Thursday, May 6, 2010

Billboard ranked the Top American Idol Contestants of all time

Billboard.com has put together a list of The Top 24 American Idols of All-Time, which was compiled by crunching some numbers regarding their post-"American Idol" successes.


--Things like album sales, digital track sales and radio plays were taken into account, although the specific methodology . . . assuming their was one beyond simply adding everything up . . . is unclear.


--KELLY CLARKSON came out on top. She's sold 10.6 million albums, 15.9 million tracks, and has almost 4.3 million radio plays. Here's the Top 10:


#1.) KELLY CLARKSON . . . winner of Season One

#2.) CARRIE UNDERWOOD . . . winner of Season Four

(--She's actually sold more albums than Kelly. Carrie's sold 11.5 million copies. But Kelly Clarkson still has her beat for individual tracks and airplay.)

#3.) CHRIS DAUGHTRY . . . who came in fourth on Season Five

#4.) JORDIN SPARKS . . . winner of Season Six (--Wow. I forgot about her.)

#5.) DAVID COOK . . . winner of Season Seven

#6.) CLAY AIKEN . . . who was the runner-up on Season Two

#7.) KELLIE PICKLER . . . who came in sixth on Season Five

#8.) DAVID ARCHULETA . . . who was the runner-up on Season Seven

#9.) FANTASIA BARRINO. . . winner of Season Three

#10.) RUBEN STUDDARD . . . winner of Season Two

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