Label type Carrie Underwood Chris Daughtry Clay Kelly Aiken Clarkson Fantasia Barrino Ruben Studdard David

Cook Jordin Sparks Kellie Pickler Jennifer Hudson Adam Lambert David Archuleta Taylor Hicks Josh Gracin Bo Bice Elliott Yamin Bucky Covington Kat McPhee Kris Allen Blake Lewis William Hung Mandisa Kimberley Locke Danny Gokey Diana DeGarmo Justin Guarini Tamyra Gray Sony Sony Sony Sony Sony Sony Sony Sony Sony Sony Sony Sony Sony Non-Sony Major Sony Indie-non-self Non-Sony Major Sony Sony Sony Indie non-self Indie non-self Indie non-self Sony Sony Sony Indie non-self

Signed Arista Nashville RCA RCA RCA J J RCA Jive Sony Nashville/BNA Arista RCA Jive Arista Lyric Street RCA Hickory Lyric Street RCA Jive Arista Koch (indie) Sparrow (Christian) Curb (indie) RCA Nashville RCA RCA 19R

Albums w/ original label 3 2 4 4 3 3 1 2 2 1 1 3 1 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 1

album sales w/ original label 1 7,048,000 4,730,000 2,784,000 2,750,000 1,793,000 1,791,000 1,312,000 1,039,000 854,000 798,000 762,000 758,000 704,000 701,000 672,000 527,000 405,000 378,000 358,000 308,000 240,000 216,000 212,000 194,000 168,000 143,000 123,000 211,000 78,000 81,000 49,000 43,000 2 3,146,000 1,188,000 1,414,000 6,144,000 530,000 483,000 172,000 437,000 3 1,828,000 530,000 812,000 330,000 238,000 163,000 893,000 4

unknown 24,000 22,000

unknown 130,000 3,000

Allison Iraheta LaToya London Mario Vasquez Jason Castro Chris Sligh Melinda Doolittle Phil Stacey Carly Smithson/WA TF Kristi Lee Cook George Huff Brooke White Constantine Maroulis Paris Bennett R.J. Helton John Stevens Michael Johns Jasmine Trias Ace Young LaKisha Jones Jim Verranos Carmen Rasmussen Ayla Brown Corey Clark Jon Peter Lewis Michael Sarver Josiah Leming

Sony Indie non-self Sony Non-Sony Major Indie non-self Indie non-self Non-Sony Major

Jive Peak (indie) Arista Atlantic Brash (indie) HiFi (indie) Lyric Street

1 1 1 2 2 1 1

103,000 58,000 56,000 54,000 54,000 53,000 50,000

5,000 5,000

Non-Sony Major Sony Non-Sony Major Self Self Indie non-self Self Non-Sony Major Indie non-self Non-Sony Major Indie non-self Indie non-self Indie non-self Indie non-self Indie non-self Self Self Indie non-self Non-Sony Major

Universal Republic Arista Nashville Word (WMG) June Baby (self) 6th Place (self) TVT (indie) unknown Maverick (WMG) Downtown (indie) Universal Pazzo (indie) Elite (indie) Koch (indie) Lofton Creek (indie) Double Deal (indie) Bungalow (self) self or indie? Dream (indie) Warner

1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1

41,000 32,000 29,000 29,000 25,000 22,000 22,000 21,000 20,000 19,000 10,000 7,000 4,300 3,100 3,000 2,600 1,100 1,000 1,000 500

300

album still being promoted still with original label

dropped & picked up by major original label was non-Sony version 1: December 1, 2010

sales w/ new label Status promoting promoting dropped in studio promoting dropped in studio in studio in studio in studio in studio promoting dropped dropped dropped promoting in studio dropped in studio dropped dropped in studio dropped promoting dropped dropped in studio indie 50,000 New label 1 2

major

56,000

self indie self

4,400 62,000

51,000 11,000

major indie

43,000 10,000

4,000

indie

self self

dropped dropped dropped promoting promoting dropped dropped

major

18,000

promoting dropped dropped promoting dropped in studio dropped dropped promoting dropped dropped promoting dropped dropped dropped dropped dropped dropped promoting indie indie

4,000

notes

Decca is owned by Universal, does a lot of "nostalgia," jazz, classical, folk as well as pop; does not list Aiken among artists

Hickory is distributed through Sony but not owned by it?

There is also an Xmas album thru TRP that sold 27,000 Second album is in limbo while Disney reorganizes labels, despite 3 singles out Verve is owned by Universal, heavily classical/traditional

Dream Merchants is Randy Jackson’s dance label

Sold some country music online only Looking for label for new album-in-progress

Reunion is a Christian imprint of Provident, which is owned by Sony

went on Broadway instead Album was supposed to be released Spring 2010

Second album had singles released before she was dropped Universal had distribution deal

Label folded; self-released holiday album in December 2010