Idols not idle on American airwaves

Sept. 10, 2006 at 10:40 AM

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Get ready for an onslaught of albums to hit U.S. store shelves from "American Idol" winners and wannabes in the coming weeks.

The Season Five champion of the Fox TV talent competition, Taylor Hicks, releases his first post-American Idol disc Nov. 14, The New York Post reported Sunday.

Hicks' runner-up, Katharine McPhee, has an album scheduled for release before the year's end while Kellie Pickler's album comes out Nov. 15 and Chris Daughtry's release date for his rock album is Nov. 21.

Season Two champ Ruben Studdard releases his third album Sept. 26, while runner-up Clay Aiken has a disc hitting stores next week.

Season-three winner Fantasia Barrino releases her second disc Oct. 17.

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