Best Singers Made Famous By Reality TV
She was born on YouTube and launched on America's Got Talent Season 5 (even though she came in "second". That was of little consequence because it's what came afterward that is important:
She's releasing her third full studio album (sixth overall) "Awakening" on Sept. 23rd. She just finished taping her *third* PBS Great Performances concert (to be broadcast in December). She has performed in Palace Square in St. Petersburg, Russia with tenor Dimitry Hvorostovsky and soprano Sumi Jo in front of 100,000, in Taiwan with José Carerras in front of 30,000, in Hiroshima at the Peace Arch Concert followed by her own concert in Bunkamura Hall in Tokyo, with Cirque du Soleil in their One Night for ONE DROP charity gala, twice for Muhammad Ali's CelebrityFightNight, David Foster & Friends numerous times, four times for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, twice with Tony Bennett, and in over 50 of her own solo concerts backed by full orchestra. The full list is much longer. And she's just 14.
Came in second on America's Got Talent season 5, but exploded on the charts, breaking Michael Jackson's record as the youngest artist in US chart history to have a Top 2 and Platinum CD.
Since then, has had her own PBS "Great Performances" T.V. special TWICE, with taping of her third T.V. special slated for summer of 2014.
Destined to be the greatest singer of her generation.
Jackie might have become successful without her appearance on America's Got Talent. But it would have taken a lot longer than... Instantly!
"Made famous by reality T.V."? No, widely discovered by reality T.V., perhaps. Made famous and respected and admired by her incredible vocal talent, definitely.
Saw him live -- absolutely the best singer on American Idol and one of the best singers I've ever heard -- no one surpasses his range and vocal ability.
Adam Lambert has an amazing range that few male pop singers possess or use. His voice and presence changed American Idol.
Adam is the absolute best singer of his generation. He will go down in history as one the best of any generation.
Adam of course. No one watches amercan idol anymore after he loses
She has a seriously amazing voice. So amazing! I have such huge love for Kelly Clarkson. She is unbelievably talented.
Carrie Underwood has a flawless singing voice. She is also a dynamic performer!
Carrie and Miranda should be much higher than they are! I ADORE them both. Kellie Pickler should be on here too! Congrats on everything to the two of you! And everyone else on here ;)
Every one of her performances made the hair on the back of my neck stand up, no one since has even got close.
Great singer and actress in Sparkle.
Iam a native of Bham and we had over a dozencontestant to come from Alabama. We had two winners from Bham, and Rueben was one. I want to say thanks Rueben we love you!