Kelly Clarkson celebrates 14th anniversary of ‘American Idol’ win

Original "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson stands on stage before helping announce the nominations for the 41st annual American Music Awards on October 10, 2013 in New York City. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 5 (UPI) — Recording artist Kelly Clarkson took to Twitter this weekend to mark the 14th anniversary of her “American Idol” win.

“14 yrs ago 2day @AmericanIdol opened a door w/such amazing opportunities & experiences 4 me! I am 4ever grateful & blessed! #heresto14more,” the singer tweeted Sunday.

Clarkson, now 34, was the winner of the first season of the singing competition series in 2002. She went on to have a successful music career with hit songs such as “Miss Independent,” “My Life Would Suck Without You,” “Stronger [What Doesn’t Kill You,]” “Piece by Piece” and “Heartbeat Song.”

“American Idol” ended its 15-season run this past April.


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