In Spain the name Kelly Clarkson is unknown to millions of people. This is normal, since the American actress, singer and star has not left the borders of the United States after more than two decades of success.
Kelly Clarkson was born on April 24, 1982. She turned 40 in 2022 and will be 41 in a month. She was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to parents Jeanne Ann, a first-grade English teacher, and Stephen Michael Clarkson, an engineer.
After graduating from high school, Clarkson turned down scholarships from the University of Texas, the University of North Texas and Berklee College of Music. She had already written a lot of music and wanted to try her hand at it on her own. The artist says she felt that one is never too old to go to college, but that opportunities do pass.
Kelly Clarkson has an estimated net worth of about $45 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, the American portal specialized in calculating the wealth of celebrities.
Kelly Clarkson as a musical artist
The American singer and television star rose to fame after winning the first season of American Idol in 2002. Her first single, “A Moment Like This”, was the best-selling single in the United States in 2002 and was part of her debut album Thankful.
In 2004 she reinvented herself as a pop star with her second album, Breakaway, which achieved record-breaking sales and impact. It sold more than 12 million copies worldwide and won two Grammy Awards with them.
She has sold more than 25 million albums and 45 million singles worldwide in total and has become the first artist in history to top the Billboard pop, adult contemporary pop, adult pop, country and dance charts.
Kelly Clarkson as a television star
Kelly has also been a judge on the famous American television program The Voice and since 2019 presents her own popular talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show.
The artist has not stopped combining music and television during this last decade, although during the part of presenter and guest on programs and shows is the one that is giving her more revenue and fame in her maturity.
From a child prodigy of music to a stable figure in the world of television, she is an unknown in Spain and an institution in the United States.
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