The First The American Idol Kelly Clarkson
There is a lot more to the story that meets the eye, at least, where Kelly Clarkson, the American Idol, is concerned. Her rise to the top of the charts was not an easy one and any struggling singer-wannabe can probably identify with the grit and determination this young pop singer has shown. Kelly Clarkson was born Kelly Brianne Clarkson April 24th 1982 in the small town, Burleson in Texas.
Despite her very obvious talent on stage, her first ambition as a child was to become a marine biologist but watching the show "Jaws" scared her off her career. With her dreams dashed, she was clearly open to suggestions and when a teacher in her school, Pauline Hughes, heard Kelly Clarkson's rich voice, she was encouraged to join the school choir. And from there, Kelly Clarkson is smitten with singing. Kelly Clarkson soon upgraded her singing portfolio when she was included in the Texas All-State Choir.
Even with a voice like hers, she still failed to sell herself to record labels and having no luck at home, the far-sighted Kelly Clarkson saved up enough money from odd jobs as a pharmacy assistant, telemarketer, waitress and assistants in a movie theatre and the zoo, she managed to send herself to California.
In the land of Movie Stars, she landed herself as an extra in the popular TV series "Sabrina" and found herself working with the famous songwriter, Gerry Goffin. Apart from these minor roles, a record deal was not forthcoming. With Mr. Goffin falling ill, her roommate moving out and her apartment burning down, Kelly Clarkson packed her stuff and headed on back home.
Although Kelly Clarkson found a STABLE job as a promoter for Red Bull to help pay the bills, she has not given up on her dream. And when a friend told her that there was going to be a singing contest where the public gets to vote on the winner, she gave it a shot. Kelly Clarkson didn't have high expectations for this contest; with the memory of her failure to get a record deal still fresh in her mind. PLUS she was going to be pitching against 10,000 other talented Americans.
But what a surprise it was for Kelly Clarkson when her rendition of Aretha Franklin's "Respect" floored the judges. And it was only at that point in time that she realized that she really DID want to win! Feeling revitalized and motivated again, her rendition of Franklin's "You make me feel like a natural woman" won even the praise of the most notorious American Idol judge, Simon Cowell.
Her first single, "A Moment Like This", was released October 2002 and it jumped straight from No. 52 to No. 1 on the Billboard starts, creating history! The jump was noticeably bigger than the jump that the Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love". "Can't Buy Me Love" only jumped from No.27 to No.1. Kelly Clarkson is now known around the world as the first ever American Idol who has her own brand of down-to-earth charm and a sense of humor to match. People can relate to Kelly Clarkson because we have watched her rise from a 'nobody' to the 'somebody' that she is today.
We know it's hard to tell when it comes to the staying power of pop stars but with Kelly Clarkson, we believe that she may be here to stay?.
Dean Erickson. Journalist, and web site builder Dean Erickson lives in Texas. He is the owner and co-editor of http://www.all-kelly-clarkson.info which you will find a longer, more detailed version of this article.
Celebrating William Kraft, Los Angeles New Music Legend - The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music - UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Celebrating William Kraft, Los Angeles New Music Legend - The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
A Warm Welcome Back to The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
‘There’s endless choice, but you’re not listening’: fans quitting Spotify to save their love of music - The Guardian
‘There’s endless choice, but you’re not listening’: fans quitting Spotify to save their love of music The Guardian
Spooky music planned for North County Winds' Oct. 8 concert in 4S Ranch - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Spooky music planned for North County Winds' Oct. 8 concert in 4S Ranch The San Diego Union-Tribune
Has streaming made it harder to discover new music? The Guardian
Songwriter gigi finds a place for comfort with music, being on stage Albuquerque Journal
Willamette Country Music Concerts President Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Money Laundering - Department of Justice
Willamette Country Music Concerts President Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Money Laundering Department of Justice
Carrboro Music Festival returns with over 100 bands after past COVID-19 cancellations - The Daily Tar Heel
Carrboro Music Festival returns with over 100 bands after past COVID-19 cancellations The Daily Tar Heel
‘Monarch’ Music Supervisor on How the Country Series Uses Classic Covers and Indie Artists - Variety
Tell us about your best new music discovery in 2022 The Guardian
ASU's WVAS 'Radio Partner' for Inaugural Jazz Music Awards Alabama State University
Inaugural Lafayette Music Festival, ‘an idea long overdue,’ puts dozens of bands on area stages - Boulder Daily Camera
Inaugural Lafayette Music Festival, ‘an idea long overdue,’ puts dozens of bands on area stages Boulder Daily Camera
The Seductive Music of James Joyce's Ulysses Hyperallergic
Music on Main w/ Carolyn Wonderland City of Round Rock
Music Professor to Begin Artist-in-Residency in Germany University of Arkansas Newswire
Wet Leg, Stormzy & Rina Sawayama Win at 2022 AIM Independent Music Awards: Full Winners List - Billboard
Wet Leg, Stormzy & Rina Sawayama Win at 2022 AIM Independent Music Awards: Full Winners List Billboard
Rosalía sounds like the future of pop music The Washington Post
Singer-songwriter Jimmy Climbs is bringing 'neon pop' to Albuquerque's music scene - Albuquerque Journal
Singer-songwriter Jimmy Climbs is bringing 'neon pop' to Albuquerque's music scene Albuquerque Journal
Make-A-Wish child uses wish to develop music therapy program at Springfield’s Mercy children’s hospital - KY3
Make-A-Wish child uses wish to develop music therapy program at Springfield’s Mercy children’s hospital KY3
Ragamala, An All-Night Show Of Indian Classical Music, Comes Downtown This Weekend - Block Club Chicago
Ragamala, An All-Night Show Of Indian Classical Music, Comes Downtown This Weekend Block Club Chicago
Six Books That Music Lovers Should Read The Atlantic
P-R Music Review: New Blackpink album fails to break pop music mold Plattsburgh Press Republican
Sea.Hear.Now Festival in New Jersey brings live music to the sand for a star-studded fourth year - Amherst Wire
Sea.Hear.Now Festival in New Jersey brings live music to the sand for a star-studded fourth year Amherst Wire
Milton Nascimento says goodbye to the stage, but 'never to the music' The Washington Post
Grace Music Dept. Founder Accused Of Sexual Abuse Times-Union Newspaper
Kirk Franklin and Sony Music Entertainment Launch Second Season of Good Words With Kirk Franklin Today - Sony Music
Kirk Franklin and Sony Music Entertainment Launch Second Season of Good Words With Kirk Franklin Today Sony Music
Morris: Indiana, the home of good, eclectic music Greenfield Daily Reporter
Arts Briefs: 'One Act Play' continues, Holiday Concert rehearsals, Live music in the valley – Methow Valley News - Methow Valley News
Arts Briefs: 'One Act Play' continues, Holiday Concert rehearsals, Live music in the valley – Methow Valley News Methow Valley News
Jake Blount on his Afrofuturist folk climate eulogy: ‘What would music sound like when we’re dead?’ - The Guardian
Jake Blount on his Afrofuturist folk climate eulogy: ‘What would music sound like when we’re dead?’ The Guardian
UVM Duo Retells Classic Fairy Tales with New Visuals and Music The University of Vermont
The day the music died Coeur d'Alene Press
Coolio, ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ Rapper, Dies at 59 The New York Times
Morehead State's traditional music returns to IBMA | News | thetrailblazeronline.net - The Trail Blazer
Morehead State's traditional music returns to IBMA | News | thetrailblazeronline.net The Trail Blazer
Review | Lots of shenanigans, foot-tappin’ music in ‘The Robber Bridegroom’ Santa Cruz Sentinel
Licking Heights Middle School Wind Ensemble to perform at state music conference - The Newark Advocate
Licking Heights Middle School Wind Ensemble to perform at state music conference The Newark Advocate
New music for the equinox Point Reyes Light
Charli and Dixie D’Amelio on Season 2 of Their Hulu Reality Series, Transitioning From TikTok to Hollywood and Charli’s Potential Music Career - Variety
Charli and Dixie D’Amelio on Season 2 of Their Hulu Reality Series, Transitioning From TikTok to Hollywood and Charli’s Potential Music Career Variety
John Adams Captures the Music of Shakespeare The New Yorker
Art, Music, Food, Fun in McLean Virginia Connection Newspapers
Sept. 29-Oct. 2: Lively arts, music, shows and entertainment in and around Manchester - Manchester Ink Link
Sept. 29-Oct. 2: Lively arts, music, shows and entertainment in and around Manchester Manchester Ink Link
Greek Festival, Alasdair Fraser, and Masters of Hawaiian Music: 8 things to do this week - OregonLive
Avid’s Newest Pro Tools Software Release Propels Music Creativity and Productivity to New Heights for All Users - Yahoo Finance
Avid’s Newest Pro Tools Software Release Propels Music Creativity and Productivity to New Heights for All Users Yahoo Finance
Country Artist, Cowboy, & Troubadour Luke Bell Has Died at 32 Saving Country Music
The music lives on Apple
Is Old Music Killing New Music? The Atlantic
A Guide to the Dance Music on Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ The New York Times
Shazam turns 20 Apple
Pop Music's Nostalgia Obsession The Atlantic
What is Apple Music? music, pricing, and features explained Digital Trends
The Best Music of 2021 The New Yorker
MoFi has been using digital all along, a scandal in the audio community The Washington Post
Is Elon Musk going to save the music industry? Music Business Worldwide
Apple Music Apple
Capitol Records just signed a virtual artist, FN Meka. He has over 10 million followers on TikTok. - Music Business Worldwide
Capitol Records just signed a virtual artist, FN Meka. He has over 10 million followers on TikTok. Music Business Worldwide
The 100 Greatest Music Videos – Rolling Stone Rolling Stone
The Music Channel YouTube
The First Step and Most Important Thing in Learning Guitar
Most of the guitar lovers playing guitar for few years but still unsatisfied with their progress. They feel like still stand at the starting point and can't enjoy their playing.
Bagpipe Lessons In Your Own Home !
Bringing Bagpipe Tuition to Everyone, Everywhere.I have been teaching music for many years and always thought that there must be a better way of reaching more people who have a desire to learn a musical instrument but who have no idea of how to go about it.
Hip Hop History
Rap music originated as a cross-cultural product. Most of its important early practitioners-including Kool Herc, D.
CD Clubs: How to Get the Best Deals Online
(1) The BMG Music Service offers the best deal you'll find -- 11 CDs for the price of shipping ($2.79 each) when you buy one CD at full club price, which is typically about $15 plus shipping.
You Cant Force Play
A student once asked me; "How come sometimes the music comes freely while other times, I feel blocked and can't play?"A perfectly valid question and one that many students of improvisation ask. You see, the problem is that many think they should be able to just sit down at the piano and play anytime anywhere.
Bluegrass Music - Alive and Well in the Appalachians
One of the Appalachian Mountain region's greatest contributions to the world is Bluegrass music. Born in hills and hollows, Bluegrass is simply mountain folk music with heavy Celtic influences.
Getting the Best Performance From Your Artist
So now you've decided to record your songs. Good for you, except that you will need people to play the instruments for which your music calls for.
Piano Teachers - Whats Wrong with Them?
Most of us like to use what we learn right away. So why is it that most piano teachers tell you you can't really play music until you learn 2 years of theory or more? What hogwash!If I had to wait that long before I could launch into my own creations I would go nuts.
Performing, Whats the Big Deal?
Performance anxiety is not something that only happens to musicians, singers, actors and dancers. It happens any time we feel pressure to "perform" in a specific situation or over a period of time.
The Need To Perform
I can't believe how much of the year has gone by, but all the same, it's unbelievable how much I've grown through the year and most of it, from demolishing my need to perform.I grew up playing a lot of hockey, being captain of both my schools when I was in Nigeria and London.
How To Overcome The Lyric Writing Hurdles That Are Keeping You Behind
The lyric writing side of songwriting is known to create an enormous number of problems for some folks. No matter how hard they try, they are unable to write a single line that they can be pleased with.
Musicians: What Chords Do You Absolutely, Positively Have To Know?
As you probably know, there are thousands and thousands of different chords in music - everything from basic major chords to minor 7ths to 13ths to suspensions to poly-chords. Someday, you might want to learn all those chords if you don't already know them.
Born to sing, Britney Spears is as big as ever today
Britney Spears was born December 2 1981 as Britney Jean Spears in Kentwood, Louisiana, USA.Many people who knows Sagittarian Britney Spears knows that Britney Spears was born to sing.
Dierks Bentley Brings The Heat From Nashville To The North!
Dierks Bentley is more than meets the eye, but what does meet the eye is pretty darn hard not to look at. His presence is warm, inviting and you feel like you just sat down with an old friend.
The Open Position Piano Chord
Chords. They're amazing.
A Brief History Of Gibson Guitars
Gibson guitars have been around forever. It's funny, but although Gibson has produced some of the most amazing guitars in history, perhaps the company's largest contribution to music has been through their advancements in pickup technology.
Dont Censor the Music and Artistic Expression
Ann Powers said: "Don't censor the music and artistic expression. Eminem's music, in particular the songs "Kim" and "Stan," is a continuation of a tradition in music and American art in general: the Gothic murder ballad, which has been with us ever since the blues or Appalachian folk music.
The Ostinato - What It is and How to Use It
Ostinato means "repeating pattern" and is used frequently in all types of music. For New Age piano players, it provides a great way to lay down the background of the piece while the right-hand improvises a melody!For example, in the lesson "Winter Scene," we have a repeating pattern going on in the left-hand using 2 chords.
Is Your Child Struggling in School? Get Him (Or Her) Music Lessons
This is counterintuitive, I know. Our natural response to seeing our child struggle is to find a way to help, not to add to the burden.
The Life and Music of Beatle George Harrison
Propelled into fame as one of the Beatles, along with Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and Ringo Starr, George Harrison was known as the "quiet one" of the group, and also as the "spiritual one." He was the lead guitarist.
|home | site map|