Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry and Carrie Underwood: Last Decade’s Top Idol Radio Spins

A press release from Mediabase reveals that 4 American Idol performers have achieved over 1 million US radio spins over the last decade (2002 – 2009)

Here is the Top 10:

1. KELLY CLARKSON Season 1 Winner 3, 786, 731
2. (CHRIS) DAUGHTRY Season 5 Finalist 2, 012, 389
3. CARRIE UNDERWOOD Season 4 Winner 1, 675, 041
4. JORDIN SPARKS Season 6 Winner 1, 042, 670
5. FANTASIA (BARRINO) Season 3 Winner 604, 006
6. JOSH GRACIN Season 2 Finalist 479, 204
7. DAVID COOK Season 7 Winner 464, 435
8. RUBEN STUDDARD Season 2 Winner 346, 366
9. ELLIOTT YAMIN Season 5 Finalist 340, 339
10. JENNIFER HUDSON Season 3 Finalist 296, 150

According to the release, acts from “American Idol” have received airplay at every major radio format from Top 40 to Urban, Country, Adult Contemporary and Rock radio formats.

Look at Season 2 Idol, Josh Gracin on the chart at 6. His self-titled debut in 2004 produced 3 Top 5 country hits. Unfortunately, his label, Lyric Street, dropped him when his sophomore album “We Weren’t Crazy” underperformed.

After the Jump, the most played songs of the decade by American Idol performers:

1. KELLY CLARKSON “Breakway” 553, 407
2. CARRIE UNDERWOOD “Before He Cheats” 545, 763
3. KELLY CLARKSON “Since U Been Gone” 533, 410
4. KELLY CLARKSON “Because Of You” 532, 299
5. KELLY CLARKSON “Behind These Hazel Eyes” 499, 864
6. DAUGHTRY “Home” 446, 410
7. DAUGHTRY “It’s Not Over” 437, 302
8. JORDIN SPARKS “No Air” 392, 281
9. KELLY CLARKSON “Walk Away” 386, 510
10. KELLY CLARKSON “Miss Independent” 361, 718

Top Idol achievers: Kelly Clarkson appears six times–owning four of the top five positions. Daughtry has done well too since debuting in 2007 with more than 2 million spins in total.

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