American Idol winners: From Kelly Clarkson to Chayce Beckham

Clarkson rose to fame in 2002 after winning the first season of American Idol

Ruben Studdard shot to fame for his incredible R&B and gospel performances on American Idol 2003

Fantasia memorably won American Idol in 2007

Carrie Underwood is a singer-songwriter who shot to fame after winning American Idol

At age 29, Hicks became the oldest contestant to win American Idol in 2006

Jordin won American Idol during its sixth season and became the show's youngest winner at just 17

David Cook won the seventh season of Idol, beating David Archuleta, the runner-up.

Kris Allen was pitted against Adam Lambert in American Idol's tight 2009 final

Lee DeWyze was the season-nine winner of American Idol, at age 23

Scotty McCreery won American Idol at just 17 years old

Phillip Phillips made history when his single Home became the best-selling song in American Idol history

Candice became the first female winner since Jordin Sparks in 2007

Less than three months after winning American Idol, Johnson released his debut album, Testify

Fradiani won American Idol with his track Beautiful Life

Trent Harmon released his debut album You Got 'Em All in 2018

Folk singer Maddie was the season 16 winner of American Idol

Laine first auditioned for American Idol in 2018, but didn't get past the top 50

In 2021, Just Sam released her single Africando

Chayce Beckham, won season 19 of American Idol in May of 2021.

Noah Thompson was the season 20 winner of American Idol