About Kelly ClarksonPerhaps the most successful product of American Idol, 2002 winner Kelly Clarkson has sold in excess of twenty million albums since her televised triumph. With a soulful voice that's drawn prolific praise form critics and a soft-rock influenced sound, Clarkson stormed the charts with a series of top ten singles including Since U Been Gone, My Life Would Suck Without You, A Moment Like This and Because Of You. Her four albums so far have all taken her to the top five in the US album charts, and won her two Grammy Awards. Clarkson's also occasionally appeared in films and undertaken a number of television appearances. One single stayed in the US chart top 40 for 111 consecutive weeks, the longest ever run by a female artist, in 2006, leading to some commentators giving Clarkson the title "the most successful female artist in history".