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Season 9 'American Idol' winner, Lee DeWyze, kick-started his career before winning, but like many other 'Idols,' he didn't get notoriety until after the show. DeWyze captured the win over fan favorite, Crytal Bowersox. DeWyze won male reality star at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards.
After his 'American Idol' win, DeDwyze received a recording contract and released the album 'Live It Up' in November 2010. It entered the U.S. chart at No. 19 - the lowest debut for any 'American Idol' winner. The record label RCA Records dropped DeWyze in October 2011. The singer continues to be managed by 19 Entertainment.
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