Kelly Clarkson is once again the darling of the Christmas holiday with her “Wrapped In Red” CD that is bringing more joy to many. Born Kelly Brianne Clarkson on 24, 1982, she rose to fame in 2002 after winning the first season of American Idol, and has since been established as “The Original American Idol”. Her debut single, “A Moment Like This”, topped the US Billboard Hot 100 and broke the record for the biggest jump to number one in the chart’s history; it became the best-selling single of the year in the country. She became the runner-up of World Idol the following year. Clarkson’s debut studio album, Thankful (2003), has been certified 2× platinum and sold over 4.5 million copies internationally. Its lead single, “Miss Independent,” became an international hit, earning Clarkson her first Grammy nomination. She developed a rock-oriented sound with the release of her second album, Breakaway (2004). By the time she got to her fifth album, Stronger (2011), she generated international chart-topping singles, “Mr. Know It All” and “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” with the latter being the best-selling American Idol single to date with over five million copies worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, making Clarkson the first and only artist to win the award twice. In 2012, Clarkson released Greatest Hits – Chapter One; its lead single, “Catch My Breath,” became her twenty-fourth entry on the Hot 100 and eleventh million-selling single. She has ninety-one number ones on the Billboard charts and eleven international number one singles, and has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. We will continue to highlight her many accomplishments here at New Music Weekly. From all of us here from Nashville to Los Angeles, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy 2015.