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Kelly Clarkson: From American Idol Contestant to Selling Out Shows

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    In 2002 Kelly Clarkson, just a small town girl from Texas auditioned for the original first season of "American Idol" showing off immense talent. (Photo Credit 'Getty Images')
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    The singer broke out after winning the first season of American Idol, and has since been established as "The Original American Idol" (Photo Credit 'Getty Images')
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    Kelly Clarkson debut album 'Thankful' was released in 2003. Its lead single, "Miss Independent", became an international hit, earning Clarkson her first Grammy nomination.
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    'Thankful' has been certified 2x platinum and sold over 4.5 million copies internationally.
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    Kelly Clarkson always brings a ton of energy to the stage.
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    Kelly took more creative control and developed a more pop rock-oriented sound for her second studio album, Breakaway.
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    Clarkson supported her newest album, Breakaway, with the Breakaway World Tour — consisting of three sub-tours from 2005 to 2006.
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    Kelly Clarkson scored two awards at the 2005 MTV VMA's for Best Female Video and Best Pop Video for 'Since You've Been Gone'
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    Kelly Clarkson accepted the Favorite Female Singer Award onstage at the 32nd Annual People's Choice Awards
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    Singer Kelly Clarkson with her Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance awards poses in the press room at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards
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    Clarkson has also dabbled in country music over the years. Her song 'Because of You' was played on several country stations and she attended several CMT Awards.
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    Kelly Clarkson hosted the day time MTV show TRL with Rihanna and Lindsay Lohan
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    Clarkson's Third studio album "My December" was released. Unlike her previous album it relied on darker themes and was more rock-oriented.
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    Reba McEntire joined Kelly Clarkson onstage to perform at the 43rd annual Academy Of Country Music Awards All-Star Jam.
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    Kelly Clarkson's 4th studio album 'All I Ever Wanted' was released in March, 2009. The album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 and sold 960,000 copies in the US.
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    Kelly Clarkson was featured on country artist Jason Aldean's song, 'Don't You Wanna Stay.' The two performed the song together at the 44th Annual CMA Awards..
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    Kelly Clarkson was invited to perform at the the first ever iHeartRadio Music Festival. September 23, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada
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    Kelly Clarkson released her 5th studio album, 'Stronger' in OCtomber 2011 It became a commercial success.
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    Clarkson promoted 'Stronger' with two concert tours - The Stronger Tour and the co-headlining 2012 Summer Tour with alternative rock band The Fray.
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    Kelly Clarkson got engaged to her boyfriend of a year in December 2012, "I am so lucky and with the greatest guy ever." Brandon Blackstock is also Reba McEntire's step son.
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    Clarkson's first greatest hits album, Greatest Hits: Chapter One, was released on November 19, 2012.
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    For Kelly Clarkson's most recent tour she teams up with Maroon 5 for the Honda Civic Tour Summer 2013