Beating out contestants from ten other seasons, Kelly Clarkson topped Forbes' list of top-earning "American Idol" contestants.
From May 2011 to May 2012, the "Stronger" singer earned about $8 million, far surpassing the following two who tied for the second spot, Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughtry, who each took in $5 million.
Held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the ceremony was co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Trace Adkins, while Luke Bryan emerged as the big winner with seven trophies, including Artist of the Year and Album of the Year.
Lacing up her sneakers and getting in the swing of things for a good cause, Carrie Underwood was back in action for the 22nd annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge in Nashville, TN on Saturday (June 9).
The country superstar rocked a sporty ensemble as she made her way on the field in red tube socks, black athletic shorts and black top, while at one point tossing on a personalized jersey as she did her part in striking out cancer.