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Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer, songwriter and television personality. She rose to fame in 2002, after winning the first season of American Idol, which earned her a record deal with RCA Records. Clarkson's debut single, "A Moment Like This", topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and became the country's best-selling single of 2002, it was followed by the release of her debut studio album, which debuted atop the US Billboard 200. Trying to reinvent her image, Clarkson parted ways with Idol management and shifted to pop rock music for her second album, Breakaway. After numerous top 40 radio number-one singles, such as "Since U Been Gone" and "Because of You", the album sold over 12 million copies worldwide and earned Clarkson two Grammy Awards, she took further creative control for her third album, My December, by becoming the executive producer and co-writing the entire album. However, her label was promoted the album reluctantly. Clarkson returned to the top of the charts with her more mainstream-oriented fourth album, All I Ever Wanted.

Its lead single, "My Life Would Suck Without You", holds the record for the biggest jump to number one on the Hot 100 chart. Her fifth studio album, made Clarkson the first artist to win the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album twice, it spawned her third Hot 100 number-one single "Stronger". She became the first American female artist to achieve the best-selling holiday album of the year with Wrapped in Red. Following the release of her third number-one album Piece by Piece, Clarkson concluded her contract with RCA Records and signed with Atlantic Records in 2016, her soul-influenced eighth album, Meaning of Life, hit number two on the Billboard 200 and garnered her a record fifth Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album. Clarkson has sold over 40 million singles worldwide, she has had 27 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, with three number one songs and eleven in the Top 10. Her accolades include three Grammy Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, four American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards.

Billboard has hailed Clarkson as "one of pop music's greatest singers" and honored her with the Powerhouse Award for her vocals. Clarkson became the first artist in history to top each of Billboard's pop, adult contemporary, adult pop and dance charts, she was ranked nineteenth on VH1's list of 100 Greatest Women in Music. Clarkson ventured into film and writing children's books, she serves as a coach on the competition series The Voice and hosts the variety talk show The Kelly Clarkson Show. Kelly Clarkson was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to Jeanne Ann, a first grade English teacher, Stephen Michael Clarkson, a former engineer, she is the youngest of three children with a brother named a sister named Alyssa. Clarkson has two younger half brothers from her father's second marriage, her parents divorced when she was six years old, whereupon her brother went to live with their father, her sister went to live with an aunt, she stayed with her mother. Clarkson's mother remarried, to Jimmy Taylor, her ancestry is of Greek, Welsh and Irish.

Her mother is a descendant of Republican state senator Isaiah Rose, whose life story was discussed on Clarkson's episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, in 2013. Clarkson was raised Southern Baptist, she has said: "I always grew up in church. I was the leader of our youth group. I've always grown up pretty close with God, but I think I've just gotten a lot closer just because He's the only one I can lean on." She said of her upbringing: "My family was conservative. Clarkson told her. Clarkson graduated from Burleson High School in 2000, where she performed in several musicals, such as Annie Get Your Gun, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Brigadoon, she sang at her high school talent show, after which an audience member shared some inspiring words with her: "God has given you this gift. You've got to sing. You're destined to sing." Clarkson continued singing and soon started classical training, hoping music would be her ticket to a college scholarship. Upon graduating from high school, Clarkson was offered full scholarships to University of Texas at Austin, University of North Texas, Berklee College of Music, but declined them, explaining: "I've written so much music and wanted to try a career on my own" adding, "you're never too old to go to college."After graduation, Clarkson worked several jobs to finance a demo, recording material and trying to market it to record labels, but received little response.

Clarkson turned down two recording contracts from Jive Records and Interscope Records, stating "They would have pigeonholed me as a bubblegum act. I was confident enough that something better would come along." In 2001, she traveled to Los Angeles. She appeared as an extra in a few television series such as Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Dharma & Greg and worked with musician Gerry Goffin to record five demo tracks in trying to secure a record deal. According to Clarkson, her early attempts to launch her music career floundered when she was turned down by every US record label for sounding'too black'. Lack of other career opportunities and a fire incident in her apartment forced Clarkson to return to Burles

Hugo Jinkis

Hugo Jinkis is an Argentinian businessman, the CEO and owner of Full Play Group, a football broadcasting rights company. Interpol released a red notice concerning him, for his alleged participation in issues related with bribes, he has appeared in front of the authorities and is sought by the United States on charges of conspiracy to commit the offenses of racketeering, wire fraud, money laundering. Jinkis was involved, along with his son, Mariano Jinkis, in the 2015 FIFA corruption case. In August 2015, Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio ordered that Hugo and Mariano Jinkis be released from prison on condition that they remain not more than 60 km from the court, that neither can leave their home for more than 24 hours without notifying the judicial authorities

Delhi, Louisiana

Delhi called Deerfield, is a town in Richland Parish, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 2,919. During the American Civil War and Monroe, the seat of Ouachita Parish, were overcrowded with unwelcome refugees from rural areas to the east when the forces of General U. S. Grant moved into northeastern Louisiana. Grant spent the winter of 1862-1863 at Winter Quarters south of Newellton in Tensas Parish in preparation for the siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi, he did not take the river port city until July 4, 1863. Historian John D. Winters reported "strong Union sympathy" in both Monroe. In the 1940s, Delhi was the center of a large natural gas boom. Numerous workers came to work in the industry. Several functioning gas fields still surround the town. From 1968-1969, Delhi Fire Department was home to the now defunct Louisiana State Police - Troop O; the site was abandoned in 1969 after thirteen months' operation, with state services reverting to be provided by Troop F in Monroe.

On February 21, 1971, Louisiana's only recorded. It resulted in forty-seven deaths and was the deadliest F5 tornado to hit the United States since the Jackson, Candlestick Park tornado in 1966, it was the earliest confirmed F5 tornado during a year. Delhi has a drug store, the E. W. Thomsom Drug Company, which has operated continuously since 1873 in the same downtown location; the company has been owned for four generations by the McEacharn family, who purchased it from the Thomsons in the early 1920s. Pharmacist Wilfred Bruce McEacharn is the current owner; the lunch counter sells hand-crafted milk shakes and old-fashioned fountain Coca-Colas. Popular menu items include plates of tuna and chicken salad. Shari McEacharn, his wife, operates a gift shop within the drug store; the Thomson Company remains a mainstay of Delhi for all generations of patrons. Delhi is located at 32°27′21″N 91°29′36″W; the town lies at the confluence of U. S. Route 80 and Louisiana Highway 17, near to Interstate 20. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.6 square miles, of which 2.5 square miles is land and 0.1 square mile is water.

The elevation of 89 ft spared Delhi from the brunt of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 that destroyed most of the surrounding Mississippi River Delta area. The Poverty Point Reservoir, which hosts the acclaimed Black Bear Golf Club and the Poverty Point Reservoir State Park, is located just north of Delhi on Louisiana State Highway 17 near Warden; the reservoir project was pushed to fruition by State Senator Francis C. Thompson of Delhi; as of the census of 2000, there were 3,066 people, 1,129 households, 788 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,215.2 people per square mile. There were 1,253 housing units at an average density of 496.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 42.24% White, 56.78% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.36% from other races, 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population. There were 1,129 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% were married couples living together, 24.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.2% were non-families.

27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.10. In the town, the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.0 males. The median income for a household in the town was $21,763, the median income for a family was $25,651. Males had a median income of $25,054 versus $12,837 for females; the per capita income for the town was $11,161. About 26.2% of families and 31.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.7% of those under age 18 and 21.8% of those age 65 or over. Public schools in Richland Parish are operated by the Richland Parish School Board. Three campuses serve the town of Delhi - Delhi Elementary School, Delhi Middle School, Delhi High School..

Delhi Charter School is an area charter school. Johnny Robinson, 6 Time NFL All Pro, 2020 NFL Hall of Fame Inductee, 1970 Super Bowl Champion with the Kansas City Kansas City ChiefsEarl Holliman, Golden Globe award-winning film and television actor known for movies such as The Sons of Katie Elder, Gunfight at the O. K. Corral and Giant and TV series Police Woman Arlene Howell, Miss Louisiana USA 1958, Miss USA 1958 and television actress Bnois King and blues musician, was born in Delhi Bob Love, basketball player, went to high school in Delhi Charles A. Marvin, judge of the Louisiana Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit from 1975 to 1999.