Nine days after the finale of Season 9's The Voice, after the applause has ended and after the finalists have all gone home, how have their music affected the Billboard Charts? Apparently, the public has not got over The Voice. Many are still streaming, downloading, and purchasing the music of the show's winner and contestants.
Winner Jordan Smith, according to Billboard, soars into the Artist 100's top 10 (14-6). He's up by 59 percent in activity, with digital song sales accounting for 96 percent of his total; album sales make up the rest. Smith is the third contestant from The Voice to reach the Artist 100's top 10 (dating to the list's July 2014 launch), and the highest-charting. Seventh-season runner-up Matt McAndrew hit No. 10 and eighth-season champ Sawyer Fredericks rose to No. 8.
Meanwhile, Emily Ann Roberts (94-27), Jeffery Austin (86-66) and Barret Baber (who re-enters at No. 84) also make sales-fueled gains.
Smith also holds the #1 and #2 position of Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart with "Mary Did You Know" locking in at #1. And at #2 is Smith's cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." Fellow contestant Jeffrey Austin is at #6 on the same chart with "O Holy Night."
Meanwhile on Billboard's country music's Hot Country Songs chart, Emily Ann Roberts' cover debuts at No. 4. Roberts performed the song on the show's season finale Dec. 14. Roberts' remake of "House" bows at No. 1 on Country Digital Songs with 83,000 downloads sold in the week ending Dec. 17.