Born on April 24, 1982, in Fort Worth, Texas, Kelly Clarkson won the first season of American Idol in 2002, winning the million-dollar prize of an RCA record contract. Her first single, "A Moment Like This," jumped from No. 52 to No. 1 on the Billboard charts, and her first album earned two Grammy Awards. Clarkson followed with numerous hit singles, including "Because of You" and "My Life Would Suck Without You."