Who won the first season of “American Idol”?
Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this. Well, Kelly Clarkson didn’t, grabbing the inaugural “American Idol” win over Justin Guarini at age 20. This big victory took place in September 2002, when the judging lineup included Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson. Clarkson’s winning streak didn’t stop with “American Idol,” as she went on to take home three Grammy Awards, among other accolades. Sources: ET Online, Grammy.com
Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer and songwriter. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the first season of American Idol, which earned her a record deal with RCA Records.
Spouse: Brandon Blackstock (m. 2013)
Movies and TV shows: American Idol, From Justin to Kelly, World Idol, Issues 101, Duets, Damage Control, The Star
Children: River Rose Blackstock, Remington Alexander Blackstock