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Top 10 Best Selling Black American Idol Contestants!!!

American Idol has produced some mega stars over the years. Here are the best selling Black American Idol contestants. Let’s take a look back at some of our favorites. How well did they do in the music industry as far as record sales after Idol?

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These contestants have amassed quite an impressive net worth. Let’s see where our favorites landed on this list.

American Idol Auditions, Eliminations and Winning Moments

Some American Idol contestants have gone on to superstardom. But just taking into account sales of their music alone since Idol, these are the most successful Black Americans to come out of American Idol.

Check out all the auditions, eliminations and winning moments of our favorite black American Idol contestants.

1 – FANTASIA

$7 Million Net Worth (Winner, Season 3)

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Fantasia’s Studio Albums

  • Free Yourself
  • Fantasia
  • Back To Me
  • Side Effects of You
  • The Definition Of…

The Moment Fantasia is Introduced To The World

Fantasia joined Season 3…

Fantasia’s Winning Moment

…and was the winner at the age of 19, which was the youngest at the time.

2 – RUBEN STUDDARD

$3 Million Net Worth (Winner, Season 2)

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Ruben’s Studio Albums

  • Soulful
  • I Need An Angel
  • The Return
  • Love Is
  • Letters From Birmingham
  • Unconditional Love

Auditioning for American Idol

Ruben Studdard Wins American Idol

3 – JENNIFER HUDSON

$20 Million Net Worth (7th Place, Season 3)

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Jennifer’s Studio Albums

  • Jennifer Hudson
  • I Remember Me
  • JHUD

Jennifer Hudson’s American Idol Audition

Jennifer Hudson Shock Elimination From American Idol

After finding herself in the bottom three, along with Latoya London and Fantasia Barrino, she was eliminated. Here’s her exiting moment.

Though she didn’t win the title, she became a Grammy and an Oscar winner after leaving the show. Now worth #20 million dollars, she’s made it through a unspeakable family tragedy and many triumphs in her journey to superstardom.

4 – JORDIN SPARKS

$10 Million Net Worth (Winner, Season 6)

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Jordin’s Studio Albums

  • Jordan Sparks
  • Battlefield
  • Right Here, Right Now

Audition of Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks Becomes Youngest To Win American Idol

5 – MANDISA

$3 Million Net Worth (9th Place, Season 5)

Mandisa’s Studio Albums

  • True Beauty
  • It’s Christmas
  • Freedom
  • What If We Were Real
  • Overcomer
  • Out Of The Dark

Mandisa Auditions

Elimination of Mandisa

6 – KIMBERLY LOCKE

$1.5 Million Net Worth (3rd Place, Season 2)

Kimberley’s Studio Albums

  • One Love
  • Based On A True Story
  • Christmas

Kimberly Locke Auditions

Kimberley Locke’s Elimination

7 – TAMYRA GRAY

$1 Million Net Worth (4th Place Finish – Season 1)

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Tamyra’s Studio Album

  • The Dreamer

Tamyra Gray’s Audition

Tragic Elimination of Tamyra Gray

8 – MELINDA DOOLITTLE

$500 Thousand – $2 Million (3rd Place, Season 6)

Melinda’s Studio Album

  • Coming Back To You

Audition of Melinda Doolittle

Melinda Doolittle Eliminated

9 – LATOYA LONDON

$1 million – $5 Million Net Worth (4th Place, Season 3)

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Latoya’s Studio Album

  • Love and Life

Full Audition of Latoya London

Exit of Latoya London

10 – GEORGE HUFF

$1 million Net Worth (5th Place, Season 3)

George’s Studio Albums

  • Miracles
  • George Huff

George’s Audition

Huff’s Elimination

11 – CANDICE GLOVER

$1 Million Net Worth (Winner, Season 12)

Candice’s Studio Album

  • Music Speaks

Audition of Candice Glover

Candice Glover Wins 2013 American Idol

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12 – LA’PORTIA RENAE

$100,000 to $1 million Net Worth (Runner Up, Season 15)

La’Portia Renae’s Studio Album

  • Already All Ready

La’Porsha Renae’s American Idol Audition

La’Portia Renae named runner up to Trent Harmon –

13 – PARIS BENNETT

$100,000 to $1 million Net Worth (5th Place, Season 5)

Paris’ Studio Albums

  • Princess P
  • A Royal Christmas

Paris Bennet Audition

Paris’ Elimination

14 – LAKISHA JONES

$100,000 to $1 million Net Worth (4th Place, Season 6)

Lakisha’s Studio Album

  • So Glad I’m Me

Auditioning for American Idol

Lakisha Jones Eliminated

15 – VONZELL SOLOMON (BABY V)

$500,000 Net Worth (3rd Place, Season 4)

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Vonzell Solomon’s Discography

  • My Struggle
  • True Story

Audition of Baby V

Vonzell Solomon’s Elimination

16 – TRENYCE

$100,000 to $1 million Net Worth (eliminated at top 30 level, then brought back by Paula Abdul in a Wild Card round to join the top 12 – ultimately she was 5th place in Season 2)

Trenyce Cast Albums

  • Ain’t Misbehavin’ (the 30th anniversary cast recording)
  • Love In The Nick Of Tyme

Trenyce Elimiated

Trenyce Eliminated

Sales of Black American Idol contestants continue to grow. American Idol is revving back up on February 16th. Will you be watching?

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