Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer, songwriter and actress who rose to fame after winning the first season of American Idol in 2002. She has gained commercial success with a lot of awards and titles, notably the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album for her fifth album Stronger (2011) making Clarkson the first and only artist to win the award twice.
Clarkson was born to Jeanne Ann, a first-grade English teacher, and Stephen Michael Clarkson, a former engineer.
Clarkson married Brandon Blackstock in 2013 and became a stepmother to Blackstock's son and daughter from his previous marriage. Their first child, a daughter named River Rose Blackstock, was born in June 2014.