The Voice's Brooke Simpson has the #1 song now on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart this week. Simpson's version of the hymn "Amazing Grace" was first performed on the show's Dec. 3 episode. The hymn starts with 25,000 downloads sold in the week ending Dec. 7, according to Nielsen Music.
This is Simpson's first Billboard chart entry but it is The Voice's eighth No. 1 on Hot Christian Songs, all of which have debuted at the summit. It's the first since Christian Cuevas' version of Israel & New Breed's "To Worship You I Live (Away)," which opened atop the chart dated Dec. 24, 2016.
Simpson is a singer from Hollister, North Carolina. She is 26 years old. Currently, she is living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She grew up on tribal grounds with 4,000 Native Americans, including most of her family. She discovered her love of music at age 7 when she started singing with her parents. They are full-time evangelists and would take trips every weekend in their RV to several churches to sing as a family, leading praise and worship.