Which Idol alumni currently has the most potential?
They can't all be Kelly Clarksons, but which of these has the best potential to have a (or continue with their) successful music career in the future. (emphasis on music career before everyone flocks to Ms Hudson.)
After a controversial loss to Ruben Studdard on Season 2 of Idol, Clay went on to sell 5 million albums, making him the 4th best selling singer to come out of the show. After being dropped by his label, Clay released two under performing albums then turned to Broadway. He now will be staring in the new season of Celebrity Apprentice on NBC and his last 3 albums have yet to sell 500k combined.
Owner of a Grammy award for her platinum shipped debut and the only singer associated with Idol to own an Oscar (sorry Ms Lopez). Her second album sold about half of her first (420k). Hudson is now the spokesperson for Weight Watchers and the go-to artist for tribute performances at award shows.
After placing 4th on Season 5 of American Idol, Chris formed the band Daughtry and went on to outsell everyone else from that season. With his debut selling 5 million while his 2nd and 3rd sold 1.3 and 0.4 million respectively. He now holds the spot of the 3rd best selling Idol Alumni. 4 top 10 hits on pop radio (one reach #1) and has become a staple on HAC.
after losing season 5 of American Idol, he scored a top 10 hit with "Wait for You", fixed his teeth and has sold 700k albums to date.
Another one that lost season 5 to Taylor Hicks, Katharine managed to get a small hit with "Over It" and has since sold 630k albums. In 2008 she starred in the movie "The House Bunny" and no plays the leading role in NBC's "Smash"
Jordin won the 6th season of Idol and went on to be the 6th best selling Idol winner with 1.3 million sold (two albums). With 5 top 20 singles under her belt, one of those singles selling over 3 million copies digitally (No Air ft Chris Brown), Jordin is working on her 3rd studio album and dating current singles-artist Jason DeRulo.
The Faux-Rocker teamed up with former Evanescence members Ben Moody & David Hodges to form the band We Are The Fallen. They've sold 40k.
1 million albums sold. 3 million singles. His last top 10 hit was "Crush" in 2008 (peaked at #2). He's now starring in a miniseries in the Philippines where his fanbase is bigger than it is in the US.
1.4 million albums sold. over 2 million singles. two top 20 hits.
deemed "the next michael jackson/elvis presley" when he lost season 8 to Kris Allen, he's hasn't live up to the hype, but has gone on to sell 1 million albums. "Whataya Want from Me" reached top 10 in 2009 and sold nearly 2 million singles, his new album will be out later this month.
After a controversial win, Kris went on to become the worst selling Idol Winner (until tlee DeWyze obviously) so he is now the 2nd worst selling winner. But he did manage to get a top 10 hit with "Live Like We're Dying" in 2009 and is currently gearing up to release his 2nd album.
lost Idol season 10 so Scotty but managed to score a top 5 country album. 300k albums sold, one top 20 hit.
Katherine and Jordin definitely have restored their chances with their acting projects, and maybe lambert as well, and daughtry I would argue is probably the third or fourth most successful music artist out of idol
You mean a successful artist 10 years into her career who continues to have hits and doesn't have to rely on 10 second cameos on other people's songs for relevancy and accolades? A successful artist who shouldn't have lasted past her debut album, let alone have 4 very successful eras that include 1 flop that still sold more than other more bigger artists?
Yes...they all can't be Kelly Clarkson.
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