How Kelly Clarkson Achieved a Net Worth of $28 Million

Singer songwriter Kelly Clarkson has managed a successful career achieving a net worth of $28 million. She launched her career winning the inaugural season Fox’s singing contest “American Idol”. Next to Carrie Underwood, Clarkson has had the most successful career of Idol winners. Kelly proved her talent by releasing eight successful albums, earning many awards, touring, appearing in television and film, and even publishing two children’s books. This year Kelly Clarkson serves as a coach on NBC’s “The Voice”. She earns the second highest salary for the popular talent show.

Kelly Clarkson was born in Fort Worth, Texas on April 24, 1982. She won the audition for “American Idol” and was the talent show’s first winner. Signed to RCA Records, she began producing hit albums with hit singles. The strong willed, down to earth businesswoman continued to build a successful career as a creator and entertainer. Clarkson has successfully produced country, pop, rock and R&B music and continues her successful career. Clarkson married Brandon Blackstock (the son-in-law of Reba McIntyre) in 2013. The couple have two young children, River Rose and Remington Alexander. The family lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Here’s how Kelly Clarkson achieved a net worth of $28 million.

American Idol

Kelly Clarkson had no trouble winning the first season of “American Idol” in its first season in 2002. She signed a deal with RCA Records. Her single “A Moment Like This” instantly topped the Billboard Top 100 and was the best selling single in the United States in 2002. Clarkson’s first album “Thankful” was released in 2003. She won the Billboard Award for Best Selling Single of the Year (“A Moment Like This”). She won the American Music Award for Artist of the Year.

Successful singing and songwriting career

Kelly Clarkson’s career was not a one hit wonder. Her talent and business sense helped her build a successful career that continues to keep her at the top of her game. Clarkson released her second album “Breakaway” in 2004. She broke away from her country image in that album with more pop rock songs. move was successful. The album included chart topping hits including “Since U Been Gone” and “Because of You”. “Breakaway” sold 12 million copies and won 2 Grammy Awards. Clarkson took a creative leap on her next album, 2007’s “My December” which she executive produced and co-wrote. The album was not well received by critics because it was called too dark. Clarkson bounced back in 2009 with “All I Ever Wanted” which featured her hit song “My Life Would Suck Without You”. 2011’s “Stonger” helped Kelly Clarkson become the second female artist to win two “Best Pop Vocal Albums”. “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” became the number 1 single. Kelly Clarkson has continued to make best selling, award winning albums. When her contract with RCA ended, she signed with Atlantic Records in 2016. Her latest album is the soul-influenced “Meaning of Life” hich debuted at number 2 on the Billboard Charts. Throughout her music career, Kelly Clarkson has helped increase her net worth through tours as well as record sale. She did this while maintaining her artistic integrity. Clarkson has been embroiled in a lawsuit for refusing to work with songwriter Dr. Luke on “My Life Would Suck Without You”. She lost thousands of dollars, but feels confident she made the right decision.

Television, film and books

Adding to her successful singing and songwriting career, Kelly Clarkson has appeared on television and film. She has appeared on “American Idol”. She also appeared in television shows including “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”, “King of the Hill”, “Nashville”, “Reba” and “Saturday Night Live”. Clarkson starred with her “American Idol” runner up Justin Guarini the 2003 movie “From Justin to Kelly” and was in 2011’s “Broke” and 2017’s “The Star”. Kelly also recently wrote and published two children’s books, “River Rose and the Magical Lullaby” (2016) and “River Rose and the Magical Christmas” (2017).

The Voice

In an alleged bidding war “The Voice” won over “American Idol” acquiring Kelly Clarkson as a judge on its musical talent show. Clarkson, who has appeared as a guest on “The Voice”, reportedly earns $14 million an episode for her role as a coach this year on NBC’s “The Voice”. The other coaches including Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys praise Kelly Clarkson’s ability to find talent and work with it. They have noted her strong yet emotional style when working with contestants which brings strength and heart to her protegees.

Kelly Clarkson’s natural vocal talents helped her win “American Idol” sixteen years ago and helped launch her successful career as a musician. Her independent spirit, courage, integrity and business sense have helped build her career as well as her heart and emotions. Clarkson’s remains one of the top selling artists in the industry and continues to grow her career through her work as a coach on “The Voice”.


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