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Press/Photos/Video: Kelly Clarkson Hosts 2018 Billboard Awards

I’ve added hundreds of new photos of Kelly from tonight’s appearance at the Billboard Awards. She hosted and performed and was AMAZING. While hosting she addressed the Santa Fe shooting. Check out a snippet from the press about it. You can also see videos and photos of her at the award show below. Enjoy!

Tearful Kelly Clarkson Opens Billboard Music Awards with Tribute to Santa Fe Shooting Victims

Kelly Clarkson opened the 2018 Billboard Music Awards with a powerful tribute to her home state.

The show’s host shed tears as she honored the 10 victims of Friday’s school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas. “I’m a Texas girl and my home state has had so much heartbreak over this past year. Once again, y’all, we’re grieving more kids that have died for absolutely no reason at all,” Clarkson said as the MGM Grand venue was lit black.

“Tonight they wanted me to say that obviously, we want to pray for all the victims and families. They also wanted me to do a moment of silence and I’m so sick of moments of silence. It’s not working, obviously.”

“Why don’t we stop moments of silence and do a moment of action? Why don’t we do a moment of change? Change what’s happening, because it’s horrible. Mommas and daddies should be able to send their kids to school, to church, to movie theaters, to clubs. You should be able to live your life without that fear,” the mother of four said.

“So people need to do better. We are failing our children, we’re failing our communities. We’re failing their families. I have four children. I can’t imagine getting that phone call or knock on the door. So instead of a moment of silence, I want to respect them and honor them with tonight y’all in your community, where you live, your friends, everybody. Let’s have a moment of action, let’s have a moment of change.”

Also in her opening monologue, Clarkson reemphasized her call to action.

“I’m not going to try and cry anymore. I hate talking about it but you have to talk about it or no change is going to happen,” she said.

“What am I doing here you’re asking, me too. I don’t know but someone’s getting fired y’all but it ain’t me because I’m under contract,” Clarkson quipped as she began her opening jokes.

“I get it hosts, people who generally host, they’re comedians like Amy Schumer, she’s awesome, Chris Rock, he’s awesome. Tonight you’re just getting me. And I’m a singer and this is obviously new for me so be nice and if you’re gonna be mean at least be funny,” she continued.

“I’ve decided that tonight I’m just going to be who I really am at these shows and I’m a big fan y’all, I love all these artists,” Clarkson said as she waved to Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato.
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Photos: Billboard Music Awards Photo Call + Photo Sessions + More

I’ve added a bunch of new photos of Kelly from her appearance yesterday at the Billboard Music Awards Photo Call. I’ve also added a new photo session and additional images of Kelly from last month at the Taste For A Cure Event. Enjoy all the great photos!

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Photos: The Voice Episodes 14×25 and 14×26

I’ve added photos of Kelly from this week’s episodes of The Voice to the gallery. What a great season it has been. Be sure to tune in next week for the finale. Be sure to vote for Brynn who is on Team Kelly. Enjoy!

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Photos: The Voice Updates + Photo Session Additions

I’ve got the gallery up to date with all of Kelly’s recent public appearances, The Voice episodes, and photo sessions. So many lovely photos. Hope you enjoy them!

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Press/Video: Kelly returning to The Voice Season 15

It’s official! Kelly is returning for season 15 of The Voice! She will be joined by Voice veterans Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, as well as Jennifer Hudson. This is my dream team of coaches so I’m so excited!!

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Press: Music Superstar Kelly Clarkson To Perform National Anthem at 102nd Indianapolis 500

Multiple Grammy Award-winning superstar Kelly Clarkson will perform the national anthem before the start of the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on Sunday, May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Clarkson will sing on Race Day in the traditional spot before the 33 drivers are called to their cars in front of the largest single-day spectator sporting event crowd in the world.

Clarkson, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, first rose to fame in 2002 as the winner of the inaugural season of “American Idol.” She has grown to become one of the most popular artists of any era, with more than 100 No. 1 singles on all Billboard charts and total worldwide sales of more than 25 million albums and 36 million singles.

She has won three Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, two American Country Awards and one Country Music Association Award.

This will be the second time Clarkson has performed the anthem before the Indianapolis 500, as she also sang in 2011 with Seal while accompanied on piano by David Foster.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Kelly back to IMS on Race Day to sing the national anthem for hundreds of thousands of fans in the stands and millions of viewers around the world,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “She is an incredible live performer with a wonderful and instantly recognizable voice. We look forward to her rendition of the national anthem during one of the most poignant moments of this iconic global sporting spectacle.”

Clarkson has released eight studio albums, one greatest hits album and two children’s books. Her most recent album and first for Atlantic Records, the soul-inspired “Meaning of Life,” was released in October 2017 and features the Grammy-nominated single “Love So Soft.” The album’s second and latest single is the stunning ballad “I Don’t Think About You.”

She also is a coach on the 14th season of the hit TV singing competition, “The Voice,” which premiered in February.

Follow Clarkson on Twitter @kelly_clarkson, on Instagram @kellyclarkson, on Snapchat at itsmekellyc and on YouTube at youtube.com/kellyclarkson.

Visit IMS.com to purchase tickets for the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on Sunday, May 27 and for more information on the complete Month or May schedule at IMS.

The race will be televised live on ABC, with the pre-race show starting at 11 a.m. (ET).
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