Ruben Studdard might have been crowned the winner during last evening's "American Idol" season finale, but so far Clay Aiken is proving to be the champion in the category that the show promoters really care about -- record sales.

A quick check of's latest CD sales rank figures (as of 11AM ET this morning) shows that while Ruben's Flying Without Wings/Superstar CD has been charging hard and closing ground on Clay's This Is The Night/On The Wings Of Love CD , Ruben's CD still ranks at #2 while Clay's CD remains at #1 for a sixth straight day.

As we reported on Monday, Clay's CD initially jumped out to an enormous lead for over Ruben's CD, with Clay's CD being ranked #1 overall as early as Saturday while Ruben languished at #240. While Clay has remained at #1 ever since, Ruben has steadily risen from #240 to #94 on Monday morning, to #40 on noontime Tuesday, and finally to #5 last evening before the finale aired.

Will Clay continue to hold off Ruben's sales charge? Or will Ruben take his rightful place atop the CD Sales List? Stay tuned...