“American Idol” ran on FOX for 15 seasons from 2002 to 2016 and returned to the airwaves on ABC in 2018. Take a look back at the winners to date in this photo gallery. We’ve ranked them from worst to best based on their record sales, concert revenues, awards success and overall impact on the music industry.
For every Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood, who have topped the charts, there is a Caleb Johnson or Candice Glover who have been little heard from since winning the title. Find out where your favorite falls in our “American Idol” winners rankings below.