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The Top Earning American Idol Alumni 

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Updated January 30, 2020 20.7k views 11 items

List Rules Top Selling American Idol Alumni from 2014

"American Idol" has been on the air, creating new superstars since 2002. Since then, its winners have gone on to varying degrees of success. This is a list of the top-earning "American Idol "Alumni in 2014. These numbers are based on album sales, concert tickets sales and various other merchandise sales. 

It is not surprising that such a nationally televised event is able to create music superstars, but it is amazing that "American Idol" can make legitimate success stories. These top-grossing performers include Kelly Clarkson (winner of the very first season), Daughtry, Taylor Hicks, Jennifer Hudson and the top-grossing artist of all, Carrie Underwood. 

This list compiles the earnings from 2014 and will be updated by year. 
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$10 Million



Genres (Music): Country pop, Christian, Pop rock

Albums: Blown Away, Carnival Ride, Some Hearts, Play On, Home Sweet Home, + more

Nationality: United States of America

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$8 Million



Genres (Music): Country, Pop, Blues

Albums: Breakaway, Stronger, My December, Miss Independent, Thankful, + more

Nationality: United States of America

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$5 Million



Genres (Music): Rock music, Folk music, Indie rock, Country

Albums: The World from the Side of the Moon, Behind the Light, iTunes Session, American Idol Season 11 Highlights, Phillip Phillips: Journey to the Finale, + more

Nationality: United States of America

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$3.5 Million



Genres (Music): Country

Albums: See You Tonight, Christmas with Scotty McCreery, Scotty McCreery – American Idol Season 10, Clear as Day, For Once In My Life (American Idol Performance), + more

Nationality: United States of America

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