Top 10 Best Music Icons Who Come From Reality TV Shows

When it comes to music icons, most of them became famous when one of their songs became a hit and since then, many love their music. Though this is the case for many of them some went for auditions in this reality shows and from there they became superstars whose music is loved by many. Reality TV shows have brought to the limelight so much of the hidden talents that could have otherwise not seen in the world.

This music icon listed here went for an audition at a reality TV show and from there on, they became some of the best. Below is the list of the top ten music icons that came from reality TV shows.

List of Top 10 Best Music Icons Who Come From Reality TV Shows in 2017

10. Girls Aloud

Girls Aloud Top Famous Music Icons Who Come From Reality TV Shows 2019

This group has been labeled on of the most successful band of all time. They were even listed in the Guinness World Record in 2007 as the Most Successful Reality Group. Their journey began when the participated in the second season of Popstar UK in 2002 which was a jumpstart in their career.

They have since produced four albums and a few singles, which has earned them at least 30 million pounds. They have also become the favorite realty persona with continued success.

9. Phillip Phillips


Philip Phillips is known for some hit songs like ‘Gone GoneGone’ but he never came to produce hit songs without having to go through some struggle. In 2012, Phillip Phillips went to American Idols to compete and after doing a lot of hard work and convincing some stubborn judges he became the 11th winner of the American Idol. Some of his hit albums are Behind the Light and The World from the side of the Moons.

8. Fantasia Barrino

Fantasia Barrino Top Most Famous Music Icons Who Come From Reality TV Shows 2018

She is one of the most successful R&B from the third season of the American Idols in 2004 and the first Black American to be on the American Idol Reality Show. She has won major awards and her song ‘I Believe’ has been number on the Billboard’s Hot 100. She has sold more than 2.9 million albums and 1.5 tracks within the United States only that is a huge success on her side. In addition, she has had two headlining tours and an autobiography film in her credit.

7. Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert Top 10 Best Music Icons Who Come From Reality TV Shows 2017

This singer duo songwriter became a worldwide sensation when he won as the runners-up of the eighth season of the American Idol in 2009. He has been seen to even surpass the actual winner of the 2009 American Idol by becoming successful and has been recognized as the first mainstream gay artist to start a career with a major label in the US.

6. Fifth Harmony


This is the famous group behind so many hit songs but a few people know that they started their journey from a reality show. This group started from the third season of X factor USA in 2012 when all its different members (Ally Brooke Hernandez, Dinah Jane Hansen, Camila Cabello, Normani Hamilton and Lauren Jauregui) failed in the auditions and started a band that turned to be very popular with hit songs like MissMovin On and Me & My Girls.

They were third in X factor and MTV Award “Artist to Watch”

5. Susan Boyle


Susan proved that being middle age have nothing to do with becoming a successful singer. Susan went to audition at Britain Got Talent in 2008, and from the moment she took the Mic and sang the song “I dreamed A Dream” proved she actually had dreamt and seen herself a superstar. Millions of people on YouTube watched her and since then her album became UK’s bestselling album of all time.

She has been nominated for Grammy Awards twice and has sold more than 19 million albums

4. Carrie Underwood


Listed in the list of 100 most influential people in the world by the Times Carrie Underwood has actually proven to be influential especially through her music throughout the world. In 2005, she was crowned the 4th American Idol and since then she has earned several Awards.

She has won six Grammy Awards, sixteen Music Billboard Awards, 11 Academy of Country Music Awards, Seven American Music Awards and she has had her albums on the Billboard 200 Top 2. She has sold 30 million ingle sales and 16 million albums sold. All her Awards are from her 185 nominations of which she won successfully 122. She is one amongst the Top 10 Best Music Icons Who Come From Reality TV Shows 2017.

3. One Direction


The name of this group actually seems to mean that they have decided to take one direction and that is the direction that leads to success as it is evidenced by their music career success. During the seventh season of the X Factor UK in 2010 this group consisting of Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Style took to stage and proved to be the voices that everyone needs to listen to.

They are credited as the wealthiest musician with their personal wealth combined to a sum of 25 million Euros, having 163 Awards, dozens of single hit songs and 4 headlining tours.

2. Leona Lewis


She is the winner of the third season of X factor in 2006 that was the starting point for her Career. She is a great solo artist whose hit song ‘A moment Like This’ got over 50000 download within half an hour of its release and categorized as the most downloaded singles of all times. Another of her hit songs ‘Bleeding Love’ spent about seven weeks in number one in the UK

1. Kelly Clarkson


Kelly Clarkson the first ever-American Idol. She was the first person to win the American Idol when the series started back in 2002. She has been on the limelight since then.

She is credited for her single ‘My Life Would Suck without You’ that came from number 97 to number 1 within a week in the history of the Billboard 100 Hot Charts. Other success include 62 Awards, 91 number ones in Billboard Charts, over 20 million album sales, was number 105 on the list of Top 500 Artists of All Time, number 27 on Top 200 Billboard Artists and number 5 on two listings Top Billboard 200 female Artists and Adult Contemporary Artists.

These are the Top 10 Best Music Icons Who Come From Reality TV Shows 2017 that have been very successful though they never started as being the successful kind of artists. They have now became a household name of all times and have been adding more and more hit songs.

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