10 Most Talked About American Idol Alumni [PHOTOS]

With the 2011 American Music Awards having just taken place, I decided to write about ten American Idol alumni who have been talked about ever since being discovered on this hit reality series.

Starting up the line-up is Season One winner, Kelly Clarkson, who’s set to perform during the American Music Awards on this Sunday. Clarkson will be performing with some heavy hitting musicians such as Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige and Christina Aguilera. Had it not been for Idol, I seriously doubt Clarkson would be performing on such a prestigious awards show as the American Music Awards.

Clarkson  made a name for self in the music world due to her first single, “A Moment Like This” breaking the Beatles’ record of making the biggest leap to number one from fifty-two, in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Clarkson’s sophomore album, Breakaway, sold more than 12 million copies worldwide and the album’s single entitled, “Breakaway” became the best-selling single by an Idol contestant world wide. Clarkson has gone on to win many awards such as two Grammy awards and three MTV music awards.

While Clarkson has been wildly successful musically, she’s definitely been scrutinized for a couple of things such as her weight fluctuations and her love life or lack there of.

Kelly Clarkson Compares Dating To American Idol [VIDEO]

Last month while promoting her fifth album on daytime talk show, The View, Clarkson denied rumors of being gay.

Click through the gallery to see more Idol stars who still have us talking even if they didn’t become winners on the show.