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Article Teaser: The list of former American Idol contestant's album sales, dramatically shows the commercial success that has been shared by many of the hit TV show's alumni. It is becoming evident that any associations with American Idol can mean an increased level of success. Although there is no guarantee that being a contestant on American Idol leads to recording sales success, many music executives are taking note of how much influence the show has on music.

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The list of former American Idol contestant's album sales, dramatically shows the commercial success that has been shared by many of the hit TV show's alumni. It is becoming evident that any associations with American Idol can mean an increased level of success. Although there is no guarantee that being a contestant on American Idol leads to recording sales success, many music executives are taking note of how much influence the show has on music. In-fact, many music labels are doing everything within their power to have their artists or their songs featured on American Idol.

The beauty of American Idol is the commercial success that seems to follow those who take part in the competition. The key to their success lies in the built-in fan base that American Idol performers are able to establish as a result of the national television exposure. In turn, American Idol winners such as Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson have had tremendous success in their album sales.

Of the American Idol alumni, the top seller thus far is Kelly Clarkson, the original winner of the show. Her total sales stand at 8.2 million, with her debut album Thankful selling 2,510,720 copies and going double platinum. Her sophomore album did even better with 5,700,000 in sales and six-times platinum.

And so it becomes evident that it is not only American Idol contestants that can benefit from the shows exposure ability. Canadian singer Daniel Powter got to see this first hand when American Idol producers started using his song "Bad Day" as a send-off for departing contestants. Powter's song, which had done fairly well in Europe, suddenly got a huge boost in American sales with multiple weeks at No. 1.

Carrie Underwood, the season 4 winner ranks second among American Idol contestants with 4.92 Million in sales from her debut album Some Hearts which was certified five times platinum.

The 30 million nightly viewers that American Idol draws do not go unnoticed either, with more record labels hoping to place their artists on the show and the Idol producers having their choice on what performers they would like to feature on the show. American Idol winners have their CD's distributed by Sony BMG's RCA Music Group.

Clay Aiken, the season 2 runner-up has seen the third best success based on record sales, with 4.53 million copies sold. His debut album Measure of a Man sold 2,742,989, with his Christmas album Merry Christmas With Love selling an additional 1,292,998 copies. Aiken's third album A Thousand Different Ways has sold 502,000 copies.

The obvious commercial power of American Idol means that anything that takes place on the show has the potential attracting out-of-this-world sales. Although it hasn't been determined exactly what kind of contestant's performance will generate a sales spike, the likelihood of this happening is reason enough for labels to want their songs heard on American Idol. For example, when Idol Chris Daughtry sang rock band Fuel's "Hemorrhage (in My Hands)," sales of the digital single soared to more than 17,900 copies the following week, up from just over 1,100 the week before. After Fuel saw Daughtry's influence on their sales, he was offered the role of lead singer for the group.

Fourth is Ruben Studdard, the season 2 winner with 2.42 million in sales. His debut album Soulful pulled in 1,780,823. Fantasia Barrino, the season 3, winner sits in fifth with 1.98 Million in sales. She is followed by Chris Daughtry, the season 5, 4th placer who has sold 1.71 Million with his debut album. In seventh is Bo Bice, Season 4, runner-up with 833,746. Taylor Hicks comes in eighth. The season 5 winner has a total of 658,564 in sales, edging out Josh Gracin, season 2, 4th placer who comes in with 646,500 in sales. Rounding out the top ten is Kellie Pickler, Season 5, 6th placer with 441,973 sold.

As we round out the top 10 American Idol performers, one thing becomes clear. Yes, American Idol winners can pretty much count on good CD sales going forward. But sometimes, the American public prefers the voice talents who did not win the crown; evidenced perhaps by the two Idol winners who have been outsold by people they had eliminated in the competition.


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