When the Grammy nominations were announced on Dec. 6, three American Idol alums were recognized for their work this year: Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Fantasia Barrino.
And while all three of these ladies have impressive track records when it comes to bringing home the hardware, they aren't the only ones to make their mark after leaving the singing competition behind.
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Scroll through the gallery below to see which past contestants have gone on to win or be nominated for major industry awards!
Awards: 13 Grammy nominations and 3 wins