One of the most trending, interesting and amazing talent reality shows in America is the American Idol. It was first aired in 2002 and there have been fifteen seasons completed as of 2016. The talent series revealed the marvelous voices of different singers nationwide. The final round features ten to thirteen contestants. When it comes to age requirements, it has varied year to year. Most of the finalists were under the age of 20.
There are so many good times in reminiscing all of the memorable moments from when the show first started. Indeed, American Idol has launched incredible careers to some winners. However, there are probably a few winners that have been forgotten after the successful completion of each season. So, let’s congratulates them once again.
American Idol Winners from Latest to Oldest
Earlier in 2016, the 15th and the final season of American Idol talent show have ended. In this season, Trent Harmon won in the singing competition. He kicked off his career by singing the song “Falling”, a song co-written by Idol Judge Keith Urban. He is now very ready to get focused on working after his tremendously big win.
In 2015, Nick Fradiani heartily sang the song “Beautiful Life” co-written by dashboard confessionals, Chris Carrabba that scarcely cracked the Billboard Hot 100. Currently, people around the world are waiting for that debut album to be spread.
Gorgeous Caleb Johnson got his debut album with ease. The album has been released in the market in less than 3 months right after his big win in 2014. Caleb’s career life in music really moves so fast. In fact, Caleb wasted no time getting his debut album called Testify.
The Music Speaks by Candice Glover was released on the market in 2014, one year after her winning coronation in 2013. Candice failed to produce a hit single but she claims to be working on follow-up album thru social media posts.
The American Idol season 11 crown was awarded to Phillip Phillips in 2012 with his coronation song the “Home”. The song has been selected as the NBC’s Olympic Coverage and other Television projects. What makes Philips songs really great is that American Idol themselves use one of his songs as the season 12’s send-off music.
The season 10 winner was just a 17-year old boy named Scotty McCreery last 2011. He was considered to be the second youngest winner overall who become a skilled star in the country’s music world with flooding millions of albums sold while attending college at the same time.
Lee DeWyze won in American Idol season 9 but split the RCA records in just one year after his coronation while releasing his debut album which picked at number 19 on the billboard 200. He may do not make a splash on his other albums but he exceeded his expertise in drama hits.
There are no other singing contestants that make the judges surprised other than Kris Allen. He breaks the Idol history and awarded as the American Idol season 8’s winner last 2009. Kris Allen’s debut single entitled “Live like we’re dying” became a 2009 hit song although he was involved in a devastating car crash incident a few years later.
David Cook is undeniably one of the most famous singers today. He is actually one of the American Idol winners that succeed in the music industry. David Cook is now spreading his first independent release album worldwide.
Jordin Sparks has been one of the most successful American Idol winners with three studio albums and a leading role in Whitney Houston’s final film. She did a score in Grammy nomination and released a highly publicized “new romance with Sage the Gemini” song.
Taylor Hicks has been the Idol’s prestigious winner in 2006 and remained as one of the highest-earning Idols in latest years. He especially received big paydays with his tour dates, residency in Las Vegas and his ownership of Alabama BBQ restaurant.
Carrie Underwood was greatly known in the world when she won in the American Idol Season 4 last 2005 and she is one of the most successful champions to date today. She is the only artist that scored 6 consecutive number-1 albums on the Billboard Top Country Album’s chart.
The season 3 winner was simply known as Fantasia Barrino who won the crown last 2004. Fantasia stayed busy for decades and had released four studio albums already. She is also a Grammy winner who is expected to release another solo album in 2016.
Ruben Studdard is still making music after his successful celebration of his American Idol victory last 2003. Ruben actually made his 6th studio album in 2014.
Kelly Clarkson is the first winner of American Idol talent show who has owned seven studio albums already. Kelly Clarkson is also a Grammy multi-awardee and is now becomes one of the most popular stage performers in music around the world.