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'American Idol' alumni: Where are they now?

<div class="meta "><span class="caption-text "> &#39;American Idol: Season 1&#39; winner, Kelly Clarkson, is the successful contestants that sang her way to the top and survived the wrath of Simon Cowell in 2002.  Clarkson saw tremendous success of her first single, &#39;A Moment Like This,&#39; released shortly after her win on Sept. 4, 2002. Since her first single, she has released five albums, selling almost 10.5 billion copies in the United States. Clarkson is a double platinum selling artist, two-time Grammy winner for her album &#39;Breakaway,&#39; and even took a stab at acting. She and season 1 runner-up Justin Guarini starred in the 2003 film &#39;From Justin to Kelly,&#39; which was a flop. Clarkson later guest starred on the shows &#39;American Dreams&#39; and &#39;Reba.&#39; Her latest album, &#39;Stronger,&#39; was released in the United States on Oct. 24, 2011. She has often appeared in singing contest shows as a coach for contestants and on March 8, 2012, ABC announced she would serve as a mentor on a new series, &#39;Duets,&#39; which premieres in the summer. (Myspace.com&#47;kellyclarkson)</span></div>
March 6, 2014 11:14:01 AM PST