Written by Giavanna Foster

Three-time Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson has achieved monumental success since she won American Idol. After Kelly was announced as the winner, she gained millions of fans and a major recording contract with RCA Records. Kelly is a powerhouse vocalist who always resonates confidence and strength in her performances. “A Moment Like This” broke The Beatles’ record as the fastest song to jump to number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Kelly’s dance-pop single “Stronger” and the pop-rock smash hit “Since U Been Gone” prove that her voice is versatile and universal in its appeal to music fans.  Billboard listed Clarkson as the 14th best-selling artist of the 2000s.

Kelly Clarkson is expanding her creative horizons by stepping into the role of a children’s book author. After Kelly achieved monumental success as a recording artist, she took a hiatus from the industry and eloped with Brandon Blackstock. Kelly is now a proud mother to River Rose, her first daughter. River is the inspiration for Kelly’s first children’s book.“River Rose and the Magical Lullaby” will debut on October 4. It is inspired by Kelly’s world tour adventures with River Rose that included stops in Asia, Australia, and the U.K. Kelly says this book is a recollection of memories that happened at “all these amazing places that she was too little to remember”. Laura Hughes designed the illustrations for Kelly’s picture book, which will be published by Harper Collins. 

With 10.7 million Twitter followers, Kelly Clarkson’s incredible journey proves that anything is possible with perseverance, tenacity, and faith. “My hope,” says Clarkson, “is for little kids to read River Rose and the Magical Lullaby and, you know, be inspired by it and know they can achieve anything.” Read Kelly’s tweet to her fans here.

“Piece By Piece” is Kelly’s third album to reach number one on the Billboard charts. This album was released on February 27, 2015. It is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon and Target. On February 25, 2016, Kelly Clarkson will be a guest judge and perform a song from Piece By Piece on American Idol. American Idol airs live on FOX.