Last week, I brought you the Idols Billboard 2009 chart, now here’s where the Idols stand on Billboard’s decade-end charts.
American Idol debuted in the summer of 2002, giving its artists plenty of time to make their mark on the decade, and that they did.
- See the entire chart HERE.
Check out these highlights:
There’s one #1: Carrie Underwood’s debut album, Some Hearts is the #1 Country Album of the 00’s. It’s the highest-ranking Idol album on the Billboard 200 chart at #14. Carrie is the #10 Country Artist of the decade. “Before He Cheats” is the #14 country song and Carrie is the #13 Top Country Songs Artist.
Kelly Clarkson is #14 on the Artist of the Decade chart, #9 on Hot 100 Artists, #18 on Hot Digital artists. She’s the #2 Pop Songs Artist of the decade and #8 on Hot Adult Artists. Kelly makes 3 appearances on the Pop Songs chart. Her smash, “Since U Been Gone” is #6, “Because of You” #7 and “Behind These Hazel Eyes” #16.
The album Daughtry is #17 on the Internet Albums chart and #15 on the Digital albums chart. Daughtry are #6 on the Hot Contemporary Artists chart and #9 on the Hot Adult Artists chart.
Clay Aiken’s coronation double-sided CD single, “This is the Night/Bridge Over Troubled Water” is #5 on the Single Sales Chart. He’s the #7 Single Sales Artist. His holiday album, Merry Christmas with Love is #12 on Christian Albums, and #10 on Holiday Albums.
Jordin Sparks is the highest charting Idol on Hot Digital Songs. Her duet with Chris Brown, “No Air” is #33, while David Cook is the highest charting Idol on the Hot Adult Contemporary Songs chart. His coronation single, “Time of My Life” is #23.
Fantasia’s “When I See U” is #8 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart. Jennifer Hudson’s “Spotlight” is #14 on the Hot Adult R&B chart. Ruben Studdard’s Gospel Album, I Need An Angel, is #1 on the Gospel Albums chart.
All of the Idol winners make an appearance. Yes, including Taylor Hicks. His coronation single, “Do I Make You Proud” is #39 on the Singles Sales chart. A couple of Idols you wouldn’t expect made their mark this decade–Josh Gracin on the country charts and Kimberley Locke on the Dance charts.
For more, check out the Idols on Billboard’s decade-end chart right HERE.