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Engagement, Grammy nods makes Clarkson 'Stronger'

Published:   |   Updated: March 18, 2013 at 08:33 PM

Kelly Clarkson says she's extremely happy she was nominated for three Grammy Awards, but there's something else she is more thrilled about: her recent engagement.

"I couldn't even find someone to go on a date with that I enjoyed their company. Like, it was just rough," she said in a recent interview. "You don't see it coming. And it sounds cheesy and it sounds like a movie, but it is that though. One day you'll meet them and everything will change."

Clarkson is celebrating her one-year anniversary with fiance Brandon Blackstock, who manages country star Blake Shelton. The 30-year-old says she's still surprised she's become that "cheesy" girl and that she wasn't sure she would find true love.

"I always made fun of those people that were like, 'Oh, I met the one. He's amazing,' and I'm like, 'Oh my god, go write a song,' " said Clarkson, the first "American Idol."

Her No. 1 hit, "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," is nominated for record of the year and best pop solo performance.

The Associated Press