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Kelly Clarkson, Danny Gokey get chance to add to American Idol’s Grammy legacy

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Kelly Clarkson has three Grammys to her credit and will have a chance to add a fourth in 2018.

Kelly Clarkson has three Grammys to her credit and will have a chance to add a fourth in 2018.

A former contestant from American Idol has won at least a share of a Grammy in 10 of the last 12 years.

And Kelly Clarkson and Danny Gokey will have a chance to add to that legacy in 2018.

The Grammy nominations were announced Tuesday. And while Jay-Z’s eight nominations and Kendrick Lamar’s seven were the big news, the announcement also bore great news for Kelly and Danny.

Kelly’s latest single, “Love So Soft,” is nominated for best pop vocal performance.

She’ll be up against some tough competition. The other nominees are Lady Gaga for “Million Reasons,” Kesha for “Praying,” Pin for “What About Us” and Ed Sheeran for “Shape of You.”

Kelly already has three Grammys to her credit, the last coming in 2013.

But for Danny Gokey, it marks the first Grammy nomination. The third-place finisher from Idol Season 8 is nominated for best contemporary Christina music album for “Rise.”

His competition includes “Echoes” by Matt Maher, “Lifer” by MercyMe, “Hills And Valleys” by Tauren Wells and “Chain Breaker” by Zach Williams.”

Here’s a link to the complete list of Grammy nominees. The Grammys air Sunday, Jan. 28, on CBS.

And here’s a look at the past winners from American Idol.




IDOL GRAMMY WINNERS

2006

Kelly Clarkson, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Since U Been Gone.”
Kelly Clarkson, Best Pop Vocal Album, for “Breakaway,” produced by Clive Davis.

2007

Carrie Underwood, Best New Artist.
Carrie Underwood, Best Female Country Vocal Performance for “Jesus Take the Wheel.”

2008

Carrie Underwood, Best Female Country Vocal Performance, for “Before He Cheats.”

2009

Jennifer Hudson, Best R&B Album, for her self-titled debut.
Carrie Underwood, Best Female Country Vocal Performance, for “Last Name.”

2010

Carrie Underwood, Best Country Collaboration, with Randy Travis for “I Told You So.”

2011

Fantasia, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, “Bittersweet.”

2013

Carrie Underwood, Best Country Vocal Performance, “Blown Away.”
Kelly Clarkson, Best Pop Album, “Stronger.”

2014

Mandisa, Best Contemporary Christian album, “Overcomer.”

2015

Carrie Underwood, Best Country Vocal Performance, “Something in the Water.”

2017

The Color Purple (featuring Jennifer Hudson) as best musical theater album

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