Thursday, May 6, 2010


According to Billboard Magazine, Kelly Clarkson is the Top American Idol of all time. Billboard ranked 24 idol finalists and ranked them by Album Sales, Radio Play and Single Sales and overall, it was Clarkson who edged out country star Carrie Underwood for top honours.  The latter has sold 900k more albums than Clarkson. Chris Daughtry placed a distant third.

My question is this - why aren't Concert Ticket Sales also factored in also as this would be a more comprehensive measure to overall success? How about industry award wins also? With that being said, I do love Clarkson, but I have a feeling that Underwood would overall have the upper hand.

Billboard's Top 24 American Idols are ranked as follows:
1. Kelly Clarkson
2. Carrie Underwood
3. Chris Daughtry
4. Jordin Sparks
5. David Cook
6. Clay Aiken
7. Kellie Pickler
8. David Archuleta
9. Fantasia
10. Ruben Studdard
11. Kris Allen
12. Adam Lambert
13. Jennifer Hudson
14. Josh Gracin
15. Elliot Yamin
16. Katharine McPhee
17. Bo Bice
18. Blake Lewis
19. Taylor Hicks
20. Kimberley Locke
21. William Hung
22. Danny Gokey
23. Diana DeGarmo
24. Allison Iraheta

I don't believe William Hung has sold 240k albums. Ridiculous! To read the full list of 24, visit Billboard's official site. (Photo credit: Mr. Will-W.)

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