Kelly Clarkson: Her Tragic Real-Life Story

When fans first met Kelly Clarkson on American Idol, she came across as a bright and cheery person with big dreams to fulfill. Clarkson’s sweet persona stuck around after she won the reality competition series on Sept. 4, 2002, and she soon ascended to the top of the music industry’s food chain with hits like “A Moment Like This.”

Though Clarkson usually has an upbeat attitude, she showed another side of herself when she released “Because of You” years later. Were the song’s emotional lyrics hinting at the singer’s sad past?