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2. Who is the US best-selling Idol winner of all time?

Carried Underwood was crowned the winner in Season 4 and since then has led a enormously successful career. Carrie is now a multi-platinum artist and has sold more than 14 million albums in the US; her debut album "Some Hearts," was certified six times platinum. She is also the only American Idol winner to ever receive honors from all three major music awards in the same season. She has six Grammys. In close second, based on US album sales is Kelly Clarkson, with more than 12 million albums sold in the US; however internationally Kelly has sold an impressive 24 million.

Carried Underwood was crowned the winner in Season 4 and since then has led a enormously successful career. Carrie is now a multi-platinum artist and has sold more than 14 million albums in the US; her debut album "Some Hearts," was certified six times platinum. She is also the only American Idol winner to ever receive honors from all three major music awards in the same season. She has six Grammys. In close second, based on US album sales is Kelly Clarkson, with more than 12 million albums sold in the US; however internationally Kelly has sold an impressive 24 million.

Carried Underwood was crowned the winner in Season 4 and since then has led a enormously successful career. Carrie is now a multi-platinum artist and has sold more than 14 million albums in the US; her debut album "Some Hearts," was certified six times platinum. She is also the only American Idol winner to ever receive honors from all three major music awards in the same season. She has six Grammys. In close second, based on US album sales is Kelly Clarkson, with more than 12 million albums sold in the US; however internationally Kelly has sold an impressive 24 million.

Carried Underwood was crowned the winner in Season 4 and since then has led a enormously successful career. Carrie is now a multi-platinum artist and has sold more than 14 million albums in the US; her debut album "Some Hearts," was certified six times platinum. She is also the only American Idol winner to ever receive honors from all three major music awards in the same season. She has six Grammys. In close second, based on US album sales is Kelly Clarkson, with more than 12 million albums sold in the US; however internationally Kelly has sold an impressive 24 million.

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Kelly Clarkson

 

Kris Allen

 

Carrie Underwood

 

Fantasia Barrino

 
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