American Idol winners became a big part of the American pop sound, but only one winner became a staple. Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson experienced huge success and tons of hit radio singles with her pop-rock sound including worldwide hits "Breakaway", "Since U Been Gone", "Behind These Hazel Eyes", and "Because of You" at the middle of the decade.
On the female side, artists like Sara Bareilles, Colbie Caillat, Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, and Leona Lewis continued to find crossover success on the Adult Contemporary charts as well. AC veterans such as Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Phil Collins, The Eagles, Cyndi Lauper, Alanis Morissette and Sheryl Crow continued to release music only on the Adult Contemporary formats. There are three songs which experienced longevity atop the chart, "Love Song" by Sara Bareilles, "Bubbly" by Colbie Caillat, and "Breakaway" from Kelly Clarkson spent a longevity 20 weeks atop the chart.
American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson makes huge hits in pop music charts and over 20 million records, best-selling Idol.
Originally posted by KoreanDream
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