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Who are some noteworthy American Idol winners?

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Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jordin Sparks all competed on the show "American Idol" and won first place titles. All three women went on to win multiple awards and achieve top-selling singles.

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Kelly Clarkson appeared in the first season of "American Idol" and became its first winner. After the show concluded, she produced both pop and country albums and subsequently won three Grammy awards and two Academy of Country Music Awards. She also pursued a brief career in acting. In 2003, she starred in the film "From Justin to Kelly" and later guest starred in an episode of "Reba."

Carrie Underwood appeared in the fourth season of the show and went home the winner. She later accrued seven Grammy awards, 11 Academy of Country Music awards, 12 American Country Awards and eight American Music Awards and has sold more than 65 million copies of her albums all around the world.

Jordin Sparks competed in season six of the competition and became the show's youngest winner ever. She was 17 when she won the top spot on "American Idol." Jordin has had a strong theatrical presence alongside her music career. In 2010 she appeared on Broadway, playing Nina Rosario in the award-winning play "In the Heights" and later starred in the film "Sparkle" in 2012.

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