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Celebrity Baby Blog / Kelly Clarkson

Like Mother, Like Daughter: See Kelly Clarkson’s Baby Pic Next to River’s!

02/26/2015 at 04:00 PM ET

Kelly Clarkson opens up about marriage, the joys of being a mom and her emotional new album Piece by Piece. Subscribe now for instant access to her exclusive interview and personal family photos, only in this issue of PEOPLE!

Like mother, like daughter: Kelly Clarkson gave PEOPLE an exclusive shot of herself when she was about daughter River Rose‘s age, and spoiler alert — they’re both super cute!

“She’s the happiest baby on the planet,” the singer — whose new album, Piece By Piece, drops March 3 — tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “She’s been sleeping 11 to 12 hours since she was 2 months old.”

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Why Kelly Clarkson Named Her Daughter River Rose

02/25/2015 at 07:45 PM ET

Kelly Clarkson River PEOPLE Cover
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Kelly Clarkson opens up about marriage, the joys of being a mom and her emotional new album Piece by Piece. Subscribe now for instant access to her exclusive interview and personal family photos, only in this issue of PEOPLE!

Kelly Clarkson may be a hits machine, but when it came to naming her daughter, she admits that it didn’t take that much mental heavy lifting to conjure the unique moniker River Rose.

“We were going back and forth on what to name her,” the singer, 32, tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “And I like androgynous names.”

During one day of her pregnancy, she and husband Brandon Blackstock, 38, were relaxing at their Nashville-area home when inspiration struck.

“We live on a river, so it really wasn’t that creative,” Clarkson — whose new album Piece by Piece comes out March 3 — says with a laugh.

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Kelly Clarkson Reveals the Sweet Meaning Behind ‘Heartbeat Song’

01/12/2015 at 02:00 PM ET

Kelly Clarkson Talks Tough Pregnancy, New Single
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While promoting her single “Heartbeat Song” on Monday, Kelly Clarkson shared some behind-the-scenes details about how motherhood nearly ended her career  only to make it better than she could have ever imagined.

“I honestly had a lot of wine one night and had confessions with my husband [Brandon Blackstock] of, like, ‘What I was going to do with my life?’ because my voice was really bad,” she recalled to Elvis Duran and The Z100 Morning Show. “I figured [my baby] was going to come out yelling, ‘Shut up!’ “

Quite the opposite. As Clarkson, 32, recently (and adorably) showed with a 15-second snippet of “Heartbeat Song,” little River Rose cannot get enough of her mom’s next single.

Even more heartwarming, Clarkson reveals that the track’s beat is “actually River’s heartbeat slowed down from when she was in my tummy!” (It’s no wonder then that River was super-excited about the song!)

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Kelly Clarkson Teases New Single with Adorable Clip – Starring River!

01/09/2015 at 07:00 PM ET

We’ll be “up, up, all night long” watching River Rose dancing it out to Kelly Clarkson‘s new single!

The American Idol alum, 32, teased a snippet of her upcoming release “Heartbeat Song” in the cutest way possible—with a video of her 6-month-old daughter jamming along in the studio!

The clip shows the singer’s baby girl kicking and giggling while wearing headphones the size of her tiny little head.

“Hey, River, what are you listening to?!” Clarkson says in the official clip posted on her website and social media accounts. “Dance it out! You wanna show everybody? Yeah you do!”

Kelly Clarkson River Heartbreak Song
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So Cute! Kelly Clarkson’s Daughter Visits Santa Claus

12/23/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

Talk about a holly jolly Christmas!

Kelly Clarkson‘s 6-month-old baby girl got all dressed up in her holiday-themed apparel — a reindeer hat and a onesie that read, “I drink until I pass out” — to celebrate her first photo with St. Nick.

River Rose hangin’ with Santa Claus for the first time! She LOVED him ha!” Clarkson, 32, captioned the snapshot of the two smiling.

Before the big meet up, the new mama was busy spreading her own good cheer.

Kelly Clarkson River Santa Claus
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Kelly Clarkson Shares Adorable Backstage Shot of Daughter River

12/14/2014 at 06:35 PM ET

Now, that’s one cute groupie.

Kelly Clarkson squeezed in a one-on-one with a very special visitor before hitting the stage, she wrote Saturday on Instagram.

“Hangin’ backstage with River before my show tonight in Oklahoma!” she captioned the post, sharing a sweet pre-concert snap.

The singer’s little one is having no trouble navigating the music biz: She visited the set of Clarkson’s music video for “Wrapped in Red” in October, and she already sat front row at her first concert (a September Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood show).

Kelly Clarkson River back stage
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Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Gift Kelly Clarkson’s Baby Girl a Guitar

10/14/2014 at 01:00 PM ET

Beware fellow Voice judges: Blake Shelton is already recruiting the next generation.

On Tuesday, new mom Kelly Clarkson Tweeted a photo of her baby girl River Rose posing with a special present — a personalized guitar — from her country family.

“Aunt @mirandalambert & Uncle @blakeshelton 4 the win! She is destined 2 b a Country/Rock legend with this! Thnx guys!” the singer captioned the sweet shot of her smiling 4-month-old.

But Shelton — who is managed by Clarkson’s husband Brandon Blackstock — and Miranda Lambert aren’t River’s first brush with Nashville’s biggest names.

Kelly Clarkson River Rose guitar
Kelly Clarkson/Twitter; Inset: Taylor Hill/Getty

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