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Kelly Clarkson biography: 13 things about singer born in Fort Worth, Texas


Kelly Brianne Clarkson is a singer, a songwriter, a host, an actress and an author born in Fort Worth, Texas, United States to Stephen Michael Clarkson and Jeanne Ann Rose Clarkson. Stephen was an engineer while Jeanne was a first-grade English teacher.

Stephen and Jeanne have another daughter named Alyssa Clarkson and a son named Jason Clarkson. Stephen has two more sons from his second marriage.

Kelly is of Greek, English, Irish and Welsh descent and was raised Southern Baptist. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. In 1988, her parents divorced.
  2. She attended Pauline Hughes Middle School in Burleson, Texas. In the seventh grade, the school’s choir teacher Cynthia Glenn overheard her singing in a hallway and asked her to audition for the school choir. In 2000, she graduated from Burleson High School in Burleson where she performed in several musicals.
  3. In 2001, she moved from Texas to Los Angeles, California, USA to pursue a career in music. She won “American Idol: The Search for a Superstar“, which aired on Fox from June 11, 2002 to September 4, 2002. She was runner-up to Kurt Nilsen of Norway in “World Idol“, which aired from December 25, 2003 to January 1, 2004.
  4. She starred in the films “Issues 101” in 2002 and “From Justin to Kelly” in 2003. Her debut studio album “Thankful” was released in 2003 followed by her second studio album “Breakaway” in 2004.
  5. In 2006, she started managing an autoimmune condition and a thyroid condition. Her third studio album “My December” was released in 2007 followed by her fourth studio album “All I Ever Wanted” in 2009.
  6. Her fifth studio album “Stronger” was released in 2011. She starred in the 2011 film “Broke*.”
  7. In 2012, she started dating dating talent manager Brandon Blackstock. His father Narvel Blackstock is her former manager.
  8. He sixth studio album “Wrapped in Red” was released in 2013. On October 20, 2013, she and Brandon got married. He was her manager while they were married. She gave birth to their daughter River Rose Blackstock in June 2014 and to their son Remington “Remy” Alexander in April 2016.
  9. Her seventh studio album “Piece by Piece” was released in 2015. HarperCollins published her books “River Rose and the Magical Lullaby” in 2016 and “River Rose and the Magical Christmas” in 2017. She starred in the 2017 film “The Star“. Her eighth studio album “Meaning of Life” was released in 2017.
  10. She was one of the coaches of “The Voice” from 2018 to 2021.
  11. She voiced Moxy in “UglyDolls“, an animated film released on May 3, 2019. Her talk show “The Kelly Clarkson Show” premiered on September 9, 2019.
  12. She voiced Delta Dawn in “Trolls World Tour“, an animated film released on April 10, 2020. In June 2020, she filed for divorce from Brandon, citing irreconcilable differences, which was finalized on August 3, 2021. On October 15, 2021, Atlantic Records released her ninth studio album “When Christmas Comes Around…
  13. On March 28, 2022, a judge in California legally changed her name to Kelly Brianne.

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