Kelly Clarkson’s Sad True Story

Kelly Clarkson came out as a bright and joyful lady with enormous aspirations to achieve when fans first saw her on American Idol. Clarkson’s charming demeanor remained after she won the reality competition series on September 4, 2002, and she quickly rose to the top of the music industry’s food chain with hits like “A Moment Like This.”

Though Clarkson is known for her positive outlook, she revealed a different side of herself when she recorded “Because of You” years later. Were the song’s melancholy lyrics referencing the singer’s tragic past?