In the early days of the music industry, only a combination of hard work and luck could get musicians a recording contract—and even then, success was limited by the scope of a radio or record distribution deal. But thanks to the reality TV phenomenon, even an appearance on the American Idol competition can make you an instant superstar. Here are some of the show's most famous competitors and judges.
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Browse biographies of the newest faces of American Idol, including host Ryan Seacrest and judges Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Mariah Carey.
Disc Jockey, Television Personality, Television Producer / 1974 -
Ryan Seacrest is known for hosting the popular televised competition American Idol, the annual TV special Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve and the radio program American Top 40.
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profile name: Keith Urban profile occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
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profile name: Mariah Carey profile occupation: Film Actress, Songwriter, Music Producer, Singer
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