HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC)– The first “American Idol” winner now has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Singer and talk show host Kelly Clarkson received her star on Monday.
Clarkson became an instant sensation after winning “Idol” in 2002.
Former American Idol judge Simon Cowell and Jason Halbert, Clarkson’s music director since 2003, spoke with her at the ceremony in front of the Ovation Hollywood shopping complex at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue.
Former “Idol” judges Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson were also in attendance.
Clarkson told the crowd she felt “lucky” to be where she is in her career.
“I feel very fortunate and fortunate because I know a lot of talented people who love to sing and are great at it, and write songs and are even talk show hosts — I think a lot of people can do that,” she said. “I just feel very fortunate to be given the chance.”
Clarkson’s other awards include Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host in 2020, 2021 and 2022, four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards and a Country Music Association Award.
The City News Service contributed to this report.
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