Kelly Clarkson attends the Clive Davis pre-Grammy gala in Beverly Hills.
Kelly Clarkson at the 2009 Grammy salute to industry icons, honouring Clive Davis at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California.
Kelly Clarkson won the first season competition of American Idol on September 4, 2002, earning 58% of the audience vote over Justin Guarini.Choking back tears, Clarkson performed the ballad “A Moment Like This”, the song written for the winner of American Idol, which would subsequently appear on her debut album Thankful. The song’s music video was filmed at Pantages Theater in Hollywood, and incorporated short scenes of Clarkson performing on Idol. When released as a single in October 2002, it set a then record on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart when it rose from number fifty-two to number one.This achievement was largely due to the impact from Idol as the CD single managed to sell 236,000 copies in its first week of sales in the U.S. it spent five weeks at number one in Canada.