‘The Voice’: 5 Contestants With a No. 1 Song on iTunes
The Voice has had many successful contestants dominate the iTunes charts. Sometimes that has been able to boost their chances of taking it all. Other times it has been able to predict who would be able to have a successful career after the show. So who was able to knock fellow contestants and huge pop stars down on iTunes? These five contestants are able to say they were No. 1 at some point.
1. Cassadee Pope
The Season 3 winner went on to having a successful country singing career. But before that she made it to No. 1 on the iTunes chart with “Over You” which she co-wrote with Blake Shelton. The remarkable thing is that while doing so she knocked down Psy’s viral “Gangnam Style” to No. 2.
That’s a pretty big feat considering the 2012 hit reached one billion views on YouTube and got a Guinness World Record for being the most liked video on YouTube. Also, it topped charts in more than 30 countries. Since the show she has kept up her good streak with her song, “Wasting All These Tears,” which made it to No. 7 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs.
2. Adam Wakefield
The last man standing for team Blake has been staying strong. The Season 10 contestant hit No. 1 on the country chart with his performance of “I’m Sorry” on May 16. He was able to beat fellow contestant, Mary Sarah, who sang “I Told You So” that day and came in at No. 2.
3. Laith Al-Saadi
The remaining member for team Adam has been killing it on the charts. The Season 10 contestant has been dominating the Blues iTunes charts. His performances of “One and Only,” “The Thrill is Gone,” and “Born Under a Bad Sign” are the top three songs on the chart. No other contestant from the show is on the chart, and legend Etta James’s “At Last” is trailing behind him at No. 4.
4. Tessanne Chin
The reggae star and Season 5 winner was one of few to be able to top the charts. Her performance of “Bridge over Troubled Water” for the semi-finals went to No. 1 on iTunes. She was the first to make it to the top of the charts at the end of the voting window for the season. She also hit No. 1 with “I Have Nothing” while her performance of “Let It Be” with Adam Levine was at No. 4.
5. Jordan Smith
The Season 9 winner was the first to make it to No. 1 on iTunes pop songs list. The song that took him to the top was “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” which was able to top Adele’s “Hello.” The church choir singer was able to take down the popular powerhouse again with his performance of “Somebody to Love,” which went No. 1 and knocked “Hello” down to No. 2 again.
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