Kelly Clarkson has a busy spring planned. She is set to host the 2018 Billboard Music Awards when it moves to its new home on NBC on May 20. The powerhouse singer and "The Voice" coach took to her social media (April 16) to not only celebrate "The Voice" going live but to make the announcement she was asked to host. Clarkson has received dozens of awards in her near 16-year career and has presented her peers with awards but this is new territory for the three-time Grammy winner.
Since her career began with her very first song, Clarkson has had a significant presence on the Billboard charts. Her "American Idol" inaugural hit "A Moment Like This" broke the record set by the Beatles for the fastest jump to No. 1 - an honor she's landed twice and still holds the record ("My Life Would Suck Without You" would jump from No. 97-1 in 2009).
Albums Thankful (2003), All I Ever Wanted (2009) and Piece by Piece (2015) have reached No. 1 on the Top 200 Albums chart while she's had three Hot 100 No. 1s - the aforementioned tunes and 2012's single "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)." Clarkson's latest album Meaning of Life debuted at No. 2 in 2017.
Kelly Clarkson currently holds the record for most top 10s on the Adult Top 40 chart proving just how important her catalog is to adult radio. Recently, Clarkson scored her 101st No. 1 across any chart when single "Love So Soft" would hit No. 1 on the dance chart. Her most recent single "I Don't Think About You" has peaked at No. 16 on Adult Top 40 and has climbed to No. 28 on Adult Contemporary.
As the newest coach on "The Voice," Clarkson has been able to show a broader audience her bubbly and outspoken personality fans have loved for over a decade and she's bound to bring laughter to the Billboard Music Awards when it airs at 8:00 p.m. on May 20. Check out Kelly Clarkson's announcement below.