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American Idol Kickoff: Top 5 Biggest Success Stories

Kelly Clarkson was the first contestant to win American Idol, but is she the most successful of them all? Seems Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughtry have been giving her a run for her money! Watch our American Idol Kickoff special to find out where our editors ranked the top five biggest Idol success stories!

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Nancy1947 Nancy1947 6 years
Carrie Underwood is and always will be the best vocal to win on Idol! Shes the best and my favorite country and pop country artist ever!!!!!! I love Shania Twain also she's awsome too but Carries better!!!!! as far as talent in the vocal catagory Carrie outstands them all!!!!!! You go Carrie and Congrats on your engagement Love Ya Girl!!!!
PopSugarTV PopSugarTV 7 years
Anonymous--You are right, Carrie deserves to be congratulated for being the top selling Idol alum in the US, and the second overall worldwide!
borealis borealis 7 years
What no David Cook! He deserves more credit...his debut album was so awesome!
Love-and-Sex Love-and-Sex 7 years
I love Kelly.
Love-and-Sex Love-and-Sex 7 years
I love Kelly.
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