Even Simon Cowell couldn't snuff out their spotlight.
Since 2002, the show American Idol has been producing some of the biggest stars in recent years. Kelly Clarkson, Jordin Sparks and Carrie Underwood have dominated Broadway, television and the music industry since getting their start on the reality competition. One thing they all have in common is that they all won their respective seasons of American Idol. Idol is undeniably one of the most successful TV shows in modern era. It paved the way for numerous shows and (in this case) careers. Check out the most successful American Idol winners to date.