(Associated Press)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Kelly Clarkson says she's extremely happy she's nominated for three Grammy Awards, but there's something else the pop singer 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, who calls Nashville, Tenn., her home, is celebrating her one-year anniversary with fiance Brandon Blackstock, who'll be with her at the Grammy Awards. 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.

Her fifth album, "Stronger," is nominated for best pop vocal album. She said the sound of her next album could be a reflection of her relationship with Blackstock.