Kelly Clarkson Looks Back on Her 'American Idol' Win 14 Years Later: 'I Am Forever Grateful'
By Rachel McRady
A moment like that! Fourteen years ago Sunday, Kelly Clarkson was crowned the first American Idol. The “Stronger” singer, 34, took to Twitter on the anniversary of her historic win to mark the occasion.
"I came from American Idol, which was awesome, but it was kind of an arranged marriage after getting in the industry," Clarkson explained of her relationship with RCA Records. "While it was awesome sometimes, sometimes it was rough."