List of American Idol alumni album sales in the United States

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This article provides a list of albums recorded by alumni of the popular American televised singing competition American Idol in the post-Idol career. It only lists main albums released in the alumni's post-Idol career. American Idol compilations, individual artist's pre-Idol recordings, EPs, and compilation albums are not listed here, however, the numbers in parentheses may include sales from these releases. For complete list of releases including those not listed here for each artist, please see their individual discography pages (linked here in the total number in parentheses). Sales figure listed are for U.S. only.

Artists with sales of 500,000 or more albums[edit]

This first list only includes contestants with at least 500,000 total album sales. Total albums sold listed in this pages for each artist is shown first. Certification status of album for units shipped in U.S. (Gold, Platinum, and/or Multi-platinum) is shown if awarded. The numbers in parentheses are for sales for all albums including EPs and compilations which may not be listed here.

Contestant
Total sales
First album Second album Third album Fourth album Fifth album Sixth album Seventh album Eighth album
1. Carrie Underwood
(season 4, winner)
16,389,000[1]
Some Hearts
(November 15, 2005)
Arista Nashville

7,450,000[2]
8x Platinum[3]
Peak: #2
Carnival Ride
(October 23, 2007)
Arista Nashville

3,400,000[4]
4x Platinum[5]
Peak: #1
Play On
(November 3, 2009)
Arista Nashville

2,300,000[4]
3x Platinum[6]
Peak: #1
Blown Away
(May 1, 2012)
Arista Nashville

1,794,800[7]
2x Platinum[8]
Peak: #1
Storyteller
(October 23, 2015)
Arista Nashville

752,100[9]
Platinum[10]
Peak: #2
Cry Pretty
(September 14, 2018)
Capitol Nashville
[11]
2. Kelly Clarkson
(season 1, winner)
14,351,250
Thankful
(April 15, 2003)
RCA

2,800,000[1]
2x Platinum[12]
Peak: #1
Breakaway
(November 30, 2004)
RCA

6,355,000[1]
6x Platinum[13]
Peak: #3
My December
(June 26, 2007)
RCA

858,000[1]
Platinum[14]
Peak: #2
All I Ever Wanted
(March 10, 2009)
RCA

1,004,000[1]
N/A
Peak: #1
Stronger
(October 24, 2011)
RCA

1,129,000[1]
Platinum[15]
Peak: #2
Wrapped in Red
(October 29, 2013)
RCA

942,000[1]
Platinum[16]
Peak: #3
Piece by Piece
(March 3, 2015)
RCA

284,000[1]
Gold
Peak: #1
Meaning of Life
(October 27, 2017)
Atlantic

201,250[17]
N/A
Peak: #2
3. Chris Daughtry
(as Daughtry)
(season 5, 4th place)
7,376,000[18]
Daughtry
(November 21, 2006)
RCA

5,040,000[2]
4x Platinum[19]
Peak: #1
Leave This Town
(July 14, 2009)
RCA

1,357,000[20]
Platinum[19]
Peak: #1
Break the Spell
(November 21, 2011)
RCA

513,000[21]
Gold[22]
Peak: #8
Baptized
(November 19, 2013)
RCA

270,000[23]
N/A
Peak: #6
Cage to Rattle[24]
(July 17, 2018)
RCA

24,000[25]
N/A
Peak: #10
4. Clay Aiken
(season 2, runner-up)
5,069,000[18]
Measure of a Man
(October 14, 2003)
RCA

2,786,000[26]
2x Platinum[27]
Peak: #1
Merry Christmas with Love
(November 16, 2004)
RCA

1,416,000[28]
Platinum[27]
Peak: #4
A Thousand Different Ways
(September 19, 2006)
RCA

531,000[29]
Gold[27]
Peak: #2
On My Way Here
(May 6, 2008)
RCA

165,000[29]
N/A
Peak: #4
Tried and True / Steadfast
(June 1, 2010) / (March 26, 2012)
Decca / Universal

80,000 note 1[30]
N/A
Peak: #9 / #120
5. Fantasia Barrino
(season 3, winner)
3,332,000[18]
Free Yourself
(November 23, 2004)
J Records

1,839,000[26]
Platinum[31]
Peak: #8
Fantasia
(December 12, 2006)
J Records

530,000[32]
Gold[31]
Peak: #19
Back to Me
(August 24, 2010)
J Records

490,000[33]
N/A
Peak: #2
Side Effects of You
(April 23, 2013)
RCA

300,000[34]
Peak: #2
The Definition Of...
(July 28, 2016)
RCA

32,000[35]
Peak: #6
6. Ruben Studdard
(season 2, winner)
2,644,000[18]
Soulful
(December 9, 2003)
J Records

1,792,000[26]
Platinum[36]
Peak: #1
I Need an Angel
(November 23, 2004)
J Records

483,000[37]
Gold[36]
Peak: #20
The Return
(October 17, 2006)
J Records

238,000[37]
N/A
Peak: #8
Love Is
(May 19, 2009)
Hickory Records

50,000[38]
N/A
Peak: #36
Letters from Birmingham
(March 13, 2012)
Shanachie

17,000[39]
N/A
Peak: #150
Unconditional Love
(February 4, 2014)
The Verve Music Group

6,000[40]
N/A
Peak: #46
7. Scotty McCreery
(season 10, winner)
2,244,000[18]
Clear as Day
(October 4, 2011)
Mercury Nashville

1,166,000[41]
Platinum[42]
Peak: #1
Christmas With Scotty McCreery
(October 16, 2012)
Mercury Nashville

382,000[43]
Gold[44]
Peak: #4
See You Tonight
(October 15, 2013)
Mercury Nashville

269,900[45]
N/A
Peak: #6
Season Change
(March 16, 2018)
Thirty Tiger

78,400[46]
N/A
Peak: #7
8. Kellie Pickler
(season 5, 6th place)
1,557,000[18]
Small Town Girl
(October 31, 2006)
BNA

900,000[47]
Gold[48]
Peak: #9
Kellie Pickler
(September 30, 2008)
BNA

470,000[47]
N/A
Peak: #9
100 Proof
(January 24, 2012)
BNA

90,000[47]
N/A
Peak: #7
The Woman I Am
November 11, 2013
Black River Entertainment

47,000[49]
N/A
Peak: #19
9. David Cook
(season 7, winner)
1,510,000[4]
David Cook
(November 18, 2008)
RCA

1,380,000[20]
Platinum[50]
Peak: #3
This Loud Morning
(June 28, 2011)
RCA

133,000[51]
N/A
Peak: #7
Digital Vein
(September 18, 2015)
InGrooves Music

11,000[52]
N/A
Peak: #35
10. Phillip Phillips
(season 11, winner)

1,495,000[18]
The World from the Side of the Moon
(November 19, 2012)
Interscope

1,033,000[53]
Platinum[54]
Peak: #4
Behind the Light
(May 19, 2014)
Interscope

123,000[55]
N/A
Peak: #7
Collateral
(January 19, 2018)
Interscope

5,000
N/A
Peak: #141
11. Jennifer Hudson
(season 3, 7th place)
1,446,000[56]
Jennifer Hudson
(September 30, 2008)
Arista

839,000[57]
Gold[58]
Peak: #2
I Remember Me
(March 22, 2011)
Arista

459,000[59]
Gold[58]
Peak: #2
JHUD
(September 23, 2014)
RCA

61,000[55]
N/A
Peak: #10
12. Jordin Sparks
(season 6, winner)
1,313,000[60]
Jordin Sparks
(November 20, 2007)
Jive

1,056,000[20]
Platinum[61]
Peak: #10
Battlefield
(July 21, 2009)
Jive

190,000[62]
N/A
Peak: #7
Right Here, Right Now
(August 21, 2015)
Louder Than Life
N/A
Peak: #161
13. Adam Lambert
(season 8, runner-up)
1,173,000[63]
For Your Entertainment
(November 23, 2009)
RCA

863,000[64]
Gold[65]
Peak: #3
Trespassing
(May 15, 2012)
RCA

197,000[66]
N/A
Peak: #1
The Original High
(June 16, 2015)
Warner Bros Records

52,000[67]
N/A
Peak: #3
14. David Archuleta
(season 7, runner-up)
1,156,000[56]
David Archuleta
(November 11, 2008)
Jive

765,000[68]
Gold[69]
Peak: #2
Christmas from the Heart
(October 13, 2009)
Jive

246,000[70]
N/A
Peak: #30
The Other Side of Down
(October 5, 2010)
Jive

67,000[68]
N/A
Peak: #13
Begin.
(August 7, 2012)
Highway Records

14,000[71]
N/A
Peak: #28
No Matter How Far
(2013)
E1 Music

5,000[72]
N/A
Peak: #110
15. Mandisa
(season 5, 9th place)
928,000[73]
True Beauty
(July 31, 2007)
Sparrow

226,000[74]
N/A
Peak: #43
It's Christmas
(October 14, 2008)
Sparrow

64,000[75]
N/A
Peak: #85
Freedom
(March 24, 2009)
Sparrow

152,000[76]
N/A
Peak: #83
What If We Were Real
(April 5, 2011)
Sparrow

270,000[77]
N/A
Peak: #66
Overcomer
(August 27, 2013)
Sparrow

140,000[78]
N/A
Peak: #29
Out of the Dark
(May 19, 2017)
Sparrow


N/A
Peak: #20
16. Josh Gracin
(season 2, 4th place)
804,000[60]
Josh Gracin
(June 15, 2004)
Lyric Street

703,000[79]
Gold[80]
Peak: #11
We Weren't Crazy
(April 1, 2008)
Lyric Street

86,000[81]
N/A
Peak: #33
Redemption
(November 8, 2011)
Average Joe's

4,000[82]
N/A
Peak: N/A
17. Taylor Hicks
(season 5, winner)
768,000[56]
Taylor Hicks
(December 12, 2006)
Arista

705,000[57]
Platinum[83]
Peak: #2
The Distance
(March 10, 2009)
Modern Whomp

52,000[79]
N/A
Peak: #58
18. Bo Bice
(season 4, runner-up)
757,000[56]
The Real Thing
(December 13, 2005)
RCA

673,000[57]
Gold[84]
Peak: #4
See the Light
(October 23, 2007)
StratArt

62,000[85]
N/A
Peak: #150
3
(May 18, 2010)
Saguaro Road

11,000[86]
N/A
Peak: #154
19. Elliott Yamin
(season 5, 3rd place)
696,000[60]
Elliott Yamin
(March 20, 2007)
Hickory Records
RED Distribution

527,000[87]
Gold[88]
Peak: #3
Sounds of the Season
(October 14, 2007)
Hickory Records

81,000[89]
N/A
Peak: #32
My Kind of Holiday
(October 7, 2008)
TRP Records,
Fontana Distribution

27,000[90]
N/A
Peak: #162
Fight For Love
(May 5, 2009)
Hickory Records

49,000[87]
N/A
Peak: #26
Let's Get to What's Real
(March 27, 2012)
E1/Purpose Music Group

2,000[91]
N/A
Peak: N/A

^Note 1 Aiken's album, Tried & True was re-packaged and re-released by Decca under the new name, Steadfast, concurrent with his appearance on The Celebrity Apprentice in 2012

Artists with sales of less than 500,000 albums[edit]

The following is a list of other American Idol alumni album sales and reflects that commercial success can be achieved through association with American Idol and with post-Idol promotion, although the degree of success varies considerably. This list only includes contestants who have numbers available, and again does not include EPs, American Idol compilations, or pre-Idol recordings, numbers in parentheses however may include sales from these releases:

Rank Former Contestant Total Sales Albums
20. Katharine McPhee
(season 5, runner-up)
475,000[56]
21. Lauren Alaina
(season 10, runner-up)
459,500[56]
22. Bucky Covington
(season 5, 8th place)

did not chart
436,000
23. Blake Lewis
(season 6, runner-up)
413,000[60]
24. Kris Allen
(season 8, winner)
401,600
25. William Hung
(Season 3, Auditioner)

242,000
  • Inspiration (2004) #34 — 200,000[101]
  • Hung for the Holidays (2004) did not chart — 35,000[102]
  • Miracle: Happy Summer from William Hung (2005) did not chart — 7,000[102]
26. Kimberley Locke
(season 2, 3rd place)

241,000[60]
27. Crystal Bowersox
(season 9, runner-up)
230,000[60]
28. Danny Gokey
(season 8, 3rd place)
204,000
29. James Durbin
(season 10, 4th place)

194,000
30. Lee DeWyze
(season 9, winner)
178,000
31. Diana DeGarmo
(Season 3, Runner-Up)

168,000[110]
32. Justin Guarini
(season 1, runner-up)
146,000
33. Haley Reinhart
(season 10, 3rd place)
143,500
34. Colton Dixon
(season 11, 7th place)
128,000
35. Tamyra Gray
(season 1, 4th place)
123,000[103]
36. Jason Castro
(Season 7, 4th Place)

105,000
37. Allison Iraheta
(Season 8, 4th Place)
103,000[117]
38. Melinda Doolittle
(season 6, 3rd place)

091,000[118]
39. Casey James
(season 9, 3rd place)

077,000[41]
40. Chris Sligh
(season 6, 10th place)
064,000
  • Running Back to You (2008) #190 — 54,000[119]
  • The Anatomy of Broken (2010) did not chart — 10,000[120]
41. LaToya London
(Season 3, 4th Place)

058,000[103]
42. Phil Stacey
(season 6, 6th place)
058,000
43. Mario Vazquez
(season 4, Top 12)
056,000[121]
44. George Huff
(season 3, 5th place)

52,000
  • Miracles (2005) did not chart — 29,000 [103]
  • George Huff (2009) did not chart — 4,000 [118]
45. Brooke White
(season 7, 5th place)

048,000[122]
46. Carly Smithson
(as a part of We Are the Fallen)
(Season 7, 6th Place)

041,000[124]
47. Jessica Sanchez
(Season 11, Runner-up)

38,000
48. Kristy Lee Cook
(season 7, 7th place)
032,000[125]
49. Candice Glover
(Season 12, Winner)

027,000[126]
50. Casey Abrams
(season 10, 6th place)
27,000[127]
51. Constantine Maroulis
(season 4, 6th place)

25,000[128]
52. Caleb Johnson
(season 13, winner)

024,000[129]
53. Paris Bennett
(season 5, 5th place)

22,300
54. R. J. Helton
(season 1, 5th place)

022,000[103]
55. John Stevens
(Season 3, 6th Place)

021,000[103]
  • Red (2005) did not chart
56. Michael Johns
(season 7, 8th place)

020,000[118]
57. Jasmine Trias
(season 3, 3rd place)

014,000[103]
58. Ace Young
(season 5, 7th place)

010,000[85]
59. LaKisha Jones
(season 6, 4th place)

007,000[118]
60. Nick Fradiani
(season 14, winner)
005,000[131]
61. Danny Noriega
(season 7, semi)
005,000[132]
62. Trent Harmon
(season 15, winner)
004,500[133]
63. Jim Verraros
(season 1, 9th place)
004,300[103]
  • Rollercoaster (2005) did not chart
  • Do Not Disturb (2011) did not chart
64. Carmen Rasmusen
(season 2, 6th place)
003,100[103]
65. Kimberly Caldwell
(season 2, 7th place)
003,000[76]
66. Ayla Brown
(season 5, Top 16)
003,000[134]
67. Corey Clark
(season 2, 9th place)

002,600[103]
68. Tim Halperin
(Season 10, Semifinal)
002,000[135]
  • Rise and Fall (2011) did not chart
69. Jon Peter Lewis
(Season 3, 8th Place)
001,600
  • Stories from Hollywood (2006) did not chart — 1,100[103]
  • Break the Silence (2008) did not chart — 500[136]
70. Michael Sarver
(season 8, 10th place)
001,000[137]
  • Michael Sarver (2010) did not chart
71. Josiah Leming
(season 7, Hollywood round)
001,000[86]
  • Come On Kid (2010) did not chart
72. Kree Harrison
(season 12, runner-up)
000900[138]
  • This Old Thing (2016) did not chart

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