Kelly Clarkson needs you to know about one of her favorite F words: “Females. Get your mind out of the gutter,” the pop icon said in a segment on her talkshow dedicated to highlighting trailblazing women to celebrate Women’s History Month.



Clarkson was along for the ride as she revealed some of the most inventions created by women on The Kelly Clarkson Show. Without knowing the full list ahead of time, Clarkson was as baffled as some viewers as she shared her genuine reactions to some of the brightest women in history: “Get ready to be inspired and maybe learn something new because these next few minutes are going to be completely dedicated to one of my favorite F words: Females. Get your mind out of the gutter.”



Of course, Clarkson included a shoutout to legendary women throughout history, including Harriet Tubman, Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Michelle Obama. She also delved into the details of a few “women who changed the world with their inventions,” including some that might surprise you. Clarkson, for example, exclaimed “What?! The computer was from a woman? Did you know this?! Women are so cool… That’s really rad.”



Clarkson discover that women are also credited with inventing caller ID, windshield wipers, the dishwasher, beer, wireless transmission technology and bulletproof fiber. Clarkson closed the segment, encouraging women, “let’s continue to change the world, as we do.”



20 Years of Kelly Clarkson: What’s Next for the Alpha ‘Idol’ to Conquer?

Incredibly, 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the premiere of American Idol – and 20 years since we first got to know the original Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson.

On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, hosts Katie and Keith are looking back at Clarkson’s stellar career – from the pop diva’s chart-topping Billboard hits and her trio of Grammy Award wins, to her success as a TV personality and host (including her Emmy Award-winning talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show). Listen to the full episode, below!Plus, what might the future have in store for Clarkson’s career? Could her chat show’s wildly popular Kellyoke segment spawn a covers album from the diva? Will her very busy TV schedule ever let her tour again? After all, not only does she host The Kelly Clarkson Show, but she’s also a coach on NBC’s The Voice, and she will co-host NBC’s American Song Contest (beginning March 21).



Also on the show, we’ve got major chart news about how Glass Animals’ slow-burning hit “Heat Waves” finally hits No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart – well over a year after it debuted on the tally. Plus, Tears for Fears returns to the top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for the first time since 1989 with the duo’s new album The Tipping Point.


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The Billboard Pop Shop Podcast is your one-stop shop for all things pop on Billboard‘s weekly charts. You can always count on a lively discussion about the latest pop news, fun chart stats and stories, new music, and guest interviews with music stars and folks from the world of pop. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard‘s deputy editor, digital, Katie Atkinson and senior director of Billboard charts Keith Caulfield every week on the podcast, which can be streamed on or downloaded in Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast provider. (Click here to listen to the previous edition of the show on


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