Kelly Brianne Clarkson
(born April 24, 1982 in Fort Worth, TX) is a Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter
and occasional actress. Clarkson recorded her debut album with RCA Records after having won the highly-publicized first season of the television series American Idol in 2002. Though originally marketed as a pop
musician, she eventually developed a more rock
-oriented image. Her debut album, Thankful
, was released in 2003 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with almost 300,000 copies sold in its first week.