5 Most Successful 'American Idol' Winners
Everyone has probably watched American Idol at least once in their lives. The televised singing competition is currently in its fourteenth season of finding the next music idol but as we all know, sometimes the winners get out-shined by their runners-up after the season ends. Let's take a look at five of the most successful American Idol winners thus far. #5: David Cook In season 7, two men named David made it to the finals of the competition: David Archuleta and David Cook. Later that night, David Cook was crowned American Idol. The next day, he released his first single "The Time of My Life", which went on to peak at #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and was certified platinum in the U.S. Following the release of his self-titled debut major-label album, David scored with four more hit singles: "Light On", "Come Back to Me", "Bar-ba-sol", and the heart-wrenching "Permanent" which was re-released in 2009 as a charity single. The singer-songwriter's latest release is a single