'American Idol' finalists dominate Billboard charts

Look no further than Billboard's year-end and decade-end charts to see how influential "American Idol" has been on the music landscape.

Fifteen different Idols appeared on decade-end lists at Billboard, including all "American Idol" winners (except Kris Allen, who was not eligible). The following Idols landed on at least one decade-end list: Clay Aiken, David Archuleta, Fantasia Barrino, Kelly Clarkson, David Cook, Chris Daughtry, Josh Gracin, Taylor Hicks, Jennifer Hudson, Kimberley Locke, Mandisa, Jordin Sparks, Ruben Studdard, Carrie Underwood and Elliott Yamin.

On the prestigious Artists of the Decade chart, Clarkson (No. 14), Underwood (No. 50) and Daughtry (No. 90) all made appearances. All three also appeared on Top 200 Albums of the Decade -- Underwood twice at No. 14 ("Some Hearts") and No. 132 ("Carnival Ride"), Clarkson at No. 29 with "Breakaway" and Daughtry at No. 48 with "Daughtry." Clay Aiken joined them with "Measure of a Man" at No. 170.

The year-end charts included seven Idols from above (Archuleta, Clarkson, Cook, Daughtry, Hudson, Sparks and Underwood) and added Kellie Pickler.

Congratulations to all the "American Idol" finalists who have had so much success these past 10 years.

Check out the full Billboard charts here.

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