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Clarkson 'most successful Idol'

2010-05-05 22:05

New York - Carrie Underwood may have sold more albums than Kelly Clarkson, but the original American Idol winner is still the most successful, according to Billboard.

Clarkson has sold 10.6 million albums, 15.9 million tracks and has had 4.2 million radio plays, according to Billboard, ranking her the top graduate from Idol. Underwood has 11.5 million and 13.9 million for album and single sales, respectively. The country singer also had 2.4 million radio plays since she won Idol in 2005.

The third most successful Idol never won the crown and wasn't even a runner up: It's Chris Daughtry, who fronts his own band, Daughtry; they have sold 5.7 million albums.