1982 - Born in Fort Worth, Texas; birth of an American Idol winner, Grammy Award-winning American pop rock singer and actress
1990s - Enrolled at Pauline Hughes Middle School
- Attended Burleson High School
- Involved in musicals
2000 - Graduated and worked for a number of jobs
2002 - Appeared on "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" and "Issues 101"
- Auditioned for "American Idol"
- Won the reality contest on September 4 earning 58% of the audience votes
- Released her single "A Moment Like This"
2003 - Joined "World Idol" in London, England and got the 2nd place
2004 - Nominated for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance" in Grammy Awards
- Won two Grammy Awards for the album ***Breakaway
2005 - American Music Award for T-Mobile Text-In Award (Artist Of The Year)
- American Music Award for Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist
- MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video (Since U Been Gone)
- MTV Video Music Award for Best Pop Video (Since U Been Gone)
2006 - Released her single "Walk Away"
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