Taylor Hicks performs at the Walker Center on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Hicks is one of the most beloved and popular âAmerican Idolâ winners of all time.
From the start, Hicksâ material on the mega-hit show set him apart, with a unique take on Southern soul, R&B, country, and blues. His fans cast 64 million votes and nearly 37 million American viewers and more than 200 million viewers worldwide tuned in to crown Hicks the Season 5 winner of âAmerican Idol.â
Less than three weeks later, his debut single, âDo I Make You Proud,â entered at No. 1 on Billboardâs Hot 100, Pop 100, and Single Sales Charts. Coinciding with the singleâs release, a cover story named him People magazineâs âHottest Bachelor of the Year.â
His self-titled album, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and was quickly certified RIAA Platinum.