We Love Kelly Clarkson!
Full Name: Kelly Brianne Clarkson
Birth Date: April 24, 1982
Birth Place: Burleson, Texas
Height: 5' 4"
Kelly Clarkson is known throughout the music industry for her strong vocals and intense performances. She first blew away the nation on American Idol where she went head on with millions of other vocalist that believed, they were the next American Idol. But there could only be one, and Kelly won over the nation and became the American Idol. Kelly Clarkson is now a household name, in magazines, television, and radio. Her real-life lyrics relate to almost everyone, no matter the age. She has a powerhouse voice and a sort of confidence that blows all other female performers out of the water. Which is why she's one of the most popular entertainers of today.
Kelly Clarkson grew up in Burleson, Texas with two older siblings Jason and Alyssa, her mother, Jeanne Ann Rose, and her father, Stephen Michael Clarkson. Her parents split up when Kelly was 6 years old and lived with her mother, as her siblings were both sent to seperate homes. After trying to support her family by moving around Texas and finding many different jobs to make the money needed, her mother finally settled down with her new husband, Jimmy Taylor in Burleson Texas. During her highschool career Kelly was in the choir after being asked to audition by the choir director. Kelly became active in the theatre and vocal music department at her school. She knew she what she wanted to do and she was determined to get there. After graduating highschool class of 2000 Kelly moved to Hollywood to try to find her way to the major record labels. While in Hollywood Kelly was being mentored by songwriter Gerry Goffin, was an extra on both, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and That 70's Show. Clarkson moved back to her small town in Texas after her apartment in Hollywood had burnt down. Kelly heard about a new reality show called 'American Idol' from friends and was encouraged to audition. Kelly ended up winning the contest and won herself a recording contract and became known throughtout the music world. Read Full Biography...
Kelly Clarkson NewsKelly to Sing for the Pope March 26, 2008
Kelly Clarkson is scheduled to sing for Pope Benedict XVI, during his upcoming visit to the U.S. As you might guess, Kel is thrilled to have been given this opportunity… honestly who wouldn't be?
She will be performing several of her songs at a youth rally, in Yonkers New York, on April 19th. She will then perform Ave Maria, for the Pope, himself.
Kelly, who grew up singing church music, has always dreamed of singing that particular song, to someone special, at some point in her career. Imagine her surprise, when she received the invitation. Way to go, Kelly. Give our best to the Pope.
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