You had a good run of it, Kelly!
American Idol season 4 winner Carrie Underwood has surpassed Kelly Clarkson as the biggest earning alumni of the show, with over 12,296,000 album sales and over 18,482,000 digital tracks sold! WOW!
Let's give credit where credit's due though - Kelly Clarkson had one hell of a reign, and she's still doing very well with over 10,600,000 albums sold and 15,900,000 digital tracks sold.
As far as tour revenues are concerned though, Carrie's got Kelly beat by a lot with $66,000,000+ in earnings, whereas Kelly has brought in around $32,000,000.
Underwood's earning score also gets a boost from her recent acting gigs, including the April film release Soul Surfer, which brought in a box office gross of $39.5 million. She's also snagged some recent guest appearances on TV shows, such as How I Met Your Mother.
As for Kelly, she hasn't done her acting thing in a while, but we mustn't forget her role in 2003's From Justin to Kelly.
…Okay, maybe she actually WOULD prefer if we forgot about that. JK Kelly! We love you lots and we can't wait to hear your new single in July!
Are U happy to hear that Carrie Underwood usurped Kelly Clarkson's top earner title? Or are U loyal to Team Kelly?
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