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Kelly Clarkson's Journey: From "American Idol" to "All I Ever Wanted"

March 11, 2009 5:36 PM ET

Yesterday, Kelly Clarkson's fourth album, All I Ever Wanted was released, featuring the killer first single "My Life Would Suck Without You." Take a look back at the Texas singer's journey from American Idol hopeful to international pop sensation in our new photo gallery: Kelly Clarkson's Journey: From "American Idol" to "All I Ever Wanted".

Plus, stroll through Clarkson's discography with reviews of all of her work:

Thankful
Breakaway
My December
All I Ever Wanted

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