Kelly Clarkson is a popular singer and songwriter in America. She became well-familiar to the people after winning the first ever inaugural season of the television series named American Idol, and this helped her to earn a record deal with RCA record labels. Clarkson was the first artist to win the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album two times. She sold more than 45 million singles and 25 million albums worldwide. To know more about the net worth of Kelly Clarkson in 2020, keep reading the following article.
Early Life & Biography:
Kelly Brianne Clarkson was born on April 24, 1982, in Fort Worth, Texas to her parents Stephen Michael Clarkson and Jeanne Ann. Her parents got divorced when she was six years old, and she was raised by her mother.
She completed her education from Pauline Hughes Middle School and also from Burleson High School where she got a chance to perform in various musicals like Brigadoon, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Annie Get Your Gun. After participating in musicals, she started saving the college scholarships to pursue a career in music.
Clarkson worked several jobs to finance a recording material and demo after completing her graduation. She tried to market her demo to record labels but got little response. She returned to Burleson due to the lack of career opportunities and a fire incident which was happened in her apartment.
Clarkson started dating talent manager Brandon Blackstock in 2012, who is a son of Clarkson’s manager Narvel Blackstock. On October 20, 2013, they both got married at BlackBerry Farm which is located in Walland, Tennessee. They both were blessed with a daughter and a son. Clarkson is a stepmother to Brandon’s daughter and son from his previous relationship. She is a philanthropist and took part in Idol Gives Back in April 2007, which is a fundraising event to help the people in poverty in both Africa and the U.S.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Clarkson’s early attempts were turned down by almost every record label in the US for sounding too black. Later she auditioned for the inaugural season of the reality television series named American Idol. She won the competition and was signed to a record label RCA, and this turned her life.
She disbanded the RCA record label and started her own group. On November 30, 2004, she released the Breakaway album which became her most commercially successful album. Most of her albums were certified platinum by the RIAA.
Clarkson continued to release her next albums and hit the top places in selling her albums. She was ranked as the number one American Idol in the UK.
She was nominated for a Grammy Award for the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and also an MTV Video Music Award for the Best New Artist in a Video. In 2004, she won Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album and was also nominated for a Juno Award and an American Music Award.
Net worth and Earnings:
And now we finally get into the actual calculation of Kelly Clarkson net worth. The estimated net worth of Clarkson is around $35 million. She made all this fortune by hitting the top number on the Billboards chart and sold millions of copies worldwide. She is the second highest selling American Idol alum in the United States.
Clarkson starred in several films like The Star, From Justin to Kelly, Broke and Issues 101. She also appeared in television shows such as American Dreams, World Idol, American Idol, That 80’s show, The voice, and many more. Overall Clarkson has sold more than 12.4 million albums in the United States, and more than 20 million albums worldwide.