Top “American Idol” earners 2012

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Forbes has released their annual ranking of the top-earning “American Idol” alums.

Kelly Clarkson came in at number one, earning $8 million last year. Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry, Scotty McCreery, and Jennifer Hudson rounded out the top 5.

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