Who is the most successful American Idol?
The most successful winner is Kelly Clarkson. But the most successful contestant would either have to be Jennifer Hudson or David Archuleta.
In the USA, Carrie Underwood is the most successful Idol contestant. As of today, May 17, 2009, she has sold over 10 Million albums and has won every major award in music (including 4 Grammys). Worldwide, the most successful Idol alumus is Kelly Clarkson with over 20 Million records sold and popularity in numerous countries.
American Idol runner-ups are : Season 1- Justin Guarini . Season 2- Clay Aiken . Season 3- Diana Degarmo . Season 4- Bo Bice . Season 5- Katherine Mcphee . Season 6- Blake Lewis . Season 7- David Archuleta . Season 8- Adam Lambert . Season 9- Crystal Bowersox . I think that Adam Lambert is the most successful runner-up until now. David Archuleta is also successful.
The third season of American Idol was ranked by Forbes as the most successful of all reality TV shows earning the network 260 million in profits by the end of the 3rd season. The third season had 360 million votes and 25 million watched the final elimination with 28 million watching the results show
According to US album sales, Carrie Underwood is the most successful American Idol contestant to date. The country singer has sold more than 12.4 million albums in the US and 2 million more worldwide. Although Carrie has sold more albums in the US, Kelly Clarkson has sold more albums worldwide - 23 million.
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