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Kelly Clarkson makes first post-baby appearance in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Kelly Clarkson makes first post-baby appearance in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

NASHVILLE, Aug. 22 (UPI) --A fidgety Kelly Clarkson took to Facebook on Thursday to share a video of herself and her husband Brandon Blackstock taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
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Reba McEntire entreats fans to 'Pray for Peace' in new song

Reba McEntire entreats fans to 'Pray for Peace' in new song

GALLATIN, Tenn., July 23 (UPI) --Reba McEntire asks fans to "Pray for Peace" in her new music video, and says the song is "an act of perseverance, prayer, hope, fellowship and mostly love."
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Kelly Clarkson tweets about having first glass of wine since giving birth

Kelly Clarkson tweets about having first glass of wine since giving birth

NASHVILLE, July 1 (UPI) --Kelly Clarkson took to Twitter Tuesday to celebrate two landmarks: having "made a human," and drinking her first glass of wine since giving birth.
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Kelly Clarkson shares first photo of baby River Rose

Kelly Clarkson shares first photo of baby River Rose

NASHVILLE, June 20 (UPI) --Kelly Clarkson took to Twitter on Friday to share the first photo of daughter River Rose.
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Adam Levine admits 'The Voice' has 'problems' finding a star

Adam Levine admits 'The Voice' has 'problems' finding a star

LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) --Adam Levine admitted to Rolling Stone that "The Voice" has "problems" creating breakout stars.
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River Rose Blackstock is Kelly Clarkson's baby's name

River Rose Blackstock is Kelly Clarkson's baby's name

NASHVILLE, June 15 (UPI) --Kelly Clarkson names new daughter River Rose Blackstock.
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Kelly Clarkson and husband to welcome first child together amid cheating rumors

Kelly Clarkson and husband to welcome first child together amid cheating rumors

NASHVILLE, June 3 (UPI) --Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock are staying together to welcome their soon-to-be-born first child in spite of reports that he cheated on the singer.
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Kelly Clarkson shows off growing baby bump in Nashville

Kelly Clarkson shows off growing baby bump in Nashville

NASHVILLE, April 21 (UPI) -- Kelly Clarkson showed off her growing baby bump as she stepped out in Nashville, Tenn., on Sunday.
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Nick Lachey discusses brother's autism for the first time

Nick Lachey discusses brother's autism for the first time

LOS ANGELES, April 16 (UPI) -- Nick Lachey opened up about his 19-year-old brother's autism a week after he launched the Lindt Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction to raise awareness for autism.
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Kelly Clarkson's baby is a...

Kelly Clarkson's baby is a...

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The original 'American Idol' guessed right.
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'Beyonce' tops U.S. album chart for a third week

'Beyonce' tops U.S. album chart for a third week

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Beyonce's self-titled album is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a third week, Billboard.com reported Thursday.
'Beyonce' tops U.S. album chart for a second week

'Beyonce' tops U.S. album chart for a second week

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Beyonce's self-titled CD is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a second consecutive week, Billboard.com reported Thursday.
'Beyonce' tops the U.S. album chart

'Beyonce' tops the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Beyonce's self-titled album, which was released last week with no advance notice, is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com announced Wednesday.
'Blame It All on My Roots' tops the U.S. album chart

'Blame It All on My Roots' tops the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Garth Brooks' "Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Midnight Memories' tops U.S. album chart

'Midnight Memories' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- One Direction's "Midnight Memories" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
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Kelly Clarkson walks through the halls of the stadium after singing the National Anthem before the New York Yankees play the Cleveland Indians in the first regular season game at the new Yankee Stadium in New York City on April 16, 2009. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)
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Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American pop rock singer-songwriter and actress. Clarkson rose to fame after winning the inaugural season of the television series American Idol in 2002 and would later become the runner-up in the television special World Idol in 2003.

Clarkson has released four albums to date under RCA Records: her multi-platinum debut album Thankful (2003) (which was nominated for a Grammy Award and sold more than 4 million copies worldwide), her multi-platinum second album Breakaway (2004) (which won two Grammy Awards and sold more than 12 million copies worldwide), her platinum third album My December (2007), and her latest platinum album All I Ever Wanted (2009) (which was nominated for a Grammy Award and sold more than 7 million copies worldwide). Her albums have sold over 10.6 million copies in the United States. Clarkson is the only American Idol contestant to have reached number one in the UK. She claimed number one on March 1, 2009, when "My Life Would Suck Without You" debuted number one on downloads alone. Clarkson is also ranked on the top 200 album sellers of the Nielsen SoundScan era at number 187. Eleven of Clarkson's singles became Top 20 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. She has two number one singles in the Billboard Hot 100 to date.Her single, "My Life Would Suck Without You", advanced from No. 97 to No. 1 on the Hot 100 in its first week of release, breaking the record for the largest leap to the top position in chart history.

Clarkson has toured extensively worldwide as a solo act. She has performed in other versions of American Idol such as Pop Idol, Swedish Idol, Canadian Idol, Australian Idol, as well as other singing competitions such as The X Factor and Superstar K. After Clarkson's appearance on the CMT Crossroads and her duet version of "Because of You" (2007) with Reba McEntire, they co-headlined the 2 Worlds 2 Voices Tour (2008). As of 2009, her solo version of "Because of You" (2005) is the biggest single from an American Idol album, with sales of seven million singles worldwide. In December 2009, Billboard ranked "Because of You" as the seventh most successful pop song of the decade. Billboard named Clarkson the "most successful American Idol of all time", factoring in album sales, singles sales, and radio plays. Billboard ranked Clarkson the #14 artist of the 2000-10 decade. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Clarkson is the highest-selling Idol winner worldwide, with around 36 million singles and 25 million albums sold around the world.

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