On the night of the Billboard Music Awards show hosted by season one winner Kelly Clarkson.....I thought I'd go over some Idol chart facts:. Dim the lights and here we go.
There have been 60 singles charted on Billboard's Hot 100 ....... David Cook has charted 11 of those to lead the pack. Five Idol singles have gone all the way to number one. "A Moment Like This" by Kelly Clarkson......"This Is The Night" by Clay Aiken......"I Believe" by Fantasia....."Inside Your Heaven" by Carrie Underwood...... and "Do I Make You Proud". by Taylor Hicks.
Five Idol singles have achieved Gold certification,. four have gone Platinum
Philip Phillips.... Season 11 winner has to date the biggest selling singles in terms of units sold......5.4 million making it four times platinum..... it peak position was #6.
Season 12 winner Candice Glover has to date the lowest charting single to actually make the 100..... peaking at number 94....... two years later season 14 winner Nick Fradiani made number 93.
The two most recent Idol winners ... Trent Harmon and Maddie Poppe have not yet charted.
So it seems the show is losing steam in it's hit making power.... but make no mistake..... it has had a major impact on American music.