Kelly Clarkson is an American singer-songwriter and actress who won the first season of the television series American Idol in 2002.
She was originally marketed as a pop musician with her debut album Thankful (2003). With the release of her multi-platinum sophomore album Breakaway (2004), Clarkson moved to a more pop rock-oriented style of music, and won two Grammy Awards.
Clarkson's new album, entitled My December, is scheduled to be released in mid-2007.
She has acted in the television series American Dreams and Reba, and in the feature films Issues 101 (2002) and From Justin to Kelly (2003).