Music is something which always emotionally connects with an individual’s temperament. In the USA especially a number of reality TV shows have given a number of music artists’ popularity that they deserved in the music world.
Here is the top 10 rundown for the greatest music icon which has their origin in TV reality shows. All of them became another name for fame and popularity and became worldwide stars.
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10. The Fifth Harmony
Ally Brooke Hernandez, Camila Cabello, Dinah Jane Hansen, Normani Hamilton, and Lauren Jauregui are the eminent members of the Fifth Harmony musical band. This group had come together in The X Factor USA season three in the year 2012 and was popularly known to be the No 1 most influential and popular USA contestant of all time by Fox Weekly. This group was formed as all these individual contestants for the show had failed to become successful individuals. But fate had its own time to turn their fate and this group emerged to be the most popular band artist of modern times. Though they had secured the third position in X Factor, they were eventually the winner in the year 2014 for a number of awards organized by MTV. The teenager award of Teen Icon Awards is also awarded to this band. “Me & My Girls” and “Miss Moving On” are some of the popular songs composed by this girl band.
9. The Popular Singer Phillip Phillips
Phillip Phillips popularity has been noticeable since the first time he had auditioned for American Idol. He had won the show and had become the eleventh idol for the Americans in the year 2012. His first solo album ‘Home’ has the record of having best-selling popular songs which are still fresh in the recent times. His songs “The World” and “Behind the Light” has made it to the Billboard 200 Top 10. “Gone” and “Raging Fire” are his other best singles which have made its own mark in the music world. At the moment Phillip Phillips is the next sensation who can rule the international charts.
8. The African American Music Icon Fantasia Barrino
She is a rhythm and blues (R&B) music icon. She is actually the first American-African woman to win American Idol, Season three in the year 2004. The song “I Believe” was the debut single by Fantasia which directly placed her at the Number 1 position on the Billboard’s Hot 100 charts. Till now she had released four music genres and has achieved more than fourteen major music awards. To prove her a popular music icon she has been nominated three times for the Grammy. Apart from being a reality show artist, she has also done two Broadways and a movie on herself too. There are over 2,842,00 music videos and 1,425,00 tracks in the USA which are sold under her name.
7. The Gay Pop Star Adam Lambert
Adam Lambert is mainly known to be the first openly gay mainstream music icon to start a career in the USA with all the major US labels. He was first seen on the television during the show, the American Idol Season eight in the year 2009. Unfortunately, he failed to win the show, but have eventually made his mark upon the music industry of the US. In fact, he has succeeded in achieving more than the real winner of the season, Kris Allen.
6. The Middle Aged Music Sensation Susan Boyle
She is totally a surprise package for the audience. Though she is a woman of around 50 years, but her voice has a captivating effect on her listeners. It was not a surprise for the audience when she became the first runner-up winner of Britain’s Got Talent Season three in the year 2008. Through her magnificent performances in the show, she readily became a digital sensation. “I Dreamed A Dream” is her debut album, which is the UK’s best-selling album of recent times. She was also nominated for the Grammy twice and has sold over 19 million of her music collection under her name.
5. The British Singer Leona Lewis
She is known to be the only British female solo artist who has held in the Number 1 position for the most number weeks on UK music charts. She is also the first black woman who has won The X Factor UK Season three in the year 2006. Her music cover of the song “A Moment” has set world records of being downloaded a number of times across the internet in around 30 minutes. Her song “Bleeding Love” had stayed for seven weeks at a stretch at number 1 UK music charts. Her debut film also released in the year 2014. She is an achiever of four best-selling music albums, of many hit singles and of over 31 awards.
4. The Girls Aloud Band
This girl’s band has about 4.3 singles and five albums sold under their names, thereby, making them the most popular band in the world. Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Kimberley Walsh, and Nicole Roberts had formed this band in the year 2002 in the Pop Stars UK Season two. This band is among the first to hold the Guinness World Record for the Most Successful Reality TV Group in the year 2007. They had their singles as top notches in the countdowns in the country by a girl musical gang. They were among the few musical icons who had achieved continuous success which led them to be the owner of a lot of wealth. Unfortunately, they had disbanded their musical bond in the year 2013.
3. The Country Music Artist Carrie Underwood
At the moment Carrie Underwood is one of the biggest country music icons in the world. Underwood had tasted her first success by winning the fourth season of American Idol in the year 2005. She is 31 years of age has achieved a number of awards. She is the proud winner of six Grammy Awards, eleven Academy of Country Music Awards, seven American Music awards, and sixteen Billboard Music Awards. This leads her to receive 122 awards out of 185 nominations. She is the gainer numerous music hits. She is the only female reality icon whose all the albums have made it to the Billboard 200 Top 20.
2. The One Direction
They are the young achievers of this list. They might have failed individually to leave their mark upon the music world, but together they have achieved more than one can imagine. The One Direction group was formed by members such as Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson in the seventh season of The X Factor UK in the year 2010.
Though they had secured the third position in the competition, but they have achieved a lot after the show ended. Their achievement includes 3 Billboard 200 Number 1 albums, 163 awards, a dozen single hits, and four headlining tours. They are declared to be the second wealthiest pop stars in their country under the age of 30 years. At the moment they are the most popular international band around the world.
1. The No 1 Pop Icon Kelly Clarkson
Finally, it is a female who tops this chart of reality show music icons who did everything possible to amaze the audience. She was the winner of the very first season of American Idol in the year 2002. Her single song “My Life” holds the world record for the high jump to number one position from position 97 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart within a week. She is an achiever of over 62 awards and many more Billboard chart records. She has won a number of titles present in the music world of both USA and UK. She is the most popular reality show musical sensation at the moment.
So, we can conclude the list by saying that television reality shows smoothly paved the path of success for these above music icons. With the encouragement of these reality shows, these pop stars have achieved larger than life rewards in their musical careers making them popular worldwide.