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31 Flavors Of Kelly Clarkson Awesomeness On Her 31st Birthday

Kelly Clarkson Turns 31

Kelly Clarkson is celebrating her 31st birthday today, and we’re proud to say that we’ve been card-carrying members of the KC fan club ever since she belted out the opening lines of “Natural Woman” during the Round of 8 on the first season of Idol. During the last 11(ish) years that she’s been on our radar, she has proven to be one of the most consistent fixtures of a very turbulent music industry, thanks to her powerhouse vocals, Southern charm and resilient demeanor. We’ve spent the last few days rummaging through the archives, looking back at her life and career, and put together the following gallery that honors the many facets of her tremendous personality that we’ve gotten to know over the years.

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Kelly Clarkson Shimmies Her Way Through An Elegant Solo Performance Of “Don’t Rush”

It’s really difficult for a country music layperson like myself to keep track of all the different awards shows the genre supports. In addition to being featured on cross-genre shows like the Grammys and the Billboard Music Awards, country artists are seemingly feted on a monthly basis by the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association, and the American Country Awards. We’re never quite sure who is winning what where, but we definitely paid attention to last night’s Academy of Country Music Awards, which featured another amazing performance by Kelly Clarkson.

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Kelly Clarkson Reveals That Clive Davis Called Her A “Sh*tty Writer” To Her Face

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Clive Davis is one of the most legendary execs in the history of the music business, responsible for launching the careers of Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, and many others. His new memoir, The Soundtrack Of My Life, is making major waves thanks in part to his admission that he is bisexual, but mainly because of the harsh manner in which he criticized the universally beloved Kelly Clarkson. Read more…

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Grammys 2013: Who Should Win Song Of The Year? [POLL]

If an artist wins the Grammy for Song of the Year, they’ve immediately been granted permission to stunt on everybody for at least a year with “Hi, I’m Grammy winner [insert name], and my song was, well, better than any other song that year.” It’d be pretty obnoxious but the Recording Academy acknowledging your song as the best one for the year is clutch. Read more…