And The GRAMMY Went To ... Kelly Clarkson
(In the coming weeks GRAMMY.com will feature information and video highlights on winners from the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. Each installment will offer the winning or related video, and some pertinent, and not so pertinent, information about the track and the artists.)
Artist: Kelly Clarkson
Won for: Best Pop Vocal Album
Previous wins: Clarkson has two prior GRAMMY wins
Did you know?: Clarkson was nominated for three GRAMMYs this year, including Record Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," the title track from her 2011 album, Stronger. Co-written by Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin, and Ali Tamposi, the song was also nominated for Song Of The Year. Clarkson's win marks her second win in the Best Pop Vocal Album category, following Breakaway in 2005. That same year Clarkson picked up Best Female Pop Vocal Performance honors for "Since U Been Gone." Clarkson is one of two "American Idol" winners to win a GRAMMY. The other, Carrie Underwood, won her sixth GRAMMY this year. Clarkson has two career nominations in Country Field categories: Best Country Collaboration With Vocals for "Because Of You" with Reba McEntire in 2007 and Best Country Duo/Group Performance for "Don't You Wanna Stay" with Jason Aldean in 2011.