Kelly Clarkson performed for a sold out crowd Thursday night at the Fox Theatre on her Stronger Tour 2012. Matt Nathanson was the opener. Kelly Brianne Clarkson was born on April 24, 1982, in Ft. Worth, Texas. The singer, songwriter and actress came into prominence after becoming the winner of the inaugural season of American Idol in 2002 and later was the runner-up in the television special World Idol in 2003. In 2003, Clarkson released her debut album, Thankful, which was a commercial success and established herself in the pop music industry. The release of its first single, “A Moment Like This” (2002), broke The Beatles’ record for the biggest leap to number one, from 52, in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In a career spanning a decade, Clarkson has become the most successful Idol contestant around the world, with over 24 million albums and 39 million singles worldwide, according to Billboard and Nielsen SoundScan. Clarkson’s work also gained her numerous accolades, including two Grammy Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards and a Women’s World Award. Billboard also ranked Clarkson the number 14 artist of the 2000s, as well as also being ranked on the top 200 album sellers of the Nielsen SoundScan era at number 187.
AJC photographer Robb Cohen covered the event with his camera. Check out the 14-photo online gallery. What did you think of the show? How did this show compare to previous Kelly Clarkson concerts you’ve seen? Who is your all-time favorite American Idol?
Check out these photos from the 2009 Kelly Clarkson concert at Center Stage:
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