Kelly Clarkson, who was born on April 24, 1982, in Fort Worth, Texas, is one of the most popular singers in the world. She was the first winner of the television show American Idol. Her songs, including “My Life Would Suck Without You” and “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” have received commercial and critical success.
Here are 10 interesting facts about the American singer:
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The first interesting fact about the successful singer is that she wanted to be a marine biologist before her music career. She stopped pursuing a career in marine biology after she watched the movie Jaws.
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Clarkson was an extra on the television show Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.
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Before her music career, she worked as a cocktail waitress at a comedy club in Arlington, Texas. She also worked at a comedy club called Hyena’s Comedy Club in Fort Worth, Texas.
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She once talked about how she felt about her body. In her words, “I love my body. I’m very much OK with it. I don’t think artists are ever the ones who have the problem with their weight, it is other people.”
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Her first single was very popular. In fact, 250,000 copies of it were sold in its first week.
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Another interesting fact is that she once commented on her dating life before she was married. She said, “I’m an extremist, I’m either in a relationship or I’m not. I’m honest about it and I’ll tell people, it’s just there’s nothing to tell. I have a very good life.”
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A great-grandfather of hers on her mother side was an immigrant from Greece. She also has ancestors from England, Ireland, Germany, and Scotland.
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It should also be noted that she has openly addressed who her favorite music artists are. They are Reba McEntire, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, and No Doubt.
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Clarkson once talked about how you have to make decisions for yourself. She said, “Everyone gives you their two cents, but you have to follow your gut.”
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The last interesting fact about the talented singer is that she is a stepdaughter-in-law of Reba McEntire.
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