Personalities | Kelly Clarkson | Twenty-First Century | Rock

(Vocals, b. 1982)

2002’s American Idol victor, Clarkson has, like many, tried hard to escape the show’s shadow. Indeed, it is her later material that the general public will remember if asked – singles ‘Because Of You’ (2005) and ‘Since You Been Gone’ (2004) are rockier, a direct result of the star trying to break away from the pop which made her name. They remain far more memorable than ‘A Moment Like This’ (2002), her first US No. 1 – a typically schmaltzy show-winning ballad.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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