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Celebrate Kelly Clarkson's Birthday With Her 20 Best Live Performances

Celebrate Kelly Clarkson's Birthday With Her 20 Best Live Performances

Happy Birthday, Kelly Clarkson! The Grammy Award-winning singer celebrates her 32nd birthday on Thursday, April 24.

The Texas native — who is expecting a baby girl with her husband Brandon Blackstock — became a pop-country music sensation after her debut on the first season of American Idol. Years after her coronation as the singing competition’s first-ever winner, Kelly continues to dominate the industry with her world-conquering music and memorable acts.

In celebration of her birthday, here is a look back at her 20 greatest live performances:

21. When she covered Adele's "Someone Like You" in concert (2012)


Kelly Clarkson - Someone Like You (Adele Cover) Live in HD from Brisbane Australia 2012

2. When she teamed up with Rascal Flatts for "What Hurts the Most" (2006)


A+ - Kelly Clarkson with Rascal Flatts - What Hurts The Most

3. How about that time she revived Ray Charles' "You Don't Know Me" with John Legend? (2012)


Duets - Kelly Clarkson & John Legend - You Don't Know Me

4. ... And Betty Hutton's timeless classic "Stuff Like That There" on Idol (2002)


Kelly Clarkson: Stuff Like That There

5. When she delivered a hair-raising performance of her hit single "Already Gone" at the 2009 AMAs


Kelly Clarkson - Already Gone Live at AMA(American Music Awards 2009)

6. When she showed Idol contestants how it's done with "People Like Us" (2013)


Kelly Clarkson-People Like Us live in American Idol 2013

7. When she performed "Breakaway" at The X Factor UK finale (2012)


Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway (The X Factor UK Final)

8. When she took everyone's breath away with "Catch My Breath" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2013)


Kelly Clarkson-Catch My Breath (Ellen Show)

9. When she showed off her wedding fever at the 2013 CMA Fest with "Tie It Up"


Kelly Clarkson ~ Tie It Up ~ CMA Fest 2013

10. When she gave Eminem's "Lose Yourself" a pop treatment in concert (2012)


Kelly Clarkson Lose Yourself Cover (Great Quality)

11. When she delivered an arresting performance of "Because of You" at the 2006 Grammys


Kelly Clarkson - Because of You (Grammy Awards, 2006)

12. When she let freedom ring with her rendition of "My Country Tis of Thee" at Obama's 2013 Inauguration?


Kelly Clarkson Sings 'My Country 'Tis of Thee' at 2013 Obama Inauguration | The New York Times

13. Remember when she got festive and performed "Underneath the Tree" on The Voice? (2013)


Kelly Clarkson: "Underneath the Tree" - The Voice Highlight

14. When she channeled her inner Aretha Franklin for her rendition of "Respect" on Idol (2002)


Kelly Clarkson - Respect @ American Idol (Section Group 2)

15. ... and "Natural Woman" (2002)


Kelly Clarkson American Idol HD - You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman

16. When she performed "My Life Would Suck Without You" during an unplugged acoustic set for Radio 1's Live Lounge (2009)


Kelly Clarkson - My Life Would Suck Without You (acoustic) BBC Radio

17. When she sang a medley of her greatest hits at the 2012 AMAs


Kelly Clarkson Medley (Live Performance at American Music Awards 2012)

18. How could anyone forget the time she made it rain at the 2005 VMAs during her performance of "Since U Been Gone"?


Kelly Clarkson Since U Been Gone 2005-08-28) MTV VMA's

19. When she won American Idol with "A Moment Like This" (2002)


kelly clarkson a moment like this ai finale

And of course, her Idol audition that started it all
20. When she debuted her undeniable vocals and won the world with her Girl Next Door personality (2002)




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