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!
This is what we imagine Kelly doing while she sat at her computer and watched her Twitter feed blow up with angry comments. In 2011, Kelly Tweeted that she "liked" Republican congressman Ron Paul, whose name was being tossed around at the time as a possible Republican presidential candidate. Soon after, people began accusing Kelly of being against gay marriage. In an interview with "Rolling Stone" Kelly explained, "All I did was Tweet what I thought, and people went crazy! All of a sudden, people were like, 'You hate gay people --' What? I didn't even endorse him. All I said was I like him." Kelly also said she voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 election (and if anyone is wondering, she supported him again this year). Only one thing garnered Kelly more attention than Twittergate, and that was the release of her latest album, "Stronger."