Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, and television character.

She rose to reputation in 2002, after prevailing in the primary season of American Idol, which earned her a file deal with RCA statistics.

Clarkson's debut unmarried, "A second Like This", crowned the united states Billboard hot 100 charts and has become one of a's pleasant-selling singles of 2002.

It turned into accompanied by the discharge of her debut album, grateful (2003), which debuted atop the USA Billboard 2 hundred.

seeking to reinvent her picture, Clarkson parted approaches with Idol control and shifted to a pop-rock song for her 2d album, Breakaway (2004).