Catch your breath, Kelly Clarkson fans, because she is turning 40 years old!
Before she rings in her special day on April 24, the Grammy Award-winning singer exclusively shared her birthday plans with E! News after the April 18 episode of NBC‘s American Song Contest.
“I am literally so low-key,” she said. “I know it’s my big 4-0, but I’ve had a crazy two years, so I just wanted a chill birthday.”
A lot has happened within those two years, from working on her daytime talk show—The Kelly Clarkson Show— to releasing new music to her recent divorce from ex-husband Brandon Blackstock. So when it comes to her birthday, she simply wants to have a good time with the people she loves.
“I’m going hiking with my friends, and that’s it y’all,” she shared. “And we’re doing a dinner with my band, so that’s it.”
Following her birthday festivities, the “Since You’ve Been Gone” singer will host the first round of American Song Contest semi-finals on April 25 with Snoop Dogg. And With the fates of week five‘s contestants up in the air, Clarkson shared which acts she hopes will make it through.