Top 11 American Idols who became Popular Super stars

American idol winnersAmerican Idol-season 11 just came to an end, giving the music lovers a great singer, Phillip Phillips. Its time today to have a quick flashback of the journey that American Idol made by now which kept all its fans bounded to itself. The most popular reality show of America, the American Idol started in 2002 with an aim to bring the American Talent and giving a platform to those American singers who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to utilize their abilities in the world. After the success of its first series, the creator, Simon Fuller started it on yearly basis, giving a name as Season (#). There have been 11 seasons by now producing new American talented faces annually. The show has been aired on Fox and enjoys being the most popular reality show of all times.

Here are all the American Idol winners and some facts about them. All these singers started off from same platform and then struggled hard to maintain their places in the hearts of their fans, whose votes made them the winner and changed their lives completely.

1) Kelly Clarkson                                                                                                                                           2002

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The Finale of American Idol season 1 (2002) had two contestants, Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini, both somehow equally deserving for the trophy but Kelly’s X-factor made her win by achieving 58% of the total votes. Her first album-Thankful was devoted to her fans in order to thank them for their continuous support and votes. The Album turned out as a huge success, selling up to 3 Million copies worldwide. Her second album, breakaway came in to the market in 2004 and was a success too. She has had been nominated for her songs on and off for grammy awards.

2) Christopher Ruben Studdard                                                                                                           2003

Ruben Studdard won American Idol 2

Ruben Studdard earned the title of American Idol-season 2 in 2003. He is known as the 5th Best selling American idol according to the statistics of Track-selling. He released his first single- a cover of Westlife’s Flying without Wings that itself was all to get him a position on the Billboard Hot 100. It was in the same year when released his album, soulful, which was able to sell 4 Million copies across the world.

3) Fantasia Monique Barrino                                                                                                                  2004

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The Third American Idol, Fantasia was loved by the judges throughout the season, her absolutely stunning voice brought her the title of American Idol with name, fame and wealth. In June 2004, she released her debut single I believe which was at the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100. Her first album, Free yourself made her won three Billboard board awards as well as was nominated for Grammy Awards. She won the 2007 Theater World Award owing to her marvelous stage debut performance.\

4) Carrie Marie Underwood                                                                                                                     2005

carrie underwood American Idol winner

Carrie Marrie Underwood, the winner of American Idol in 2005 proved herself as the most successful one. The judges supported her throughout the journey and Simon once predicted in the show thar Carrie might take the title this time. she became a multi-platinum selling recording artist. She won three major music awards, Thirteen Billboard Music Awards, two grammy awards and the awards for the best new artist. Her first album some Hearts was a hit, having all tracks doing great business throughout. She did a charity single and that appreciated too in the Billboard hit list. After 2005, 2007 turned into the luckiest year for her, her album Carnival ride became the best seller with two million copies sold alone in U.S

5) Taylor Reuben Hicks                                                                                                                            2006

Taylor hick won american Idol

There was something in this guy that he became American Idol with high voting of his fans, despite of the fact that the judges seemed unhappy with his performances some of the time. Immediately after the success, Taylor was signed by Arista Records by which he released his first single, “Do I Make you proud”, which was a response to the love his family, friends and fans showed and helped him winning it.

6) Jordin Brianna Sparks                                                                                                                         2007

Jordin Sparks, winner of American Idol

Jordin Brianna Sparks was declared the winner of American Idol season 6. She was 17 at that time. Jordin’s love for music took him to previous auditions too but was rejected before 2007, when it was a lucky time for her and she made her way not only in the American Idol contest but also won it.

7) David Roland Cook                                                                                                                                2008

David Cook won American Idol

The Singer by birth, David Roland Cook who was born in 1982 was crowned as the seventh American Idol in 2008. He won the finale by securing 56% of the total votes. Cook sang the song The Time of My Life, after winning.

8) Kristopher Neil Allen                                                                                                                               2009

kristopher allen wom american idol

Kristopher Neil Allen was the winner of American Idol season 8 with his extra ordinary singing skills and his command of playing guitar, earning a nickname Kris, was one of the favorite candidates of the judges in the show. He played his part in the contest safely, choosing the tracks to perform that turned out to be the reasons of his success.

9) Leon James DeWyze                                                                                                                            2010

Leon James DeWyze won american idol

Talent has no limitations, Leon was a paint salesman earlier but the love for music always kept him bound and he created his own band called DeWyze before is his auditions in the American Idol season 9. Owning 2 albums before becoming an Idol, Leon, who was already a great singer learnt a lot on the show and was never in the bottom three candidates throughout the show. Finally He won.

10) Scott Cooke McCreery                                                                                                                      2011

scotty mccreery won american Idol

The judges’ favorite Scott Cooke McCreery, was only 18years when he won American Idol Season 10, defeating a strong opponent Lauren Alaina. After winning with 122 Million Votes, Scott sang “I love you this big” to thank his supporters and people who voted for him

11) Phillip Phillips’                                                                                                                                          2012

Phillips won American Idol 11

Born in September 20, 1990, The Young, irresistibly talented Phillip Phillips’, who is now enjoying the title of the American Idol season-11,It was in Savannah audition, when this amazing singer appeared on screen. After the Top 13 performance night, Phillips was taken to hospital for possible kidney stones, while the show, still going on. The Doctors recommended surgery which he postponed till the finale, bearing all the pain throughout the last events of the show. The American Idol Season 11 finale had two contestants left, Phillips’ and Sanchez. Although Sanchez enjoyed a great fan following too, it was still difficult to choose between these two finalists. But as it happens, the day turned out to be a lucky one for Phillips’ with his flawlessly magical performance on the song “home” during the first half of the Idol finale. winning with 132 million votes, Phillips was crowned with the title of American Idol of season-11at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre.


Throughout these 11 seasons, American Idol has been improving each year, giving much refined singers and artists to America. American Idol Fans are waiting for the next year to have their  12th Idol with them, though it hasn’t been a week tat the 11th season has ended.


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