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'Marshall Mathers LP 2' tops U.S. album chart

'Marshall Mathers LP 2' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Shelton, Yearwood to appear on Clarkson's Christmas special

Shelton, Yearwood to appear on Clarkson's Christmas special

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. music stars Reba, Blake Shelton and Trisha Yearwood are to appear on the TV special, "Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale," NBC announced.
'ARTPOP' tops U.S. album chart

'ARTPOP' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Lady Gaga's "ARTPOP" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Kelly Clarkson announces she is pregnant on Twitter

Kelly Clarkson announces she is pregnant on Twitter

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Kelly Clarkson announced via Twitter she and her new husband, music manager Brandon Blackstock, are expecting their first child.
Kelly Clarkson is pregnant

Kelly Clarkson is pregnant

Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Kelly Clarkson is expecting her first child with husband Brandon Blackstock.
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Blige, Carey and Braxton to sing at Rockefeller Center tree lighting

Blige, Carey and Braxton to sing at Rockefeller Center tree lighting

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey and Kelly Clarkson are to perform at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting in New York, NBC said Tuesday.
'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' tops the U.S. album chart

'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' tops the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" is the No. 1 album in the United States, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor' tops U.S. album chart

Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Arcade Fire's "Reflektor" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Kelly Clarkson marries Brandon Blackstock

Kelly Clarkson marries Brandon Blackstock

NASHVILLE, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Kelly Clarkson confirmed via Twitter Monday she and her fiance, music manager Brandon Blackstock, were married during the weekend in Tennessee.
Kelly Clarkson, Michael Buble to star in NBC Christmas specials

Kelly Clarkson, Michael Buble to star in NBC Christmas specials

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Kelly Clarkson and Michael Buble are to star in a pair of upcoming hour-long U.S. holiday specials, NBC announced Friday.
Kelly Clarkson says she is happy Jane Austen's ring will stay in U.K.

Kelly Clarkson says she is happy Jane Austen's ring will stay in U.K.

LONDON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A ring that once belonged to English literature icon Jane Austen will stay in the United Kingdom after donors matched a bid by U.S. pop star Kelly Clarkson.
Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks working on a new album

Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks working on a new album

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Nashville star Trisha Yearwood says she and Garth Brooks, her husband of eight years, are working on a new album and planning a concert tour.
Kelly Clarkson says she isn't pregnant

Kelly Clarkson says she isn't pregnant

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Kelly Clarkson used Twitter to deny reports that she is pregnant with her first child.
Kelly Clarkson to release her first Christmas album in October

Kelly Clarkson to release her first Christmas album in October

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. recording artist Kelly Clarkson is to release her first Christmas album "Wrapped in Red" Oct. 29, RCA Records announced Monday.
Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend confirms she's going back to 'Idol'

Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend confirms she's going back to 'Idol'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend Casper Smart told E! News the "Jenny From the Block" singer would return as host for the 13th season of "American Idol."
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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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