Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson American Idol Contestant
April 24th, 1992
Home State: 
Finished # 1

If you're aware of the music scene in the last decade you'll know that Kelly quickly became a superstar after idol, has won coutless emmies , sold tens of millions of recordings and is flirting with legendary status, ranked by some in the top 100 popular music artists of all time and all genres.  

It's almost mind numbing that the first winner of a tv talent show could go on to sucess levels limited to so few.   From all I read she's a great person too.