Grammy-Nominated Kelly Clarkson: Awesome for 10 Years and Counting
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Kelly Clarkson has never been arrested. She's never been married, divorced, or worn overalls to meet an important political figure. Considering she's been in the public eye for ten years, all this is quite incredible, wouldn't you say?
Kelly's been nominated for three Grammys this year, including Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for Stronger, and Best Pop Solo Performance and Best for the title track."Stronger" is also up for Song of the Year (a writer's award). In reaction to the news, Kelly Tweeted: "My friends surprised me this morning with awesome news! I have the best friends. 10 years later and still so excited!"
TEN YEARS?! We can hardly believe it! Kelly is just as relevant today as she was when she was crowned the first American Idol winner back in 2002, and we thought we'd take a little trip back in time to celebrate her successes. Those friends she mentioned in the Tweet chose to celebrate with mimosas, but they did so at 5 a.m., so we feel like our celebrations even out in terms of awesomeness.
Check out the video of Kelly being surprised with the news here! It's pretty adorable, so we'll add it to our list of reasons we love Kelly. Some other reasons are all right here!
Ah. Let's soak in the moment. It's 2006, Kelly's sophomore album spawned hit after hit (after hit, after hit) and she takes home the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album (for "Breakaway") and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (for "Since U Been Gone). While accepting her second award of the evening, she adorably professed her love for fellow nominees Gwen Stefani and Sheryl Crow, and had a fangirl moment when she saw Bonnie Rait in the audience.