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Kelly Clarkson (2002)

Kelly Clarkson who was the winner of American Idol’s First Ever Season is now an iconic name in the music industry. Who is a proud owner to 3 prestigious GRAMMY? Her Seven studio albums were received with enthusiasm and she was even able to get 2 GRAMMY nominations for her Piece by Piece album where she has delivered one of the most brilliant performances.

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  • Born On: APRIL 24, 1982.
  • Nationality: AMERICAN.
  • Profession: POP SINGERS AMERICAN WOMEN.
  • Zodiac: Taurus.
  • Birth Place: Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
  • Height: 1.61 M.
  • Spouse/Ex-: Brandon Black stock.
  • Parents: Stephen Michael Clarkson & Jeanne Taylor.
  • Children: River Rose Black stock.
  • Native Place: TEXAS.
  • Net Worth: $29 Million as Of Dec 10, 2016.

Famous Works

  • STRONGER (WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU).
  • BECAUSE OF YOU.
  • SINCE U BEEN GONE.
  • MY LIFE WOULD SUCK WITHOUT YOU.
  • HEARTBEAT SONG.
  • MR KNOW IT ALL.
  • BREAKAWAY
  • SECOND HAND HEART (WITH BEN HAENOW).
  • BEHIND THESE HAZEL EYES.
  • Miss INDEPENDENT.

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Ruben Studdord (2003)

Ruben Studdord was able to obtain the precious title of American Idol Winner due to his mature performances that perfectly blended versatile aspects of the music to render the best experience and transported the audience to a different state of mind journeying through the higher dimensions of music. He also tasted a good success after winning the title and has a great voice that promises a brilliant future. He is very much into music and in 2014 his covers album was released in his sixth studio effort.

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Born On, Nationality, Zodiac, Birth Place, Parents, Native Place, Net Worth

  • Born On: September 12, 1978
  • Parents: Kevin Studdard & Emily Studdard
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac: Virgo
  • Parents:
  • Birth Place: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Location: Alabama
  • Net Worth: $3 Million as Of Jan 15, 2017

Famous Works

  • Soulful
  • I need an Angel
  • The return
  • Love is
  • Letters from Birmingham
  • Unconditional Love
  • urbane sings Luther
  • Flying without wings
  • Superstar
  • sorry 2004
  • I need an angel
  • Change Me
  • Make ye all beautiful
  • celebrate me home
  • together
  • don’t make’ me like you No more
  • June 28th
  • meant to be

Fantasia Barrino (2004)

Fantasia has been occupied delivering quality music and during the best part of the last decade she presented some of the albums where she has exhibited best of her musical skills. All her four studio albums perfectly met the expectations of her fans. Besides she also made an appearance on Broadway. In 2016 her new Solo Album will be released.

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  • Born on: June 30, 1984
  • Parents: Joseph barrino & Diane barrino
  • Location: Charlotte
  • Birth Place: High Point, North Carolina, united States
  • Net worth: $5 million

Major works

  • Free yourself
  • Fantasia
  • Back o Me
  • Side Effects of You
  • The Definition of
  • Christmas after midnight

Carrie Underwood (2005)

While all the winners of the show are doing quite well me n the music industry the stars of Ms. Underwood are certainly the brightest among all. Her inventory of prizes and awards is as impressive as the versatility of her albums released till date. Winning GRAMMY for as many as seven times is a feat in itself. Besides she has also been able to acquire another premium award ACM award- not once or twice but for 11 times! Her musical talent also allowed her deliver iconic albums – 6 of which scored No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums- consecutively!

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  • Birth Date: March 10, 1983
  • Birth Places: Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac : Pisces
  • Parents: Stephen Underwood & Carole Underwood
  • Net Worth: $55 Million

Famous Works

  • Some Hearts
  • Carnival Ride
  • Play On
  • Blown Away
  • Storyteller
  • Cry Pretty

Taylor Hicks (2006)

The Taylor Hicks should be the richest among all whose popularity has allowed him to earn excellent revenues via diverse shows performances and musical events. Las Vegas Residency, tour dates and several other interests have allowed him to acquire impressive wealth. Along with performing for Hollywood Christmas Parade Taylor was also in the new for accompanying Dierks Bentley on stage for CBS sports’ deer valle celebrity’s Skyfest.

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  • Birth Date: October 7 1976
  • Birth Place: Jasper, Alabama, US
  • Net worth: $2 million
  • Locations: :/A, Nashville and Birmingham
  • Zodiac: Libra
  • Parents: Bradley Hicks & Pamela Dickinson

Major works  

  • Taylor Hicks
  • Early Works
  • The Distance

Jordin Sparks (2007)

In his 3 studio albums Jordin unleashed exemplary skills and astonished the audience by her musical versatility. Her excellent aptitude was also evident when she collaborated with Chris Brown in No Air (2009) – a feat that brought her a Grammy nomination. In 2015 her latest album with the name Right Here Right Now was also able to get the exemplary response.

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  • Birth Date: December 22, 1989
  • Birth Place: Arizona
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac: Sagittarius
  • Birth Place: Phoenix
  • Parents: Phillips Sparks & Jodi Sparks

Net worth: $10 million

Awards won 

  • NAACP Image Awards
  • BET Pre-Awards
  • American Music Awards
  • Teen choice awards

David Cook (2008)

The iconic performance of David Cookmade him the winner of that season. During the initial phase of his career he worked with RCA Records delivering two albums that proved his abilities to emerge as one of the most promising musical talent- a voice that was different, magnificent and charming. After completing the second album with the RCA he parted the ways and went to Nashville, Tennessee. In 2015, he again showcased his musical calibre in Digital Vein. This was his first independent album post-American Idol and he kept the promise of top-of-the-class quality that perfectly satisfied the diverse objectives of music lovers, connoisseurs and critics alike!

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  • Birth Date: December 20, 1982
  • Birth Place: Houston, Texas, Us
  • Parents: Stanley Cook & Birth Foraker Frye
  • Et worth: $5 million
  • Zodiac: Sagittarius

Famous Works

  • Analog Heart (2006)
  • David Cook (2008)
  • This Loud Morning (2011)
  • Digital Vein (2015)
  • Christmas (2018)

Awards

  • Teen Choice Awards
  • The New Music Awards
  • Nashville Music Awards
  • They use music
  • Jordin Sparks
  • Battlefield Right ere right Now
  • For Now

Kris Allen (2009)

After being crowned as the winner of season 8 Kris Allen became a household name across a huge community of music lovers transcending the barriers of geography and ethnicities. In fact it was his first album “Live like We’re Dying,” that made him a huge hit among the classes and masses. The album established him as an artist who is fully capable of satisfying the commercial album requirements without compromising with the quality of the music. However a car crash in 2013 brought a tragic change in is life. It was believed that he would not be able to sing anymore. However, his talent, passion and commitment won over the inabilities. In 2014 his Studio album Horizon was released where he was able to recreate the magic of his music.

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  • Birth Date: June 21, 1985
  • Birth Place: Jacksonville, Arkansas
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac: Gemini
  • Net worth: $3.5 million

Famous works 

  • Kris Allen (2009)
  • Thank You Camellia (2012)
  • Horizons (2014)
  • Letting You In (2016)
  • Something’ About Christmas (2016)

Awards: Nominated for Teen choice awards, people’s Choice Awards, Billboard Awards with BNI Pop Music Awards

Lee DeWyze (2010)

Lee DeWyze forayed into commercial music with his first album that was released under RCA records. However, their commercial relationship could not continue further as the artist decided to part the ways and bring his Solo Albums where he can enjoy better freedom and exercise creative individuality. The debut album proved his mettle as a fresh musical talent with lots of possibilities when it acquired the prestigious No.19 on Billboard 200! However, the USP of the artist- his distinctly folk talent was manifested in his album Frames. Unfortunately the album failed to gain the accolades or success it truly deserved. He again repeated the magic with his Blackbird Song in The Walking Dead…though not many people know that the artist behind this mesmerising musical delivery was none other than Lee DeWyze!

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  • Net Worth$50,000
  • Birth Date: April 2, 1986
  • Zodiac: Aries
  • Birth Place: Mount Prospect, Illinois, United States
  • Parents: Leon DeWyze & Kathleen Lee DeWyze

Famous Works

  • “So I’m Told” (2007)
  • “Slumberland” (2010)
  • “Live It Up” (2010)
  • “What Once Was” (2012)
  • “Frames” (2013)
  • “Oil & Water” (2016) 

Awards

  • Choice TV Male Reality Star Record Labels, RCA Records

Scotty McCreery (2011)

McCreery was the youngest winner of American Idol winner in the male category. His gifted musical skills in Country music fetched him the stardom status only a few young people can ever dream of! The popularity of his albums can be understood by the fact that even during his very initial journey he was able to sell as many as 2.5 million copies of his albums. It is interesting to note that at that point of time he was still a college student at North Carolina University. He wasn’t only a commercially hit artist but also possessed profound knowledge of his art that he could demonstrate effortlessly and kept his audience spellbound. His deep musical calibre helped him to create three timeless that war Platinum certified and won him a huge community of loyal fans. Southern Belle is another strong presentation often artist where he has captivated the attention of his fans with his unique musical qualities.

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  • Net worth: $1.2 million
  • Birth Date: October 9, 1003
  • Zodiac: Libra
  • Birth Place: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
  • Parents: Judy & Michael McCreery

Famous works

  • Clear as Day (2011)
  • Christmas with Scotty McCreery (2012)
  • See You Tonight (2013)
  • Seasons Change (2018)
  • Keep dewy
  • so I told
  • Slumber land
  • Live it up
  • What once was
  • frames
  • Oil and water
  • paranoia
  • Beautiful Day
  • sweet Serendepidity
  • Beautiful Like silver lining

Phillip Phillips (2012)

Philip Phillips is another “musical gem” discovered by American Idol. He has clearly got the best hold on his art and is able to perfectly tune his skills to meet with the creative requirements of the specific album or song. One of the earliest milestone moments of the artist came when NBC selected Home- his Idol coronation song as the theme for its Olympics coverage. In fact his own launching platform (American Idol) also chose track Gone, Gone, Gone as the send-off song for its twelfth season. After winning he has released some of the chartbusters that turned a huge number of musical enthusiasts into his loyal fans. However, his contract with 19 Recordings turned out to be an unpleasant experience that compelled him to seek the legal help. The court did the needful and termed the contract as oppressive probably due to the unfair clauses or conditions.

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  • Birth Date: 20 September, 1990
  • Birth Place Albania, Georgia US
  • Net worth: $3.5 million
  • Zodiac: Virgo
  • Parents: Phillip Phillips (Se.) & Sheryl Philips

Famous works

  • The world from the side of the Moon
  • Behind The light
  • Collateral

Nominations

  • Teen Choice Awards
  • World Music Awards
  • Billboards Music Awards
  • Much Music Video Awards
  • Teen Choice Awards
  • American Music Awards
  • BMI Pop Music Awards

Candice Glover (2013)

Though Glover’s talent won her the coveted title of American idol, her initial journey met with unexpected failure despite of the talent she possessed. She debuted with the album Music Speaks way back in 2014. A hit single of the artist remained a dream, though! Despite of her updates on social media that she is busy with the other albums the ground reality doesn’t suggest that the audience can expect a single hit from the artist anytime soon. However, lack of commercial success in the musical industry is not the sole criteria to estimate the creative finesse of an artist. She is certainly a gifted, highly talented artist and the best thing is that she has been delivering splendid performances at various events of corporate and professional sporting industry.

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  • Birth Date: 22 November 1989
  • Birth Place: Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
  • Net worth $1 million
  • Parents John & Carole Glover
  • Zodiac: Sagittarius

Famous Works

  • Music Speaks
  • I am Beautiful
  • Cried
  • Break Me
  • Passenger
  • My Mistake

Caleb Johnson (2014)

Caleb Johnson certainly possesses the best blend of creative skills and commercial acumen. Within three months of winning eh title he successfully debuted with Testify- the album that established him as an artist with long term dreams who possessed the perfect talent to meet his career goals within reasonable period of time. In fact, the artist is quite good at timing his career journey and then is the reason why he parted the ways from the label before even completing an entire year of association. According to him he was on the lookout for the ideal team that can actively support his musical renderings in the meaningful way. With perfect timing, clear perspective and focused decisions he is expected to make it really big in the musical industry. 

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  • Birth Date April 23, 1991
  • Birth Place: Asheville, North Carolina, US
  • Net worth $ 1 million

Famous works

  • Elijah Hooker (2013)
  • TBA (2016)
  • Testify (2014)
  • “As Long As You Love Me” (2014)
  • “Holding On” (2016)

Nick Fradiani (2015)

Nick Fradiani debuted in singles with the Beautiful Life. Chris Carabba was the co-writer of this hit number. However, it failed to gain any respectable position on the Billboard Hot 100. The artist’s talent certainly seems to be improving but there is lot to be expected when it comes to the found reality as the debut album is yet to come. The skills of the artist are not short of quality but it seems to be the case of right talent looking for the perfect platform. The musical calibre of the artist were demonstrated at the best when she used to perform during the American idol competition and it is expected that she would certainly be able to repeat the iconic performance as soon as she finds the perfect platform/partner.

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  • Net worth: $1 million
  • Birth Date: November 15, 1985
  • zodiacal Scorpio
  • Nationality American
  • Parents: Nick Fradiani, sr. & Elizabeth Fradiani

Famous Works

  • Beautiful Life
  • What Hurts the Most
  • Man in the Mirror
  • Because the Night
  • Maggie May
  • American Girl

Trent Harmon (2016)

Harmon’s musical talent is quite different yet equally promising. He was crowned as the winner of American Idol Season 15. He entered the field of commercial music with Falling that was a single composed by Keith urban as a co-writer. Jedi s the judge of the America n Idol. Harmon is focused and quite sincere to further hone his skills to meet the commercial expectations. The major challenge would be to deliver high quality music renderings that would be a long time hit instead of just topping the charts for a few days or months before being forgotten by the public.

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Personal Life

  • Birth Date: October8 1990
  • Birth Place Amory, United states
  • Zodiac: Libra
  • Nationality: American
  • Parents– Randy Harmon & Cindy Harmon
  • Net worth: $500k.

Famous Works

  • Failing
  • There’s a Girl
  • You Got’em All

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