Former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson, who has gone on to have a glittering pop career, will turn 30 on Tuesday.
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Kelly Clarkson became famous after winning the first season of "American Idol" in 2002, her first studio album "Thankful" launched her successful pop career. In 2004 Clarkson released "Breakaway" which added a rock vibe to her pop music, and included singles like "Because of You." Clarkson is currently on her fifth studio album, which was released earlier this year and features her latest hit.
Clarkson is regarded as the most successful Idol contestant around the world, although she only scored runner up in the "American Idol World" contest. The singer has won two Grammy's and 12 Billboard awards, in addition to many others.
On Tuesday the pop singer will celebrate her 30th birthday and appears to have many things to celebrate. Her hit single "Stronger" remains number one on the USA Today Hot list and has also just released a country version of her "Mr. Know It All" which has made its way to the country top 40 list.
The singer also has plans to hit the road this summer, and will go on tour with "The Fray." The tour will begin July 21 in Ridgefield, Washington and extend for an estimated 30 concert dates with a grand finish in Nashville on Sept. 15. Clarkson will be promoting her "Stronger" album which has been certified gold.
In addition to her musical success, Clarkson has also appeared on "The Voice" as a contestant coach. The singer also has plans to debut on ABC's new show "Duets" with Lionel Richie, Robin Thicke and Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles, as a mentor and singing partner.
Clarkson's next album single will be "Dark Side" which she is currently prepping to release.