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Forbes.com: The 10 Top-Earning 'American Idols' of 2012

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7. Adam Lambert ($1.5 Million)

Extensive touring pushed this fan-favorite toward the top of last year’s list with $6 million in earnings. Lambert played fewer shows this time around, taking off to record new album "Trespassing", which was released after the end of our scoring period (and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts with 78,000 copies sold its first week). Look for him to finish higher on next year’s list, thanks to that album and a new tour.
(Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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