Adam Lambert's "Whataya Want From Me" this week becomes the 27th song by an American Idol contestant to sell 1 million or more digital copies. The striking pop-rock ballad got a big boost from Lambert's appearances on the show two weeks ago as mentor and performer. Kris Allen, who beat Lambert in the Season 8 finale, also has a digital million-seller. The spry "Live Like We're Dying," which was released nine weeks before Lambert's song, has sold 1,350,000 copies.
Of the 27 million-sellers by Idol contestants, eight are by Season 1 champ Kelly Clarkson. That's twice as many as her closest rivals. Carrie Underwood, the Season 4 winner; Jordin Sparks, the Season 6 champ; and the band fronted by Chris Daughtry, who finished fourth in Season 5, have each landed four million-selling downloads. David Cook, the Season 7 champ, has had two.Read More »from Chart Watch Extra: American Idol’s Million-Sellers