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Mediabase, a music monitoring service, released a report analyzing the effect of the artists who have appeared on Fox Television's "American Idol" from the last eight seasons. Since its debut, "American Idol" has had a large impact on radio airplay. Four performers have achieved more than 1 million U.S. radio spins from 2002-2009. Acts from the show have received airplay at every major radio format from Top 40 to Urban, Country, AC and Rock.