How much is Kelly Clarkson worth? $28 million
How did Kelly Clarkson earn her money and wealth?
Kelly Clarkson, real name Kelly Brianne Clarkson, was born on 24 April 1982 in Texas, US to Stephen Michael Clarkson and Jeanne Ann. She is the youngest child of the 3 children. Her parent got separated when Kelly was 6. Kelly attended Pauline Hughes Middle School where she was encouraged to join the choir by one of her teachers who realize her singing talent. Kelly later went to Burleson High School where she took part in many musicals.
Kelly Clarkson is not only an American singer but is also a songwriter. After completing her graduation in the year 2000, Kelly realized her passion for music and to pursue a career in it, she recorded a demo using the money she had saved doing a couple of odd jobs. Kelly was so confident of her talent and making it big in the music industry that she refused 2 recording contracts from famous record labels, Jive Records as well as Interscope Records, back then.
Kelly later went to LA and worked as an extra in TV series like ‘Dharma & Greg.’ She had a major setback when 2 US recording studios in US rejected her voice because of which a heartbroken Kelly returned back to Texas and began working as a telemarketer and waitress. In May 2002, Kelly came to know about an upcoming singer talent hunt show called ‘American Idol: The Search for a Superstar.’ She gave the audition for the show after which she went on to eventually win the inaugural season of the show in September 2002. Her amazing voice in the show helped her grab a million dollar record deal from RCA Records.
Kelly made her music debut around the same time with the double A-side singles titled ‘Before Your Love’ as well as ‘A Moment Like This.’ Both of her singles stood at 52 positions in the Billboard Hot 100 music chart. In April 2013, Kelly released her debut album titled ‘Thankful’ which earned many positive reviews from her fans and critics. The album went on to peak at no. 1 in the US Billboard 200. She released her second album titled ‘Breakaway’ in November 2004 after which she decided to adopt a rock music style. Kelly released her third album titled ‘My December’ in June 2007 in which she experimented with a heavier rock sound.
The album earned positive reviews but still, it lacked behind in terms of sales numbers. Her next album titled ‘All I Ever Wanted’ was released in March 2009 for which she had collaborated with several popular music artists. Kelly released her next album ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay’ in October 2011 which was again a hit. Her next album titled ‘Wrapped in Red’ was released in October 2013 that contained 5 original songs which she also co-wrote. Kelly’s seventh album titled ‘Piece by Piece’ was released in February 2015 which also was a success and earned her fame.
What are the highest grossing songs of Kelly Clarkson?
- Know It All (2011): Peaked at #10
- Walk Away (2006): Peaked at #12
- Already Gone (2009): Peaked at #13
- Catch My Breath (2013): Peaked at #19
- I Do Not Hook Up (2009): Peaked at #20
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