‘American Idol’ Winners Ranked From Worst to Best

“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 “American Idol” winners ranked from worst to best in this photo gallery. The “American Idol” winners rankings are 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 ranked below.