last night! I am so lucky and am with the greatest man ever." Blackstock is the son of Clarkson's manager, Narvel Blackstock, and stepson of singer Reba McEntire. Clarkson also celebrated her engagement with a performance of her song "Catch My Breath" on Vh1 Divas—her third performance on the show to date.
Clarkson and Blackstock tied the knot the following October. The couple wed at Blackberry Farms in Tennessee on October 20th. Exactly one month later, on November 20, 2013, Clarkson used her Twitter account yet again to release breaking news about her personal life. She announced that she was expecting her first child with husband Blackstock. "I'm pregnant!!! Brandon and I are so excited! Best early Christmas present ever :)," she wrote.
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