How old was Kelly Clarkson when she won American Idol?

KELLY Clarkson is one of the most popular American Idol winners. 

The star was encouraged by her friends to audition for the competition and won the golden pass in the series premiere.

When was Kelly Clarkson on American Idol? 

Kelly Clarkson, 38, began her career in music after winning American Idol.

She made her first appearance during the second episode of the show and went on to obtain 58 percent of the votes against runner-up Justin Guarini in the finale. 

Prior to entering the competition she had attempted to launch a career in music when she moved to Los Angeles in 2001 but her plans disintegrated as she could not secure a record deal.

Due to troubling circumstances, Kelly had to return to her hometown in Burleson, Texas and worked at a movie theater and as a cocktail waitress at a comedy club. 

However, immediately after winning American Idol, she was signed to a record deal with RCA Records, 19 Recordings, and S Records.

How old was she when she won? 

Kelly was 20 when she won American Idol on September 4, 2002.

Two weeks later she released her debut double-A-side single, Before Your Love/A Moment Like This.

The single made history by climbing from 52 all the way to No. 1 on the charts.

It broke a 38-year-old record set by The Beatles for the biggest leap to the top of the charts. 

The single eventually went on to become the best-selling single of 2002 in the US.

Kelly remains one of the most popular winners of the show with several chart-topping hits like Since U Been Gone, My Life Would Suck Without You, Breakaway, and Miss Independent. 

Additionally, her music has earned her several Grammy awards and Billboard recognitions.

When is the Voice coming back? 

The Voice season 19 premieres Monday, October 19 on NBC. 

Gwen Stefani will return to the show after she was replaced by Nick Jonas for season 18.

In June 2020, it was announced that Kelly would be returning as a coach for the 19th season.

She has been part of the show since its 16th installment. 

When did Kelly Clarkson get divorced?

Kelly filed for divorce from Brandon Blackstock in June of this year. 

She cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split.

The star requested joint legal and physical custody of their daughter River Rose, 6, and son Remington Alexander, 4, but asked the court not to award Brandon any spousal support.

She also requested the court enforce a prenup signed on October 15, 2013, and to restore her maiden name, Kelly Clarkson.

In Brandon’s response to the divorce, he agreed to Kelly's request of having joint legal and physical custody of their children.

The courts have approved a privately compensated judge, Judge Scott M. Gordon, for Kelly and Brandon's divorce proceedings until December 2021.

Who did she hire as her lawyer?

The Sun can exclusively reveal Kelly filed to replace her initial attorney, Terry Ross, with Laura Wasser on July 21. 

Laura has represented stars like Angelina Jolie with her divorce from Brad Pitt.

Additionally, her clients include Britney Spears, Ryan Reynolds and Kim Kardashian as she represented her in her divorce from ex-husband Kris Humphries.

Is Kelly Clarkson being sued?

  • The American Idol winner has been sued by her ex-husband's father's company for $1.4 million
  • According to Variety, the company that has managed her career for the last 13 years filed a lawsuit claiming she owes $1.4 million in unpaid commissions
  • The complaint claimed the singer has not paid the full commission this year for her work on The Voice and The Kelly Clarkson Show
  • The outlet says that the terms of the deals were verbally negotiated by Kelly's lawyer and business manager back in 2007 and that she confirmed them on the phone
  • However, there is no written agreement

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