American singer, songwriter, and television personality, Kelly Brianne Clarkson, has teamed up with Ariana Grande for a new single “Santa, Can’t You Hear Me.”

Clarkson’s debut single, “A Moment Like This”, topped the US Billboard Hot 100 and became the country’s best selling single of 2002. It was included on her pop and R&B debut album, Thankful (2003), which debuted atop the Billboard 200.

Trying to reinvent her image, Clarkson parted ways with Idol management and shifted to pop rock for her second studio album, Breakaway (2004). Supported by four US top-ten singles: “Breakaway”, “Since U Been Gone”, “Behind These Hazel Eyes”, and “Because of You”, Breakaway sold over 12 million copies worldwide and won two Grammy Awards.

In June 2020, it was announced that Clarkson would be returning as a coach for the nineteenth season of The Voice. That same month, it was announced that she would receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2021, being inducted into the category of Recording.

In May 2021, NBC announced that Clarkson’s show would take over the time slot of The Ellen DeGeneres Show after it ends in 2022. In June 2021, Clarkson won two Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment and a second consecutive win for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.