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Monday, June 27, 2011

Idols Dominate the Billboard Charts has an interesting article about all of the former Idols on the Billboard charts last week.

There were 15 Idols on the chart representing every season of the show except—not surprisingly—season nine. They were: Scotty McCreery (S10), Lauren Alaina (S10), Kelly Clarkson (S1), Ruben Studdard (S2), Fantasia (S3), Jennifer Hudson (S3), Carrie Underwood (S4), Constantine Maroulis (S4), Kellie Pickler (S5), Chris Daughtry (S5), Mandisa (S5), Chris Sligh (S6), David Cook(S7), Kris Allen (S8) and Adam Lambert (S8).

“American Idol” now has 301 #1s in the show’s history. Kelly has the most of them with 60. Carrie is close behind with 50. Chris Daughtry, with his band, Daughtry, has 38 and Ruben, somewhat surprisingly, has 16 of them. Mandisa has 11.

Of the 119 finalists from the show’s first 10 years, 54 of them have hit the charts.

You can read more of the numbers in the story here.