The 42-year-old, a six-time Grammy Award nominee, has been juggling her studies at the Global Oved Dei Seminary and University in Florida with her life as a mum, and last week (ends21Feb16), she collected her doctorate degree.

Kelly had double the reason to celebrate at the graduation ceremony as she was also named the class valedictorian.

"Super sleepy but this is the best 'tired' ever," she wrote on Instagram, alongside a 'selfie' showing her in the traditional cap and gown. "Graduation day over and today is my first full day as Dr. Kelly C. Price".