“American Idol” è responsabile della nascita di molte stelle che tutti amiamo oggi. Senza la competizione del talent show, non avremmo artisti del calibro di Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks, Adam Lambert o Fantasia, che hanno tutti preso parte allo spettacolo dopo la sua prima stagione. Tuttavia, la prima vincitrice dello show, Kelly Clarkson, ha alzato l’asticella. Come notato da ChartMasters, la hitmaker di “Miss Independant” ha raggiunto più di 34 milioni di vendite equivalenti di album.
It seems Clarkson is reflecting over her win once again. This time, however, it's for another milestone. Believe it or not, it's been two whole decades since she became the nation's first Idol.
Kelly Clarkson expressed her continued gratitude for everyone's support
Time flies when you're having fun! September 4 marked the 20th anniversary since the U.S. public voted for Kelly Clarkson to become their first-ever winner of "American Idol." Since winning the show, the "Never Again" hitmaker has won three Grammy Awards and achieved eight top 10 albums on the US Billboard 200 chart, three of which reached the top spot.
To honor the 20th anniversary of her win, Clarkson took to Instagram to share a heartfelt message about the opportunity that changed her life. "That moment was the door that opened up so much access and opportunity, and creative partnerships that I will be grateful for all of my days. The family and friendships I have created over these 20 years in music and tv are priceless to me," she wrote. Clarkson noted that she is, "blessed of the successes and failures" she has learned from, crediting her friends and family for helping her when she needed them the most. "Thank you to every single person that voted 20 years ago!" she added. And with more than 308,000 likes on her post as of this writing, it's easy to see that fans continue to vote for her again every single day with their unyielding support.