Happy 31st Birthday, Kelly Clarkson: 31 of Her Biggest Accomplishments

April 24, 2013 3:00 am

April 24 is Kelly Clarkson‘s 31st birthday!

To mark the special occasion, we wanted to honor the pop star and first-ever American Idol winner with a look at her incredible career over the past 11 years … with a break down of success by the numbers.

1 Inauguration performance of “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee,” for President Barack Obama (and the world) in 2013

2 Record contracts Kelly turned down before auditioning for American Idol in 2002

3 Grammy Awards she has won

4 Millions of downloads for “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” making it the second best-selling American Idol single to date

5 Studio albums she has released

6 Times her second album, 2004’s Breakaway, went platinum

7 Number “Because of You” peaked at on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart

8 Million fans Kelly has on Facebook

9 American Music Awards nominations

10 Top 10 singles

11 Billion views “Catch My Breath” has on YouTube

12 Tours

13 Billboard Music Awards

14 Top 20 singles

15 Million made from Breakaway World Tour (2005-2006)

16 Million views “Dark Side” has on YouTube

17 Billboard Music Awards nominations

18 Songs Kelly performed while competing on Idol 

19 Name of first record label

20 Million albums sold

21 Million views “Breakaway” has on YouTube

22 TV/film credits

23 Million views “Mr. Know It All” has on YouTube

24 Day of April she was born

25 Music videos

26 Singles

27 North American stops on My December Tour (2007-2008)

28 Weeks “Breakaway” was at No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart

29 Million views “Already Gone” has on YouTube

30 Stops on American Idol LIVE Tour (2002)

31 Years she has been on this earth … and we’re thankful for every one of them!

Parting words from the birthday girl: