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Kelly Clarkson Celebrates the Anniverary of Winning 'American Idol' Nearly 20 Years Ago!

Kelly Clarkson Celebrates the Anniverary of Winning 'American Idol' Nearly 20 Years Ago!

Kelly Clarkson is looking back on a special memory.

The 38-year-old Kelly Clarkson Show host tweeted a celebration of the anniversary of her crowning during the inaugural season of American Idol in 2002 on Friday (September 4).

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“18 years ago today was the finale of the first season of American Idol and it changed my life! I’m still hustlin 18 years later because I know I am blessed to have the opportunities and I still love my purpose! Find your purpose! Seek out what keeps that fire in you burning 🔥❤️,” she wrote.

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Check out her message, as well as 60+ photos from the moment she won nearly twenty years ago inside…

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Posted to: American Idol, Kelly Clarkson, Music

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