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American Idol's Top 10 Best Selling Contestants of All Time

American Idol's Top 10 Best Selling Contestants of All Time

The premiere of American Idol season 14 is happening TONIGHT (January 7) at 8/7c on Fox and in celebration, we are taking a look back at the top ten best selling contestants of all time.

As you may have predicted, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood rank above everyone else, but you may be surprised at how many albums some of the non-winners have sold!

This year, returning judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. are hoping to find an artist that will take a place among the ranks of this list. We’ll have to follow along closely over the next five months to see who comes out victorious.

Last month, the show released a mysterious video with the voices of this year’s top 24 contestants, though we aren’t able to see any of their faces.

Click through the slideshow below to see the best selling contestants…

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  • TTC92

    I’m not even surprised Carrie is a beast but I am surprised w/ Jennifer though!

  • Mookie Glenn

    Yeah, it looked odd seeing Jennifer last.

  • moonbeams62

    Something seems off because Adam Lambert ought to be on this list. I wonder how it would shape up if they also included the amount of money they earn from being on the road touring in concerts. I know Carrie and Kelly do an outstanding job with big audiences for their concerts, and so does Daughtrey, and Adam Lambert.

  • Island Planet

    I’ve always been disappointed in Jennifer’s songs. Her singing of course is stellar, but she’s never had a hit. Still, Kelli Picklar and some of those others? Jennifer, please with the cross-over ballads for to some big hits ok?

  • jane

    most of the people at the top are from very early seasons, from what i remember. there aren’t really on there since SC/PA left.

  • Christen

    Glad this was shown to the many as a lot of people would say that Fantasia was never successful, which is far from the truth.