Kelly Clarkson made her television debut back in 2002 on a little show called American Idol. Most singers gradually make the long, grueling climb to the top of the charts but not this one. Clarkson’s win on Idol sparked her initially success that turned into a solid career. Check out these cover queen throwback videos and ask yourself, Justin Guarini who?
“A Moment Like This” (2002)
In October of 2002, Clarkson made Billboard Hot 100 history by being the first American Idol contestant to hit number one.
“Since U Been Gone” (2004)
Clarkson kept up her momentum on her next album, Breakaway, with hit number two. “Since U Been Gone” peaked at number two on Billboard Hot 100.
“My Life Would Suck Without You” (2009 )
Clarkson made Billboard history again when her single “My Life Would Suck Without You” jumped from 97 to number one it’s first week out.
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