About Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson was born on April 24, 1982 in Fort Worth, Texas. Growing up, Kelly turned to music as a way to escape. Growing up, Kelly's family did not have much money to spare so she used music as a way to entertain herself. When her parents got a divorce, music was her way of coping.
Kelly's middle school choir teacher named Cynthia Glenn, was one of the first people to discover her overwhelming talent. After overhearing Kelly singing, she asked her to audition for the school choir. Later on in high school, she performed in many different musicals including Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Annie Get Your Gun, and Brigadoon. Upon graduating from high school, Kelly received many full scholarships to some renowned colleges. She declined each one, however, because her heart remained with music.
In 2001, the young girl with the huge dreams went to Los Angeles to hopefully find her big break in the music industry. After appearing as an extra on many television shows but ultimately finding no success, Kelly moved back to her hometown of Burleson, Texas where she worked in a movie theater.
Later in 2002, Kelly decided to audition for American Idol, hoping that this time she would find even a hint of success. After winning over the judges, she got her golden ticket and went on to compete on the music competition television show. With nearly 60 percent of the votes on the season finale, Kelly became the first American Idol.
Since her victory on American Idol, Kelly Clarkson has become famous among people of all ages around the world. She has released a total of five records, all of which were big hits among her fans. She has also toured the world more than ten times to perform in packed venues. Kelly Clarkson will be releasing a new album in 2014.
Kelly Clarkson and Maroon 5 will be preforming on the Honda Civic Tour which will be going around the country in 2013.
Kelly and Maroon 5 will play in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl on Oct 6th.