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Adam Lambert Is the Highest Earning American Idol of 2015

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Adam Lambert pulled in a staggering $10 million in 2015, making him the highest earning American Idol alum in 2015, according to Forbes.

It's a record pull for the Season 8 runner-up, who tops the list for the first time this year. Carrie Underwood (Season 4 winner) has held the No. 1 spot for the last two years and slips to second place with an $8 million haul this year.


Season 5's Chris Daughtry toured his way to $6 million and the No. 3 slot with 91 shows during the Forbes scoring period. Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips made $5 million thanks to his last record, Behind the Light, released in 2014

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The original American Idol Kelly Clarkson is reportedly having a "down year," but still pulled in $4 million and ties at No. 5 with Season 10 winner Scott McCreery.

American Idol began its last season on Wednesday and will crown its 15th and final winner this spring.