Kelly Clarkson created history on television when she won the inaugural season of American Idol in 2002. Her victory in American Idol gave her the opportunity to release her two debut singles titled “A Moment Like This” and “Before Your Love.”
“A Moment Like This” topped the Billboard Hot 100 while “Before Your Love” quickly became the best single of 2002 in the USA. She continued her glorious run when she finished as a runner-up in the 2003 World Idol competition. Later, Kelly released Thankful, her debut album, in 2003 and the album scaled up to the number one rank on the Billboard 200 charts.
Kelly Clarkson also tried her hand at acting by featuring in television programs like American Dreams and Reba. Even though Kelly Clarkson hasn’t produced a chart-busting album in recent years, she has always endeavored to produce good music. According to the Gazette Review, Piece by Piece, Kelly’s seventh studio album, has garnered positive reviews from critics after it was released in February, 2015.
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Despite earning a score of 63 from Metacritic, the title track from Kelly’s latest album debuted at No. 8 on Billboard Hot 100. Additionally, the record enabled Kelly to become a free agent by fulfilling the recording contracts that she had signed with various companies after winning American Idol.
Apart from striving to leave her indelible mark on the music industry, Kelly Clarkson is currently seen leaving her impact on the pages of social media. Recently, Kelly Clarkson criticized writer Lindsay MacDonald on Twitter for naming the “A Moment Like This” singer in a list of non-feminist celebrities. The web writer for Zap2It had posted an online article that included Kelly Clarkson in a list of five female celebrities who hadn’t vehemently declared themselves as feminists. Apart from Kelly Clarkson, celebrities Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga, Shailene Woodley, and Lana Del Rey drew flak from MacDonald in the article.
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Despite the fact that Kelly Clarkson had indeed stated in an interview that she did not view herself as a feminist, she later amended her statement by declaring that she views feminism favorably, even though she is not a “man-hater.” Pop Culture reports that Lindsay Macdonald commented on Kelly’s diplomatic stance by accusing her of being feeble for walking back her statements.
“We’re still calling shenanigans on it. You’re either a feminist or you’re not, social stigmas and colloquial definitions notwithstanding.”
While celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker have confessed to being non-feminists, Kelly Clarkson has never aired her views about feminism before. In fact, Kelly Anderson was irked by Lindsay for dragging her into the entire controversy. According to Pop Culture, Kelly Clarkson lashed out at the web writer by clarifying her viewpoint on Twitter.
Lindsay, thnx 4the demeaning jabs n ur article. 2clarify, I do support equality 4women. Even insulting women like u https://t.co/jf5T7E4Kn1
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) August 5, 2016
“I do support equality 4women. Even insulting women like u.”
This was not the only instance in which Kelly Clarkson has fired back at critics who have attacked the singer unjustifiably. Recently, she gave a fitting response back to a fan who was upset with the singer for appreciating Michelle Obama’s recent speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. During the speech that endorsed Hillary Clinton as the next U.S. President, Michelle Obama reflected on waking up in the White House that was built by slaves. According to Billboard, Kelly tweeted her response to give a fitting answer to the fan who did not like Michelle Obama’s comments about slaves having built the White House.
“Pretty certain the slaves that built it didn’t like it either”
Apart from communicating her views, Kelly Clarkson also connects with her fans and followers by performing live on social media. According to the Daily Mail, Kelly Clarkson logged in to Facebook Live to perform her hit numbers like “Catch My Breath,” “Cry,” “Beautiful Disaster,” and “A Moment Like This.”
However, her performances were described as a little lacking, and there were moments when she was seen struggling to remember the lyrics of even her most popular songs.
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