JORDAN SMITH SHATTERS RECORD FOR NEW ARTIST DEBUT IN 2016, BECOMES BEST-SELLING ARTIST IN THE VOICE HISTORY
SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL DEBUTS #2 ON BILLBOARD’S CHART, #1 iTUNES ALBUM CHART, #1 AMAZON ALBUM CHART
APPEARS ON THE TODAY SHOW & ELVIS DURAN AND THE MORNING SHOW
PERFORMING ON THE VOICE APRIL 13TH & RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS MAY 1st
New York, NY (March 28, 2016) – As his full-length debut Something Beautiful [LightWorkers Media/Republic Records] arrives at #2 on the Billboard Top 200, JORDAN SMITH has achieved the highest ranking on the chart by any winner of a television singing competition in almost 5 years. JORDAN also shatters the record for the highest album sales debut from a new artist in 2016 and also now claims the record for most first-week album sales for a winner of Emmy Award winning The Voice, making him the biggest selling artist to ever emerge from the show.
The Voice Season 9 victor and the show’s best-selling artist also reached #1 on iTunes Overall Top Albums Chart, iTunes Pop Albums Chart, and the Amazon Album Chart. With sales over 54,000 in the album’s debut week JORDAN SMITH’s made history yet again.
“We are honored and excited to celebrate the record breaking release week of Something Beautiful,” said Jim Roppo, EVP Marketing & Commerce for Republic Records. “Jordan Smith’s incredible voice, gentle nature and tireless work ethic are a potent combination. We at Republic Records are excited for this historic moment and the bright future ahead for this incredible artist."
“We are just thrilled for Jordan and the whole team to have this wonderful launch to his debut album,” said executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. “It is an honor to launch this together, and we know there will be many more great songs to come.”
To celebrate the album’s release last Friday, JORDAN returned home to his local Walmart store in Harlan, KY. He signed copies of Something Beautiful, and interacted with over 1,000 welcoming friends and fans.
Earlier this week, he appeared on NBC’s The Today Show. Taking the stage, he delivered show-stopping renditions of his new single “Stand In The Light” and the classic “Over The Rainbow”. In addition, he spoke about Something Beautiful in-depth on Elvis Duran and the Morning Show and stunned audiences with a beautiful performance of “Stand In The Light.” In case you missed it, take a listen HERE.
He’s confirmed to return to The Voice on April 13 for what’s bound to be another unforgettable display of his powerhouse voice. In addition, he’s lined up performances on Steve Harvey April 18th and The Tavis Smiley Show April 5th.
Next up, JORDAN takes the stage at the Radio Disney Music Awards on May 1 at 7pm broadcast on the Disney Channel. He’ll be performing “Stand In The Light” during the “Heroes for Change” segment.
ABOUT JORDAN SMITH:
JORDAN SMITH’s much anticipated debut album, Something Beautiful [LightWorkers Media/Republic Records], is available now everywhere. Throughout the album, his undeniable delivery and instantly recognizable range drives both original songs and cover tracks produced by legends such as Grammy Award winning producer David Foster [Céline Dion, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban] and modern hit maker Stephan Moccio[The Weeknd, Ellie Goulding, Miley Cyrus].
The 22-year-old from Harlan, KY, JORDAN SMITH stands out as the highest-selling artist to ever emerge from NBC’s EMMY AWARD®-winning The Voice. In less than six months, he sold over 1 million singles and made Voice history by landing eight songs in the iTunes Top 10—the first artist from any season to hit the iTunes Top 10 every single week of the Live Rounds. Of the eight songs that went Top 10 on iTunes, six hit Top 3, and three captured #1 on iTunes, all of which knocked Adele off the top spot!
Something Beautiful Tracklisting:
1. Over the Rainbow
2. Stand in the Light
3. You Are So Beautiful
6. And So it Goes
7. Amazing Grace
8. I Got To Be Me
10. What Now
11. Ain't Got Far to Go
12. Beautiful Things
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ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, Republic is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Keith Richards, Nickelback, Of Monsters and Men, Seth MacFarlane, The Weeknd, Zendaya, among many others. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Cash Money (Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj), John Varvatos Records (Zac Brown Band), Lava Records (Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), Casablanca Records (Stromae, Tïesto), NBC's The Voice, School Boy Records (PSY, Sheppard), among others. In addition, Republic maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Label Group which is comprised of Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line) and Dot Records (Maddie + Tae).
About LightWorkers Media
Celebrated Emmy-nominated actress and producer Roma Downey launched LightWorkers Media (LWM) in 2011 along with her husband award winning producer Mark Burnett . LightWorkers recently became a division of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM), with Downey as the President of the division. LWM was launched with the children's DVD and book series " Little Angels" and its companion " Little Angels Storybook Bible". They have produced the ten-hour hit miniseries "The Bible" which was seen in the USA by 100 million people and was one of the fastest selling TV-to-Disc titles ever and was nominated for three Emmy awards. Additionally LWM produced the series "A.D." a sequel to "The Bible" series for NBC, "The Women of the Bible" for LIFETIME, "The Dovekeepers" for CBS, "Answered Prayers" for TLC, the feature films " Little Boy" for Open Road Films and "Woodlawn" for Pure Flix. They are currently developing a series based on the best selling Baxter Family novels, producing a new series for NASCAR as well as producing the epic feature film "Ben-Hur," a reimagining of the classic story with MGM and Paramount. They most recently formed a partnership with Republic Records to release "The Voice" Season 9 victor and the show's best-selling artist Jordan Smith's new album "Something Beautiful"