Kelly Clarkson returns as a coach for Season 16 of NBC's multi-Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice."
Clarkson, who recently released her critically acclaimed eighth studio album, "Meaning of Life," is among the most popular artists of this era, with total worldwide sales of more than 25 million albums and 36 million singles.
The Texas-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter first came to fame in 2002 as the winner of the inaugural season of "American Idol." Clarkson's debut single, "A Moment Like This," followed, and quickly went to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100, ultimately ranking as the year's best-selling single in the U.S. Clarkson is also one of pop's top singles artists, with 17 singles boasting multi-platinum, platinum and gold certifications around the world, including such global favorites as "Miss Independent" and "Because of You."
Clarkson has released eight studio albums ("Thankful," "Breakaway," "My December," "All I Ever Wanted," "Stronger," "Wrapped in Red," "Piece by Piece," "Meaning of Life"), one greatest hits album and two children's books (New York Times Top 10 best-seller "River Rose and the Magical Lullaby" and the recent follow-up, "River Rose and the Magical Christmas").
She is the recipient of an array of awards, including 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. She is also the first artist to top each of Billboard's pop, adult contemporary, country and dance charts.
Clarkson hosted the "2018 Billboard Music Awards," in addition to appearing and winning as coach twice in a row for the 14th and 15th seasons of "The Voice." She is also slated to make her daytime debut with her talk show, "The Kelly Clarkson Show," launching in the fall on NBC.