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Kelly Clarkson is an American singer-songwriter and occasional actress. Kelly Clarkson made her debut under RCA Records after she won the first season of the television series American Idol in 2002. Clarkson 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 first four albums have sold over 10.4 million copies in the United States. Kelly Clarkson was the highest-selling American Idol album in the United States until November 2009, when Carrie Underwood claimed that distinction by a narrow margin of 100,000 albums. Clarkson, however, remains the highest-selling American Idol alum overall, with over 23 million albums sold worldwide to Underwood's 14 million.

About Kelly Clarkson

Eleven of Clarkson'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.

In addition to her music, Clarkson had the lead role in the movie From Justin to Kelly (2003) along with Justin Guarini. She played Brenda Lee in the television drama American Dreams and appeared in the sitcom Reba. She also participated in comedy skits on MADtv (2002) and Saturday Night Live (2005).

Clarkson has toured extensively worldwide as a solo act. After Clarkson's appearance on the CMT Crossroads and her duet version of "Because of You" (2007) with Reba McEntire, they co-headlined the 2 Worlds 2 Voices Tour (2008).

Clarkson's fourth album, All I Ever Wanted, was released March 10, 2009. During recording of the album, Clarkson worked closely with producer-songwriters Ryan Tedder, Dr. Luke, Max Martin, and Howard Benson, among others. The album’s recording was completed on October 23, 2008. The first single off the album, "My Life Would Suck Without You", was sent to radio on January 13, 2009, and was available to download thereafter. The single first entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #97. The following week, the single shot to #1, breaking the record of largest leap to the top spot, formerly held by Britney Spears' "Womanizer" This marks the second time Clarkson has broken the record, her first being the American Idol victory ballad "A Moment Like This", which shot from #52 to #1 in 2002. In March 2009, Clarkson reached #1 in the UK singles chart with "My Life Would Suck Without You", and became Clarkson's first UK #1 single. In its first week of sales, it moved 255,000 copies in the USA, and debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200. The album sold 90,000 copies in its second week and remained at #1. The album's second single is "I Do Not Hook Up." It was sent to U.S. Radio on April 14. It debuted in the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 at #20, entered the Billboard Hot 100 charts at #88, and has climbed to #20. In July 2009, "Already Gone", which already charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and Canadian Hot 100 at #70 early in 2009, was confirmed as the album's third single. The music video for the song premiered that month and the 32 date tour for North America was announced as well. The single drop date for North America was announced for August 11, 2009. "Already Gone" has peaked at #13 Billboard Hot 100.

Kelly Clarkson performed as one of many guests for the return of VH1 Divas on September 17, 2009.

Kelly Clarkson has been announced as one of the Vh1 Save the Music Foundation ambassadors for 2009-2010.

Kelly Clarkson gave an interview on MTV.com saying that she is currently writing songs for her fifth studio album, and hopes for a late 2010 release.

Kelly Clarkson's album, All I Ever Wanted, received a Grammy Award nomination for "Best Pop Vocal Album".