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Kelly Clarkson noticeably slimmer at 'CMT Music Awards'

Everyone knows Kelly Clarkson can belt out a tune, and then some. When she took the stage at Nashville's 2018 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday night (June 6), she proved she can do that and also steal an entire telecast with just a few minutes on camera. 

“This artist is the definition of an American woman: She’s strong, she’s confident, and man, she can sing,” noted presenter Bobby Bones when Clarkson's time came to perform her soul-tinged, take-no-prisoners version of the Guess Who 1969 classic "American Woman," backed by a gospel choir.

One thing Bones didn't mention: Clarkson was also looking as fantastic as she sounded. Clad in a body-hugging short black dress and heels, the currently reigning Voice coach champion's figure was undeniably svelter than fans have seen her in quite some time.

Clarkson has long been a champion for body positivity no matter what size, making her current fit appearance even more of a inspiration for those who have followed her journey over the years. 

The American Idol alum’s cover tune will serve as the theme song for the Paramount Network’s upcoming series of the same name, which stars Alicia Silverstone, Mena Suvari, and Jennifer Bartels, and debuts Thursday (June 7). The official music video, which debuted earlier on Wednesday, incorporates footage from the series.

Clarkson has been quite busy of late. In addition to her performance at the CMT Awards, she hosted the 2018 Billboard Music Awards last month, and ushered in the Voice's youngest-ever winner, Brynn Cartelli, during her very first season as a coach on the hit reality show.