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Kelly through the years

2002: Clarkson croons what became her first hit, “A Moment Like This,” upon winning “American Idol.” (Lucy Nicholson / AP)
2003: The singer hits the radio station-sponsored pop stadium circuit with a stop at Zootopia in New Jersey. (Mark Mainz / Getty Images)
2004: That’s her sultry side showing during a Lifetime Television cancer benefit concert at L.A.’s Wiltern Theater. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
2005: She shoots high and scores, taking to the stage in New York City’s Madison Square Garden. (Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images)
2006: Honoring Reba McEntire, whose voice “always made me feel peaceful,” at “CMT Giants” in Hollywood. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
2007: Clarkson revs up the crowd before the start of February’s Daytona 500 in Florida. (John Raoux / AP)