36 years old (Born on April 24, 1982)
Singer-songwriter, actress; She is famous from First winner of American Idol.Ranked as #92 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement (2005). Graduated from Burleson High School, Burleson, Texas in 2000. First artist to have two songs in the top 3 of the Billboard Pop Airplay 100 simultaneously, with "Since U Been Gone" and "Behind These Hazel Eyes". Used to work at a bookstore and at a zoo. Beat out more than 10,000 people to land a $1 million recording contract on American Idol.
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Her first album, Thankful, has sold more than 2.5 million copies in America. Her Sophomore album, Breakaway, has sold more than 5.6 million copies in the US, with almost 11 million in sales worldwide.
Won the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ('Since U Been Gone') and Best Pop Vocal Album ('Breakaway') at the Grammy Awards on February 8th 2006. Kelly also performed "Because of You" at the ceremony and received a standing ovation.
Sophmore album, "Breakaway", debuted at number three.
Sang the National Anthem at The Day of Service in Washington D.C., on September 11, 2002.
Accepted 2 Grammy Awards the award for Pop Female Vocal for "Since U Been Gone" and now, her album has been awarded Best Pop Album!
Became the first artist to have two songs in the top three of Billboard's Pop 100 Airplay chart (Since U Been Gone, Behind These Hazel Eyes)
Named #50 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
Said in a Reader's Digest interview that as a toddler, she would often walk around naked and that, to this day, hates wearing clothes. Calls wardrobe fittings "the death of me".
Is of Greek, Welsh, and Irish descent.
Her music video for "Because of You" debuted at #1 on TRL. The only other artists to achieve this goal are Britney Spears, Eminem and "N'SYNC".
She won the first "American Idol" contest, September 4, 2002. Her first single came out in late September of that year.
Had jobs as a teenager and determined that once she started making money as a musician, she never wanted to have to take a job for the money. Working with her business manager, she said she has financially set herself up for life.
Her first single, "A Moment Like This", set records by jumping from number 52 to the number 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
Stepdad Jimmy Taylor.
Parents divorced when she was six.
Debut album, "Thankful" went double platinum.
Fave Song: Des'ree "Kissing You.
Fired her manager, Jeff Kwatinetz, in early 2007.
Was a c*cktail waitress at a comedy club in Arlington, Texas and at Hyena's Comedy Club in Downtown Fort Worth, Texas.
Brother: Jason (b. 1973), sister: Alyssa (b. 1976).
Held a record on TRL for a song to be number one on the countdown.
Was an extra on the show "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" (1996).
As of July 2005, she is the top-selling American Idol contestant, having sold approximately five million albums in the U.S. and having had five Top 10 singles.
Came in second place in World Idol (2003) (TV).
Her first single sold nearly 250,000 copies in its first week.
Avril Lavigne co-wrote her new single 'Breakaway' which is on the soundtrack for The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004).
Kelly stayed up all night before her "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar" (2002) audition so she wouldn't sleep through the alarm, which she frequently did in high school.
Originally wanted to be a marine biologist but changed her mind when she saw the movie Jaws (1975).
Used to work at Hollywood Theatres in Burleson, Texas.
Is the first artist in the Billboard Radio Monitor era to hold the No. 1 spot at Mainstream Top 40 and AC during the same week with two different songs (Breakaway and Since U Been Gone).
Ranked #92 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World (2005).
Considers herself mostly Greek, being half Greek and speaks fluent Greek.
Fave Artists: Reba McEntire, Mariah Carey, Cu00e9line Dion, No Doubt, etc.
Considers her Texas home her "sanctuary" and turns off her cell phone when going home.
Christina Aguilera co-wrote her hit, "Miss Independent".
As a child, her favorite thing to wear was a Mickey Mouse t-shirt.
Underwent LASIK eye surgery to correct her vision