Kelly won the inaugural season of American Idol in 2002, catapulting her to stardom.
In addition to her singing prowess, Clarkson is an accomplished songwriter, having penned many of her own hits.
Her debut single "A Moment Like This" set a record by jumping from No. 52 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Kelly once expressed her desire to perform on Broadway and even auditioned for a role in the musical "Les Misérables."
Her musical influences range from pop and rock to R&B and even gospel, contributing to her unique sound.
Clarkson's vocal range, a testament to her extraordinary talent, spans an impressive three octaves.
She's actively involved in charitable endeavors, including her partnership with UNICEF to support child nutrition.
Apart from her musical talents, Clarkson is an avid reader and has even authored a children's book.