Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American pop rock singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. Clarkson made her debut under RCA Records after she won the highly publicized first season of the television series American Idol in 2002. She was originally marketed as a pop musician with her debut album Thankful (2003). With the release of her multi-platinum second album Breakaway (2004), Clarkson moved to a more pop rock-oriented style of music. Clarkson’s third album, entitled My December, was released on June 26, 2007. It went Platinum in many countries, including the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia. Clarkson has sold over 19 million albums worldwide. Her fourth album is expected in the fall of 2008. Clarkson’s tour with Reba McEntire ranks as the 13th most successful tour in the U.S. of 2008. The tour has grossed an entire $6,750,000 from the first fifteen shows and is expected to gross $18,000,000 by the end of the year.