American Idols

American Idol has produced more stars than any other TV talent competition series.

David Archuleta
Afraid To Love

Another magnificent single and video from David, always showing incredible growth as an artist and a human being.

Catie Turner
I Don't Know

From Catie's Comedy & Tragedy: Act 2


Fantasia gives a stunning performance in The Color Purple and sings this song over the end credits.

Chris Daughtry

Daughtry: Rocking America since 2006!

Casey Abrams Clay Aiken Lauren Alaina Kris Allen Wé Ani Alejandro Aranda David Archuleta Janelle Arthur Gabby Barrett Fantasia Barrino Chayce Beckham Clark Beckham Didi Benami Bo Bice Laci Kaye Booth Crystal Bowersox Kimberly Caldwell Kelly Clarkson David Cook Joey Cook Wade Cota Kevin Covais Bucky Covington Daughtry Chris Daughtry Diana DeGarmo Lee DeWyze Colton Dixon Melinda Doolittle James Durbin Adanna Duru Fantasia Nick Fradiani Candice Glover Danny Gokey Mikalah Gordon Justin Guarini Fritz Hager Laine Hardy Trent Harmon Kree Harrison David Hernandez Taylor Hicks Jennifer Hudson HunterGirl Casey James Dillon James Jax Caleb Johnson Grace Kinstler Louis Knight Adam Lambert Joshua Ledet Blake Lewis Jon Peter Lewis Kimberley Locke LaToya London Jacob Lusk Scott MacIntyre Mandisa Francisco Martin Scotty McCreery Paul McDonald Katharine McPhee Syesha Mercado Hunter Metts Jessica Meuse Angie Miller Nutsa Rayvon Owen Phillip Phillips Kellie Pickler Maddie Poppe Carmen Rasmusen Haley Reinhart LaPorsha Renae Olivia Rox Jessica Sanchez Daniel Seavey Vonzell Solomon Jordin Sparks Lauren Spencer-Smith Willie Spence John Stevens Colin Stough Ruben Studdard Iam Tongi Pia Toscano Jasmine Trias Catie Turner Carrie Underwood Jonny West Brooke White Elliott Yamin Ace Young
If Not For Me
Colin Stough

From Colin's EP, Promiseland

Ain't About You

Season 20 runner-up HunterGirl releases a new single.

Iam Tongi

Iam teams up with James Blunt for a very emotional performance.

Colin Stough

In Colin's own words, "This song describes me and my roots. It’s about where I’m from; and it’s a reminder to myself that no matter where I am or what I’m doing, nothing or no one will change me."

Chris Daughtry

Daughtry, newly signed to the Big Machine Label Group, is back in a big way with "Artificial."

I'm Yours
David Archuleta

David continues to knock it out of the park with every new single. His latest is "I'm Yours."

That Part
Lauren Spencer-Smith

Lauren has turned out to be a world-wide hitmaker.

I Tried
Daniel Seavey

Daniel's developed into a major songwriter and artist since his Idol days.

Catie Turner

From Catie's forthcoming EP "Comedy & Tragedy: Act 1."

David Archuleta

David is the featured artist on this song by CG5 (real name: Charlie Green).

Before I Loved You
Phillip Phillips

An advance taste of Phillip's new album, Drift Away, coming June 9.

Je T'aime

A performance from before Nutsa competed on American Idol.

To Sir With Love
Wé Ani

From before her time on Idol, Wé Ani sings a cover of Lulu's "To Sir With Love."

Two Step
Fritz Hager

Fritz continues to prove his pop credentials with this upbeat song.

Second Hand Heart
Kelly Clarkson

Maybe you missed this one -- Kelly is featured on "Second Hand Heart" by U.K.-born X Factor winner Ben Haenow.

Catie Turner

Season 16 star returned as a mentor for Season 21's Hollywood Week, coaching the new kids on songwriting -- and she's turned into a great pop composer!

Passenger Princess
Francisco Martin

Love Francisco's music -- he deserves to be a star.

Dancing With Your Shadows
Phillip Phillips

Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips has a brand-new single, with an album to follow.

Holding Out For A Hero
Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert covers the Bonnie Tyler hit for his new album.

Ordinary World
Adam Lambert

Adam covers the Duran Duran hit.

Louis Knight

"Maya" is a perfect example of why Louis is one of the most talented Idols from the series' 20-year history (and counting).

Cold Toes
Olivia Rox

From her 2022 holiday album "An Olivia Rox Christmas," Olivia sings her own composition, "Cold Toes."

Adanna Duru

Happy to report that Adanna has new music out -- we really love "POP!"

Sugar & Spice
Mikalah Gordon

Mikalah's wonderful Christmas song!

Can We Pretend That We're Good?
Daniel Seavey

After a successful post-Idol run as a member of the group Why Don't We, Daniel has released a solo recording. Daniel was 15 when season 14 began and now he is 23.

Nothin' Right
Scotty McCreery

Scotty McCreery has scored five No. 1s on the Billboard country charts. He's going for his sixth chart-topper with "Nothin' Right."

Faith In Me
David Archuleta

A brand new David song for Fall 2022. Some scenes filmed in my friends' back yard (featuring their dog and swimming pool).

If I Had Wings
Scott MacIntyre

Scott wrote this song for the 2013 film "If I Had Wings," starring Richard Harmon and Craig Bierko.

With This Ring
Scott MacIntyre

Featuring Skylar Laine, "With This Ring" is set to video from Scott and Christina's wedding. See if you can spot me in the crowd.

Tell Me Twice
Chayce Beckham

Chayce Beckham's new single, "Tell Me Twice."

Lauren Spencer-Smith

Lauren has become a global hitmaker and this is her new single.

Step Mom
Catie Turner

Catie Turner is a great songwriter, and here's the proof: her new single, "Step Mom."

The Way You Look Tonight
John Stevens

Despite his young age when he competed on Idol, John Stevens was a fan of Frank Sinatra and other Rat Pack era singers and gave new life to many standards from the Great American Songbook.

Faraway Lover
Rayvon Owen

Season 14's Rayvon Owen has a brand-new single.

She Don't Know
Carrie Underwood

The lyric video to a song from Carrie's forthcoming album.

Lauren Spencer-Smith

Lauren Spencer-Smith had a global hit with "Fingers Crossed" and now she is doing well with the follow-up, "Flowers."

Love Like That
Phillip Phillips

It's been a long wait for new music from Phillip. Great to see him on season 20 of Idol performing this new song.

To All The Boys I've Loved Before

Jax name checks Carrie Underwood in this song, which led to her meeting Carrie and recording a TikTok video together.

Denim & Rhinestones
Carrie Underwood

This is the title track of Carrie's next album, due out on June 10, 2022.

Been This Way B4
Olivia Rox

Olivia Rox hits it out of the park with the teen-dreamy "Been This Way B4." Love the video, directed by Olivia's mother, Tamara Van Cleef.

Fingers Crossed
Lauren Spencer-Smith

Lauren Spencer-Smith has a global hit with "Fingers Crossed," which has gone top 10 in Europe.

Can't Do Without Me
Chayce Beckham

Season 19 winner Chayce Beckham teams up with Lindsay Ell for a great duet.

Ghost Story
Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood has a new single -- here is the video for her latest "revenge" song, "Ghost Story."

Damn Strait
Scotty McCreery

In an interview, Scotty said, "It's such a cool song. It's so cleverly written. And obviously I'm a massive George Strait fan. It just sounded so much like me."

Laci Kaye Booth

Laci Kaye Booth pays tribute to some of country's greatest songs in a music video that will touch the heart of any record collector.

(Everybody’s Waitin’ For) The Man With The Bag
Adam Lambert

Darren Criss has a new Christmas album and Adam Lambert is featured on an update of this holiday classic.

Funny Thing About Love
Brooke White

The title song from the film "Funny Thing About Love," starring Brooke.

Lee DeWyze

"Fight" was the second single from Lee's 2013 album "Frames."

Come Back To Me
David Cook

This was the second single from David's debut album, titled "David Cook."

Kimberley Locke

"Change" was the first single from Kimberley's 2007 album, "Based On A True Story."

Five More Minutes
Scotty McCreery

This song by Scotty was the basis for a 2021 Hallmark TV movie with the same title.

Sweet Serendipity
Lee DeWyze

"Sweet Serendipity" was the first single from Lee's post-American Idol debut album "Live It Up." The female actor in the video is Jonna Walsh. Lee and Jonna were married on July 21, 2012.

Stretchy Pants
Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood celebrates holiday eating with "Stretchy Pants."

David Archuleta

The brand-new single by David.

Christmas Isn't Cancelled (Just You)
Kelly Clarkson

Here's a preview of Kelly's great new Christmas song, with a lyric video.

Footprints On The Moon
Gabby Barrett

Gabby's husband, Cade Foehner, guest stars in her new video.

Jordin Sparks

"Tattoo" was Jordin Sparks' first top 10 single, peaking at #8 on The Billboard Hot 100 in 2007.

Getting Over Him
Lauren Alaina

After earning four #1s on Billboard's Country Airplay chart, John Pardi teamed up with Lauren Alaina for a duet on "Getting Over Him."

If I Didn't Love You
Carrie Underwood

Carrie teams up with Jason Aldean for a country smash.

This Side Of The Dirt
Dillon James

Dillon performs live at the Grindhouse in Nashville.

Gold Rush
Jonny West

Season 18 was filled with talented male singers, including Jonny.

Let You Go
Francisco Martin

Francisco and I share something -- we have the same birthday. I'm slightly older.

Just Kiss Me
Louis Knight

Louis was one of the stand-outs from season 18.

Only Us
Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood teams with Dan + Shay on "Only Us" from the soundtrack to the movie adaptation of Broadway's "Dear Evan Hansen."

Good Girl
Carrie Underwood

"Good Girl" was the first single from Carrie's 2012 album "Blown Away" and her 12th #1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.

Roll The Dice
Haley Reinhart

The brand-new single from one of our Idol favorites, Haley Reinhart.

La Vie En Rose
Daniel Seavey

Daniel competed on Idol when he was 15 years old. In 2016 he joined the boy band Why Don't We and has had great chart success ever since, including two top 10 albums on The Billboard 200.

David Archuleta

"Crush" was a huge hit for David, peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Light On
David Cook

This was David's second single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 17 in 2008.

Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)
Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson and Carole King wrote this song for "Respect," the Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer.

Beautiful Life
Nick Fradiani

This was Nick's coronation song when he won season 14.

Next Boyfriend
Lauren Alaina

This was Lauren's fifth single to appear on the Billboard country charts.

A Change Is Gonna Come
Syesha Mercado

I was interviewing Syesha during season 7 and she said she didn't know what song to pick next. I suggested two -- Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" and Brenda Holloway's "Every Little Bit Hurts." She went with the former and I think it was her greatest performance of the season.

My Girl
Casey Abrams

Casey Abrams covers the Temptations' greatest song.

Let's Don't Call It A Night
Casey James

Casey James' first post-Idol album was self-titled and peaked at No. 2 on Billboard's country chart. The initial single, "Let's Don't Call It A Night," went to No. 21 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.

A Different World
Bucky Covington

This was Bucky's first single to debut on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart; it peaked at No. 6 in 2007. It was from his self-titled first post-Idol album, which went to No. 1 on Billboard's country albums chart.

There's A Girl
Trent Harmon

Season 15 winner Trent Harmon co-wrote his single "There's A Girl" as a sad song, based on personal experiences, but changed it to an uptempo tune before recording it.

Same Truck
Scotty McCreery

Scotty McCreery's new single from his forthcoming album. We sense another country smash hit.

Brooke White

The title song of Brooke White's album "Calico."

Hide And Seek
Catie Turner

Catie Turner impressed the judges and Idol fans with her original songs during season 16 and she continues to write and record her own great material.

Love Me Now
Wade Cota

Wade Cota covers John Legend's "Love Me Now."

Danny Gokey

This is from Danny Gokey's new album, "Jesus People," released Aug. 20, 2021.

White Horse
Janelle Arthur

Season 12's Janelle Arthur released her single "White Horse" in 2020. Look for her new single with Dolly Parton, coming here soon.

Love And Hate In A Different Time
Jacob Lusk

Jacob Lusk and his group Gabriels sing their new song "Love And Hate In A Different Time" on "Later With Jools Holland" on the BBC.

Baby It's You
Haley Reinhart

"Baby It's You" has been recorded by the Shirelles, the Beatles and Smith. Hayley's version deserves your attention too -- it's that great.

Never Close Our Eyes
Adam Lambert

Adam has had one of the most successful careers of any Idol, including his solo work and performances with Queen.

I Still Love You
Jennifer Hudson

This 2015 single was from Jennifer's 2014 album, JHUD.

How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore
LaPorsha Renae

La'Porsha was the runner-up on season 15 and was surprised on her finale with the news that she was being signed to Motown. I was told in advance and so the story was posted on literally seconds after Ryan Seacrest informed her.

David Archuleta

The brand-new single from David Archueta. He is truly "Movin'.

Safe Harbor
Kris Allen

The brand-new single from Kris Allen, "Safe Harbor," has an animated video.

Haley Reinhart

When Idol finalists from seasons 11-19 are asked to name their favorite Idol, Haley is one of the most-mentioned.

Farmers Daughter
Crystal Bowersox

A lot of people thought Crystal Bowersox was going to win season 9. She finished the season as the runner-up.

It Girl
Olivia Rox

Olivia Rox is one of those contestants who went home too soon. Her talent cannot be denied!

Angel Eyes
Casey Abrams

When one Casey Abrams isn't enough, why not go for four?!

Tears Of Gold
Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood duets with Spain's David Bisbal on this bilingual hit. They are fantastic together.

Diana DeGarmo & Ace Young

Duet by Ace & Diana from the musical Samson And Delilah.

Be That For You
David Archuleta

"Be That For You" is a new single by David Archuleta and one of his best.

Coulda Been
Kimberley Locke

One of Billboard's 15 "overlooked" Idol singles, "Coulda Been" shoulda been a hit.

Millennial Love
Alejandro Aranda

Recording as Scarypoolparty, Alejandro Aranda was the runner-up of season 17.

20,000 Kisses
Hunter Metts

Before he was eliminated from the competition, Hunter Metts was one of the season 19 finalists who was given the opportunity to record his own single -- and here it is.

Feel It Still
Joey Cook

Joey Cook puts an early '60s girl group spin on Portugal. The Man's "Feel It Still," with Adanna Duru (also from season 14) and Nina Ann, all with Post Modern Jukebox.

Love Someone
Grace Kinstler

Grace Kinstler placed third in season 19. "Love Someone" is her debut single.

Angie Miller

Angie Miller was a fan favorite during season 12 and three years after her Idol run, she made a great single with "Simple."

You'll Be King
Pia Toscano

If you believe that Pia Toscano went home too early on season 10, I couldn't agree with you more!

David Hernandez

I first was aware of the depth of David's talent when he sang "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" on Idol. He has released a number of great singles in recent years, including "Boomerang."

When I Fall In Love
Kevin Covais

I remember telling Kevin on the night he sang "When I Fall In Love" how much I enjoyed his performance. And I did! In addition to his music career, Kevin has also done as well as an actor.

Call On Me
Paul McDonald

An original. An artist. That's season 10 finalist Paul McDonald.

I Love The Lie
Kree Harrison

Texas-born Kree Harrison has been a resident of Nashville since she was named the runner-up of season 12.

Ground I Grew Up On
Laine Hardy

After his elimination from the top 50 on season 16, Laine Hardy was named the winner of season 17.

Ladies In The '90s
Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina was the runner-up on season 10 and quickly joined the long list of Idols with successful singing careers on the Billboard charts.

Over It
Katharine McPhee

After taking the runner-up spot on season 5, Katharine McPhee is having a successful career as a singer and an actor, with credits that include the TV series Smash and Scorpion, and the Broadway musical Waitress.

The Good Ones
Gabby Barrett

Gabby Barrett placed third on season 16 but is that year's breakout star. Her first two singles, "I Hope" and "The Good Ones," both topped Billboard's country chart and she has been winning awards left and right.

Chayce Beckham

Chayce Beckham, the winner of season 19, went to #1 on Billboard's country chart with his self-penned "23."


Mandisa has a string of successful singles and albums on Billboard's Christian charts, including "Overcomer," which went to #1 in 2013.

Never Be Alone
Willie Spence

Willie Spence is the runner-up of season 19 an is a clear fan favorite. "Never Be Alone" was his first post-Idol single.

Colton Dixon

Since his run on Idol, Colton Dixon has been a force in Christian music. "Miracles" is a 2020 single that reached the top 10 on two of Billboard's Christian charts.

Defying Gravity
Vonzell Solomon

Affectionately known as "Baby V," Vonzell Solomon was a postal carrier in Florida when she competed on Idol, finishing third in season 4. Someone cast her as Elphaba in a production of Wicked!

It's Not Over

It was a shock when Chris Daughtry was sent home in fourth place on season 5. The producers thought he was going to win. Still, Chris is one of the most successful Idols in the series' history, rocking the Billboard charts with his band, Daughtry. Chris co-wrote "It's Not Over" with three other people, including fellow season 5 finalist Ace Young.

Break Me
Candice Glover

With memorable performances of songs like "I (Who Have Nothing)" and "Love Song," Candice Glover won season 12. "Break Me" is her single from 2018.

You Take Yourself With You
Bo Bice

Bo Bice and Carrie Underwood finished 2nd and 1st in season 4 and Bo remains one of our favorite idols to this day.

When I See U
Fantasia Barrino

"When I See U" is Fantasia's biggest hit on the Billboard R&B charts, with a long stay at #1.

Fighting Gravity
Caleb Johnson

Caleb Johnson rocked season 13 -- literally. "Fighting Gravity" is his great single from 2015.

LaToya London

Season 3 was one of Idol's best years and one of the reasons is LaToya London. This is her 2020 single, "Forever."

Losing My Mind
Justin Guarini

Guarini sings Sondheim! Justin has a lot of stage credits to his name now, including Wicked, Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown and a concert production of Paint Your Wagon. Here is his take on "Losing My Mind" from Follies.

James Durbin

James Durbin is a great singer and a great human being.

Jasmine Trias

One of season 3's stand-out stars, Jasmine Trias is still a favorite.

Clay Aiken

When Clay Aiken sang Neil Sedaka's "Solitaire" on American Idol, Neil Sedaka said the song would be Clay's forevermore.

Phillip Phillips

"Home" is hands down the best coronation song in Idol history.

When A Man Loves A Woman
Joshua Ledet

Billboard ranked Joshua Ledet's performance of "When A Man Loves A Woman" in the top 10 of all Idol performances. He gave another incredible performance of the song at the White House.

Jessica Sanchez

Jessica Sanchez teams up with Ne-Yo on "Tonight." Does it sound like a hit? Yes!

Clark Beckham

It's been suggested that Clark Beckham is one of the best vocalists to ever compete on American Idol. Agreed!

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson kicked off her recording career with a Billboard smash, "Spotlight."

Ever Ever After
Carrie Underwood

You might have missed this one -- Carrie Underwood is on the soundtrack of Disney's "Enchanted" with "Ever Ever After."

Didi Benami

If you haven't heard Didi Benami's album "Reverie," you have really missed something great. "Trouble" is the first track on the album.

Makin' Me Fall In Love Again
Kellie Pickler

Kellie Pickler is a success not just on the charts but on television as the host of her own series.

Sorry 2004
Ruben Studdard

Everybody fell in love with the Velvet Teddy Bear back in 2003 and we still love Ruben Studdard.

Why You Gotta Be Like That
Scotty McCreery

Scotty McCreery is one of Idol's biggest success stories on Billboard's country chart.

One Step At A Time
Jordin Sparks

"One Step At A Time" is just one of Jordin Sparks' hit singes to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 but it's one of her best.

Six Strings And Diamond Rings
Taylor Hicks

Taylor Hicks won season 5 of Idol. This single, "Six Strings And Diamond Rings," was released in 2017.

Lee DeWyze

Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze sings "Frames," the title track from his 2013 album.

Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert is one of Idol's biggest success stories. "Superpower" is from his album "Velvet."

The Vision Of Love
Kris Allen

The winner of Season 8, Kris Allen has recorded many pop masterpieces.

Melinda Doolittle

To hear Melinda Doolittle is to love her. With Post Modern Jukebox, this is her take on Britney Spears' "Toxic."

Wait For You
Elliott Yamin

In 2007, Elliott Yamin's "Wait For You" peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Piece By Piece
Kelly Clarkson

One of the most emotional performances in Idol history, for Kelly as well as for the studio audience and everyone watching at home.

David Cook

David Cook is one of the most popular Idol winners in the series' history.

Desperate Boys & Stupid Girls
Kimberly Caldwell

Billboard named this song one of the 15 best Idol songs you never heard.

Heartbreak On Vinyl
Blake Lewis

One of the biggest mistakes in Idol history is that Blake Lewis' label didn't produce an official video for his Billboard #1 dance hit "Heartbreak On Vinyl." This fan-created video will have to do.

Going Going Gone
Maddie Poppe

Maddie Poppe's coronation song "Going Going Gone" should have been a big hit.

Nothin' Like The Summer
Carmen Rasmusen

If you haven't heard Carmen Rasmusen's debut album "Nothin' Like The Summer," go find it now and add it to your music library.

Radio Radio
Brooke White

Brooke White won us over with her first album, "High Hopes & Heartache," and has continued to release great music ever since.

Break The Silence
Jon Peter Lewis

If you haven't heard the albums Jon Peter Lewis has released since his Idol run, you are missing out on some great music.

Do It Again
Rayvon Owen

Rayvon Owen impressed us during his Idol run and is still impressing us with his post-Idol music, including "Do It Again."

8th World Wonder
Kimberley Locke

One of the best pop recordings by any Idol, and I feel somewhat responsible. I made the call to Curb Records to see if they would be interested in signing Kimberley to a recording deal -- and SVP of A&R Bryan Stewart said they were. Bryan then found "8th World Wonder" and the single debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Sales chart.

California Dream
Jessica Meuse

I love Jessica Meuse's voice and her songwriting. Here's just one outstanding example, "California Dream," from her album Halfhearted.

OK, All Right
David Archuleta

David Archuleta has grown up before our eyes, and his singing and songwriting have only improved with each passing year. This is one of his best pop songs, the very personal "OK, All Right."

Anything You Can Do
Diana DeGarmo

Diana DeGarmo, whose stage musical credits include Hair, Hairspray, West Side Story and Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, sings one of my favorite Broadway songs, "Anything You Can Do" (Annie Get Your Gun) with Marc Christopher.