List of American Idol alumni single sales

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This article gives the single and digital track sales achieved by alumni of American Idol. The songs listed here however include only songs released in their post-Idol career, and does not include coronation songs, live or studio recordings released during the season or straight after the finale, or songs from American Idol season compilation CD. (See American Idol Hot 100 singles for a list of those songs.)

Total digital track sales[edit]

These are the total digital download figures in the US for individual Idol alums. Physical single sales, which totaled 4,798,000 units, are not included in this table.

Rank Artist Season Total
1 Kelly Clarkson 01 (1st) 30,158,000[1]c
2 Carrie Underwood 04 (1st) 29,623,000[1]c
3 Daughtry 05 (4th) 13,720,000[1]c
4 Jordin Sparks 06 (1st) 10,585,000[1]c
5 Phillip Phillips 11 (1st) 0 7,472,000[1]c
6 Adam Lambert 08 (2nd) 05,235,000[1]c
7 David Cook 07 (1st) 0 4,571,000[1]c
8 Kellie Pickler 05 (6th) 04,189,000[1]c
9 David Archuleta 07 (2nd) 03,497,000[1]c
10 Kris Allen 08 (1st) 03,317,000[1]c
11 Scotty McCreery 10 (1st) 02,738,000[1]c
12 Jennifer Hudson 03 (7th) 02,605,000[1]c
13 Fantasia 03 (1st) 01,856,000[1]
14 Elliott Yamin 05 (3rd) 01,615,000d[2]
15 Katharine McPhee 05 (2nd) 01,612,000[1]
16 Josh Gracin 02 (4th) 01,432,000[1]
17 Lauren Alaina 10 (2nd) 00,998,000[1]c
18 Blake Lewis 06 (2nd) 00,819,000[2]
19 Bucky Covington 05 (7th) 00,811,000[2]
20 Clay Aiken 02 (2nd) 00,674,000[1]
21 Mandisa 05 (9th) 00,620,000a
22 Bo Bice 04 (2nd) 00,555,000[1]
23 Ruben Studdard 02 (1st) 00,455,000[2]
24 Casey James 09 (3rd) 00,443,000a
25 Lee DeWyze 09 (1st) 00,436,000a
26 Jason Castro 07 (4th) 00,415,000[3]
27 Taylor Hicks 05 (1st) 00,387,000[1]
28 Kimberley Locke 02 (3rd) 00,340,000[2]
29 Crystal Bowersox 09 (2nd) 00,295,000[2]
30 Mario Vazquez 04 (semifinal) 00,286,000[4]
31 Danny Gokey 08 (3rd) 00,211,000[5]
32 Allison Iraheta 08 (4th) 00,161,000[5]
33 Colton Dixon 11 (7th) 00,0134,000a
34 William Hung 03 (auditioner) 00,127,000[5]
35 Diana DeGarmo 03 (2nd) 00,119,000[5]d
36 Haley Reinhart 10 (3rd) 00,094,000a
37 Pia Toscano 10 (9th) 00,065,000a
38 Chris Medina 10 (Hollywood) 00,061,000a
39 Candice Glover 012 (1st) 00,48,000a
40 Kristy Lee Cook 07 (7th) 00,045,000a
41 Jessica Sanchez 11 (2nd) 00,039,000a
42 James Durbin 10 (4th) 00,037,000a
43 Stefano Langone 10 (7th) 00,028,000a
99 Total 132,899,000

Top songs[edit]

This is a list of songs that have charted on Billboard Hot 100 but does not include songs released during or soon after the final episode of American Idol of each contestant's season. Where a song has been certified gold but easily verifiable sales information is not available, the sales figure is provisionally assumed to be 500,000 or 100,000 as the case may be. The numbers may include physical single sales figures, however, it is rare for songs to be released as physical singles after 2006. A few songs were not released for sale and charted based on radio play only.

Note that the best-selling song by an American Idol alumnus is Phillip Phillips' "Home" which, being a coronation song, is listed in List of American Idol Hot 100 singles. Its sales currently stand at 5,099,000.[6]

The table is ranked in term of sales, but can be sorted other ways by clicking on the Sort both.gif icon.

Artist Song Season Release Date Album Hot 100 Peak RIAA Cert. Sales
1 Kelly Clarkson "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" 01 (1st) 01-17-2012 Stronger 001[7] 4x Platinum[8] 4,533,000[9]h
2 Carrie Underwood "Before He Cheats" 04 (1st) 08-19-2006 Some Hearts 008[10] 4x Platinum[11] 3,993,000[12]
3 Jordin Sparks
(with Chris Brown)
"No Air" 06 (1st) 02-11-2008 Jordin Sparks 003[13] 1 xPlatinum[14] 3,596,000[15]
4 Kelly Clarkson "My Life Would Suck Without You" 01 (1st) 01-13-2009 All I Ever Wanted 001[7] 2,760,000[9]
5 Kelly Clarkson "Since U Been Gone" 01 (1st) 12-14-2004 Breakaway 002[7] 1 xPlatinum[16] 2,736,000[9]
6 Carrie Underwood "Blown Away" 04 (1st) 05-01-2012 Blown Away 020[10] 2x Platinum[11] 2,552,000[17]
7 Daughtry "Home" 05 (4th) 04-10-2007 Daughtry 005[18] 1 xPlatinum[19] 2,425,000[9]
8 Daughtry "It's Not Over" 05 (4th) 11-21-2006 Daughtry 004[18] 1 xPlatinum[19] 2,344,000[9]
9 Carrie Underwood "Jesus, Take The Wheel" 04 (1st) 10-03-2005 Some Hearts 020[10] 2x Platinum[11] 2,268,000[9]
10 Jordin Sparks "Tattoo" 06 (1st) 09-25-2007 Jordin Sparks 008[13] 1 xPlatinum[14] 2,245,000[9]
11 David Archuleta "Crush" 07 (2nd) 08-12-2008 David Archuleta 002[20] 2,127,000[9]
12 Carrie Underwood "Cowboy Casanova" 04 (1st) 09-14-2009 Play On 011[10] 2x Platinum[11] 2,118,000[9]
13 Adam Lambert "Whataya Want from Me" 08 (2nd) 11-20-2009 For Your Entertainment 010[21] 2,006,000[9]
14 Phillip Phillips "Gone Gone Gone" 11 (1st) 11-19-2012 The World from the Side of the Moon 025[22] 1 xPlatinum[23] 2,000,000[6]
15 Kelly Clarkson "Breakaway" 01 (1st) 07-19-2004 Breakaway 006[7] 1 xGold[16] 1,850,000[24]
16 Kelly Clarkson "Already Gone" 001 (1st) 08-11-2009 All I Ever Wanted 013[7] 1,845,000[24]
17 Carrie Underwood "Good Girl" 04 (1st) 02-23-2012 Blown Away 018[10] 2x Platinum[11] 1,838,000[25]
18 Kelly Clarkson "Because of You" 01 (1st) 08-28-2005 Breakaway 007[7] 1 xPlatinum[16] 1,803,000[24]
19 Kelly Clarkson "Mr. Know It All" 01 (1st) 09-05-2011 Stronger 010[7] 1,753,000[24]
20 Kris Allen "Live Like We're Dying" 08 (1st) 09-21-2009 Kris Allen 018[26] 1 xPlatinum[27] 1,750,000[28]
21 Jordin Sparks "Battlefield" 06 (1st) 05-12-2009 Battlefield 010[13] 1,734,000[28]
22 Carrie Underwood "All-American Girl" 04 (1st) 12-17-2007 Carnival Ride 027[10] 1 xPlatinum[11] 1,698,000[25]
23 Kelly Clarkson "Behind These Hazel Eyes" 01 (1st) 03-27-2005 Breakaway 006[7] 1 xPlatinum[16] 1,508,000[24]
24 Carrie Underwood "Undo It" 04 (1st) 05-24-2010 Play On 023[10] 1 xPlatinum[11] 1,483,000[25]
25 Jordin Sparks "One Step at a Time" 06 (1st) 06-10-2008 Jordin Sparks 017[13] 1,423,000[29]
26 Kelly Clarkson "Catch My Breath" 01 (1st) 10-15-2012 Greatest Hits: Chapter One 019[30] 1,413,000[31]h
27 Daughtry "Over You" 05 (4th) 07-24-2007 Daughtry 018[18] 1 xGold[19] 1,315,000[29]
28 Carrie Underwood "Last Name" 04 (1st) 04-08-2008 Carnival Ride 019[10] 1 xPlatinum[11] 1,240,000[25]
29 Kellie Pickler "Best Days of Your Life" 05 (6th) 12-01-2008 Kellie Pickler 046[32] 1 xPlatinum[33] 1,224,000[34]
30 Kelly Clarkson "Walk Away" 01 (1st) 01-31-2006 Breakaway 012[7] 1 xGold[16] 1,224,000[24]
31 Carrie Underwood "Just a Dream" 04 (1st) 07-21-2008 Carnival Ride 029[10] 1 xPlatinum[11] 1,202,000[35]
32 Daughtry "No Surprise" 05 (4th) 05-05-2009 Leave This Town 015[18] 1,201,000[29]
33 Kelly Clarkson "Never Again" 01 (1st) 04-23-2007 My December 008[7] 1 xGold[16] 1,179,000[24]
34 David Cook "Light On" 07 (1st) 09-30-2008 David Cook 017[36] 1 xPlatinum[37] 1,166,000[38]
35 Elliott Yamin "Wait for You" 05 (3rd) 03-13-2007 Elliott Yamin 013[39] 1 xPlatinum[40] 1,113,000[41]
36 Carrie Underwood "So Small" 04 (1st) 08-14-2007 Carnival Ride 017[10] 1 xPlatinum[11] 1,048,000[25]
37 Carrie Underwood
(feat. Randy Travis)
"I Told You So" 04 (1st) 02-02-2009 Carnival Ride 009[10] 1 xPlatinum[11] 1,043,000[1]
38 Carrie Underwood "Temporary Home" 04 (1st) 10-20-2009 Play On 041[10] 1 xPlatinum[11] 1,004,000[25]
39 Carrie Underwood "Two Black Cadillacs" 04 (1st) 11-26-2012 Blown Away 041[10] 1 xPlatinum[11] 943,000[25]
40 Adam Lambert "If I Had You" 08 (2nd) 05-05-2010 For Your Entertainment 030[21] 892,000[42]
41 Daughtry "Life After You" 05 (4th) 11-10-2009 Leave This Town 036[18] 890,000[29]
42 Daughtry "Feels Like Tonight" 05 (4th) 01-08-2008 Daughtry 024[18] 839,000[29]
43 Scotty McCreery "The Trouble with Girls" 10 (1st) 08-30-2011 Clear as Day 055[43] 1 xGold[44] 836,000[45]
44 Carrie Underwood "Wasted" 04 (1st) 02-06-2007 Some Hearts 037[10] 1 xGold[11] 784,000[31]
45 Kelly Clarkson "Miss Independent" 01 (1st) 04-10-2003 Thankful 009[7] 1 xGold[16] 759,000[41]
46 Daughtry "What About Now" 05 (4th) 07-01-2008 Daughtry 018[18] 752,000[29]
47 Carrie Underwood "See You Again" 04 (1st) 04-15-2013 Blown Away 041[10] 1 xGold[11] 740,000[25]
48 Scotty McCreery "See You Tonight" 10 (1st) 04-09-2013 See You Tonight 052[43] 1 xGold[44] 693,000[46]
49 Kelly Clarkson "I Do Not Hook Up" 01 (1st) 04-14-2009 All I Ever Wanted 020[7] 690,000[47]
50 Katharine McPhee "Over It" 05 (2nd) 01-30-2007 Katharine McPhee 029[48] 1 xGold[49] 645,000[50]
51 Kelly Clarkson "Dark Side" 01 (1st) 06-05-2012 Stronger 042[7] 638,000[51]
52 Daughtry "September" 05 (4th) 06-01-2010 Leave This Town 036[52] 563,000[53]
53 David Cook "Come Back to Me" 07 (1st) 03-23-2009 David Cook 063[36] 538,000[54]
54 Kellie Pickler "Red High Heels" 05 (6th) 09-13-2006 Small Town Girl 064[32] 1 xGold[33] 513,000[55]
55 Carrie Underwood "Mama's Song" 04 (1st) 09-13-2010 Play On 056[10] 1 xGold[11] 500,000[11]
56 Carrie Underwood "Don't Forget to Remember Me" 04 (1st) 03-13-2006 Some Hearts 049[10] 1 xGold[11] 500,000
57 Daughtry "Waiting for Superman" 01 (1st) 09-17-2013 Baptized 066[18] 500,000[56]
58 Fantasia "When I See U" 03 (1st) 04-17-2007 Fantasia 032[57] 1 xGold[58]
59 Jennifer Hudson "Spotlight" 03 (7th) 06-10-2008 Jennifer Hudson 024[59] 426,000[60]
60 Adam Lambert "For Your Entertainment" 08 (2nd) 10-30-2009 For Your Entertainment 061[21] 378,352[61]
61 Kellie Pickler "Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You" 05 (6th) 08-31-2009 Kellie Pickler 097[32] 356,000[62]
62 Josh Gracin "Nothin' to Lose" 02 (4th) 08-31-2004 Josh Gracine 039[63] 1 xGold[64]d 351,000[65]
63 Kellie Pickler "I Wonder" 05 (6th) 02-05-2007 Small Town Girl 075[32] 347,000[66]
64 Kelly Clarkson
(feat. Vince Gill)
"Don't Rush" 01 (1st) 10-30-2012 Greatest Hits: Chapter One 089[7] 346,000[31]
65 Casey James "Crying on a Suitcase" 09 (3rd) 06-14-2012 Casey James 090[67] 337,000[68]
66 Clay Aiken "Solitaire"/"The Way" 02 (2nd) 03-17-2004 Measure of a Man 004[69] 322,000[9]c
67 Phillip Phillips "Raging Fire" 11 (1st) 03-03-2014 Behind the Light 058[22] 295,000[70]
68 Josh Gracin "We Weren't Crazy" 02 (4th) 10-29-2007 We Weren't Crazy 082[63] 289,000[65]
69 Mario Vazquez "Gallery" 04 (semi) 05-02-2006 Mario Vazquez 035[71] 285,601[4]
70 Bucky Covington "A Different World" 05 (8th) 01-16-2007 Bucky Covington 058[72] 278,000[73]
71 Daughtry "Crawling Back to You" 05 (4th) 10-4-2011 Break the Spell 041[18] 243,000[42]
72 David Cook "Permanent" 07 (1st) 05-18-2009 David Cook 024[36] 203,000f
73 Carrie Underwood "Something in the Water" 04 (1st) 09-29-2014 Greatest Hits: Decade #1 024[10] 179,000[74]
74 Scotty McCreery "Feelin' It" 10 (1st) 04-13-2014 See You Tonight 095[43] 179,000[74]
75 Bucky Covington "I'll Walk" 05 (8th) 04-28-2008 Bucky Covington 070[72] 171,000[73]
76 Bo Bice "The Real Thing" 04 (2nd) 12-01-2005 The Real Thing 056[75] 148,644[76]
77 Adam Lambert "Time for Miracles" 08 (2nd) 10-18-2009 For Your Entertainment 050[21] 136,706[61]
78 Kelly Clarkson "All I Ever Wanted" 01 (1st) 03-09-2010 All I Ever Wanted 096[7] 129,000[77]
79 Jennifer Hudson "If This Isn't Love" 03 (7th) 02-24-2009 Jennifer Hudson 063[59] 127,000[78]
80 Adam Lambert "Better Than I Know Myself" 08 (2nd) 12-20-2011 Trespassing 076 123,000[42]
81 Danny Gokey "My Best Days Are Ahead of Me" 08 (3rd) 12-26-2009 My Best Days 082[79] 107,000 [80]
82 Clay Aiken "Invisible" 02 (2nd) 09-00-2003 Measure of a Man 037[81] 1 xGold[82]d 104,000[83]
83 Jennifer Hudson "Where You At" 03 (7th) 02-08-2011 I Remember Me 064[59] 93,000[84]
84 Kelly Clarkson "People Like Us" 01 (1st) 04-08-2013 Greatest Hits: Chapter One 065[7] 091,000[31]
85 Fantasia "Bittersweet" 03 (1st) 05-11-2010 Back to Me 074[57] 90,000[85]
86 Bucky Covington "It's Good to Be Us" 05 (8th) 09-10-2007 Bucky Covington 081[72] 86,000[73]
87 Josh Gracin "Stay with Me (Brass Bed)" 02 (4th) 04-26-2005 Josh Gracine 047[63] 85,000[73]
88 Kimberley Locke "8th World Wonder" 02 (3rd) 03-16-2004 One Love 049[86] 82,000[87]
89 Josh Gracin "I Want to Live" 02 (4th) 03-22-2004 Josh Gracine 045[63] 77,000[73]
90 Kellie Pickler "Things That Never Cross a Man's Mind" 05 (6th) 09-10-2007 Small Town Girl 096[32] 77,000[88]
91 Jordin Sparks "I Am Woman" 06 (1st) 05-10-2011 082[13] 77,000[65]
92 Chris Medina "What Are Words" 10 (Vegas) 02-25-2011 What Are Words 083[89] 61,000[90]
93 David Archuleta "Angels" (album version) 07 (2nd) 10-27-2008 David Archuleta 089[20] 42,000[91]
94 Elliott Yamin "Movin' On" 05 (3rd) 02-27-2007 Elliott Yamin 061[92] 26,395[93]g
95 Kelly Clarkson "I'll Be Home for Christmas" 01 (1st) 12-06-2011 iTunes Session 093[7] 24,000[94]
96 Jennifer Hudson "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" 03 (7th) 12-05-2006 Dreamgirls 060[59] 13,845[93]
999 Kelly Clarkson "Underneath the Tree" 01 (1st) 11-05-2013 Wrapped in Red 092[7]
999 Kelly Clarkson "Low" 01 (1st) 08-25-2003 Thankful 058[7]
999 Ruben Studdard "Sorry 2004" 02 (1st) 12-02-2003 Soulful 009[95]
999 Ruben Studdard "Change Me" 02 (1st) 07-31-2006 The Return 094[95]
999 Fantasia "Truth Is" 03 (1st) 12-07-2004 Free Yourself 021[96]
999 Fantasia "Baby Mama" 03 (1st) 05-03-2005 Free Yourself 060[57]
999 Fantasia "Free Yourself" 03 (1st) 06-01-2005 Free Yourself 041[57]
  • ^Note h The numbers for Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)", "Mr Know It All", and "Catch My Breath" include sales of different versions of those songs. Sales numbers for other versions of "Mr Know It All", "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)", and "Catch My Breath" are 49,000, 35,000, and 45,000, respectively.[97]
  • ^Note c This figure is for physical single of The Way/Solitaire. Digital download of The Way is 36,000.[98]
  • ^Note d Gold certification for digital sale was only 100,000 before July 2006 (Clay Aiken's Invisible was certified gold in March 2006).
  • ^Note e No physical singles were available for Josh Gracin.[99]
  • ^Note f This is the rounded combined total of last known sales figures of the live charity single and the album version of David Cook's Permanent. The charity single sold 61,000 as of June 3, 2009,[100] and the album version sold 142,354 as of May 29, 2011.[54]
  • ^Note g Sales number for first week on chart only.

Uncharted songs[edit]

This is a list of some of the other more notable releases with sales information but did not chart on Billboard Hot 100. It is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all singles released by American Idol alums.

Artist Single Season Release Date Album Sales
Carrie Underwood "How Great Thou Art" 04 (1st) 02-03-2008 How Great Thou Art 432,000[101]
Mandisa
(feat. TobyMac)
"Good Morning" 05 (9th) 04-05-2011 What If We Were Real 311,000[102]
Mandisa "Stronger" 05 (9th) 01-07-2011 What If We Were Real 309,000[102]
David Archuleta "A Little Too Not Over You" 07 (2nd) 01-06-2009 David Archuleta 247,000[103]
Carrie Underwood "Some Hearts" 04 (1st) 10-29-2005 Some Hearts 207,000[47]
Lauren Alaina "Georgia Peaches" 10 (2nd) 10-24-2011 Wildflower 189,000[104]
Kellie Pickler "Don't You Know You're Beautiful" 05 (6th) 06-09-2008 Kellie Pickler 179,000[66]
Jennifer Hudson & Ne-Yo "Think Like a Man" 03 (7th) 01-31-2012 I Remember Me 176,000[105]
Clay Aiken "Mary, Did You Know?" 02 (2nd) 11-16-2004 Merry Christmas with Love 143,000[106]
Kris Allen
(feat. Pat Monahan)
"The Truth" 08 (1st) 05-11-2010 Kris Allen 137,000[107]
Jason Castro "Hallelujah" 07 (4th) 00 Oct 2009 Jason Castro 131,000[68]
Kellie Pickler "Tough" 05 (6th) 06-13-2011 100 Proof 124,000[108]
Carrie Underwood "Flat On the Floor" 04 (1st) 10-22-2007 Carnival Ride 121,000[109]
Jason Castro "Let's Just Fall in Love Again" 07 (4th) 00 Oct 2009 The Love Uncompromised EP 118,000[110]
Kelly Clarkson "Sober" 01 (1st) 07-10-2007 My December 113,000[47]
Daughtry
(feat. Slash)
"What I Want" 05 (4th) 04-23-2007 Daughtry 112,000[98]
Jordin Sparks "S.O.S. (Let the Music Play)" 06 (1st) 09-04-2009 Battlefield 111,000[50]
Casey James "Let's Don't Call It a Night" 09 (3rd) 08-15-2011 Casey James 106,000[111]
Blake Lewis "How Many Words" 06 (2nd) 03-10-2008 A.D.D. (Audio Day Dream) 094,000[112]
Scotty McCreery "Water Tower Town" 10 (1st) 04-09-2012 Clear as Day 093,000[113]
Katharine McPhee "Love Story" 05 (2nd) 05-22-2007 Katharine McPhee 092,000[50]
Colton Dixon "You Are" 11 (7th) 10-30-2012 A Messenger 088,000[102]
Blake Lewis "Break Anotha" 06 (2nd) 10-30-2007 A.D.D. (Audio Day Dream) 085,000[112]
Katharine McPhee "Terrified" 05 (2nd) 05-04-2010 Unbroken 083,000[114]
Kellie Pickler "Makin' Me Fall in Love Again" 05 (6th) 04-19-2010 Kellie Pickler 082,000[115]
Fantasia "Lose to Win" 03 (1st) 01-08-2013 Side Effects of You 069,000[116]
David Archuleta "Something 'Bout Love" 07 (2nd) 07-20-2010 The Other Side of Down 064,000[29]
Haley Reinhart "Free" 10 (3rd) 03-20-2012 Listen Up! 061,000[105]
Allison Iraheta "Friday I'll Be Over U" 08 (4th) 11-03-2009 Just Like You 054,000[103]
Pia Toscano "This Time" 10 (9th) 07-13-2011 TBA 051,000[117]
Colton Dixon "Never Gone" 11 (7th) 09-25-2012 A Messenger 046,000[102]
David Cook "The Last Goodbye" 07 (1st) 04-19-2011 This Loud Morning 045,000[65]
Kristy Lee Cook "15 Minutes of Shame" 07 (7th) 08-12-2008 Why Wait 045,000[50]
Lee DeWyze "Sweet Serendipity" 09 (1st) 10-13-2010 Live It Up 044,000[85]
Jason Castro "Only a Mountain" 07 (4th) 07-08-2012 Only a Mountain 044,000[68]
Lauren Alaina "Eighteen Inches" 10 (2nd) 07-16-2012 Wildflower 039,000[118]
Jessica Sanchez "Tonight" 11 (2nd) 03-22-2013 Me, You & the Music 039,000[116]
Adam Lambert "Never Close Our Eyes" 08 (2nd) 04-17-2012 Trespassing 037,000[105]
Bucky Covington "A Father's Love (The Only Way He Knew How)" 05 (8th) 03-08-2010 Good Guys 031,000[119]
Kelly Clarkson "Tie It Up" 01 (1st) 06-25-2013 29,000[120]
Kimberley Locke "Mary, Did You Know?" 02 (3rd) 11-06-2007 Christmas 028,000[94]
Lauren Alaina "Barefoot and Buckwild" 10 (2nd) 05-07-2013 028,000[31]
Stefano Langone
feat. New Boyz & Rock Mafia
"I'm on a Roll" 10 (7th) 04-24-2012 027,573[121]
Kris Allen "The Vision of Love" 08 (1st) 03-26-2012 Thank You Camellia 025,000[105]
Haley Reinhart feat. Casey Abrams "Baby, It's Cold Outside" 10 (3rd/6th) 11-21-2011 025,000[122]
Daughtry "Outta My Head" 05 (4th) 13-03-2012 Break the Spell 024,000[105]
Lee DeWyze "Beautiful Like You" 09 (1st) 03-15-2011 Live It Up 022,000[123]
David Cook "The Last Song I'll Write for You" 07 (1st) 05-10-2012 015,000[124]
David Cook "Laying Me Low" 07 (1st) 04-30-2013 014,000[116]
James Durbin "Higher than Heaven" 10 (4th) 11-22-2011 Memories of a Beautiful Disaster 013,000[42]
Diana DeGarmo "Good Goodbye" 03 (2nd) 03-20-2012 Live to Love - EP 013,000[42]
James Durbin "Stand Up" 10 (4th) 09-27-2011 Memories of a Beautiful Disaster 012,000[53]
James Durbin "Love Me Bad" 10 (4th) 11-22-2011 Memories of a Beautiful Disaster 011,000[53]
Lee DeWyze "Silver Lining" 09 (1st) 04-25-2010 011,000[125]
Daughtry "Start of Something Good" 05 (4th) 11-21-2011 Break the Spell 010,000[126]
Kellie Pickler "Someone Somewhere Tonight" 5 (6th) 05-14-2013 009,000[31]
Haley Reinhart "Undone" 10 (3rd) 05-22-2012 Listen Up! 008,000[127]
Clay Aiken "Bring Back My Love" 02 (2nd) 12-20-2011 005,000[128]

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