She was once the princess of pop rock, but 14 years into her career, she's going full-blown soul.
'I'm so excited I can't stop smiling,' Clarkson said after the announcement.
Discussed this week: 2016's Song of the Summer contenders, Kelly Clarkson's return, and musicians' reactions (or lack thereof) to the Orlando shooting.
Clarkson says there's more than one element to her big announcement.
Earlier this week, Clarkson said the 'coolest' announcement of her career is on the horizon.
'This is the coolest announcement for me as an artist,' Clarkson said before diving into a soulful rendition of an Otis Redding classic.
Can you believe the powerhouse singer considered a career in marine biology before 'American Idol'?
The singer first revealed her pregnancy during an emotional 'Piece By Piece' performance in August 2015.
From Kelly Clarkson to Trent Harmon, which Idol ultimately stands out as the best of the bunch?
Unfortunately, the voting public got the winner wrong...for the eighth time in 10 years.