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American Idol's Kellie Pickler Skyrocketing Up Billboard Charts

 - Oct 9, 2008   Updated: May 10 2011
American Idol's Kellie Pickler launched her self-titled album yesterday. The album rocketed in sales to become #9 on Billboard's Top 200 chart.

Kellie Pickler is our second proof point that reality television is becoming one of the most influential launching pads for new artists. 

Prior to Pickler, Idol winner Jennifer Hudson proved the same concept when she debuted her album at #2.

Implications - The 22-year-old songstress says that this album is a glimpse at the real her and what she calls "the real deal." She worked hard on the album picking out the producer, the songs and even the cover art for the album. With ten tracks on the CD and five of them being co-wrote by Pickler herself, it's definitely an impressive feat for a first record.