‘American Idol’ Lawsuit Claims Singers Shorted By Label

Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson are two of the most successful American Idol contestants and they could be owed even more money. According to Fox News,  a federal lawsuit filed in New York charges that Sony Music Entertainment cheated “American Idol” contestants out of at least $10 million in royalties.

The lawsuit was filed by 19 Recordings, a music company founded by Idol creator Simon Fuller. The suit claims that 19 discovered the royalty issue through two separate audits of Sony’s records. Underwood and Clarkson aren’t the only artists mentioned in the suit. Clay Aiken, Chris Daughtry and Jordin Sparks are all mentioned as well.

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