AMERICAN IDOL's Top 5 Alumni Based on Album Sales in USA



This article provides a list of albums recorded by alumni of the popular American televised singing competition American Idol in the post-Idol career. It only lists main albums released in the alumni's post-Idol career. American Idol compilations, individual artist's pre-Idol recordings, EPs, and compilation albums are not listed here. As of April 3, 2011 - US album sales (Billboard): 
 
1. Carrie Underwood - Season 4 Winner
Total Album Sales: 12, 247,000
     First album: 7,090,000 (7x platinum)     Second album: 3,180,000 (3x platinum)    Third album: 1,977,000 (2x platinum) *still charting*

2.
Kelly Clarkson - Season 1 Winner
Total Album Sales: 10,633,000
     First album: 2,745,000 (2x platinum)     Second album: 6,160,000 (6x platinum)    Third album: 815,000 (platinum)  Fourth album: 913,000

3. Chris Daughtry - Season 5, Fourth Place
Total Album Sales: 6,044,000
     First album: 4,795,000 (4x platinum)     Second album: 1,249,000 (platinum)

4. Clay Aiken - Season 2, Runner-up
Total Album Sales: 4,960,000
     First album: 2,785,000 (2x plantinum)   Second album: 1,416,000 (platinum)   Third album: 531,000 (gold)   Fourth album: 165,000   Fifth album: 63,000

5. Fantasia Barrino - Season 3 Winner
Total Album Sales: 2,758,000
    
First album: 1,793,000 (platinum)          Second album: 530,000 (gold)     Third album: 435,000 *still charting*

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