NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- JORDAN SMITH, The Voice Season 9 victor and the show's best-selling artist, will release his full-length debut album, Something Beautiful [LightWorkers Media/Republic Records], on Friday March 18, 2016 in stores and at all digital outlets.
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 8 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 all of iTunes. He is one of only two artists, alongside Cassadee Pope, to notch three #1's during the show's season.
JORDAN also revealed the cover art and tracklisting for Something Beautiful earlier this week—which you can check out below. This is the first record to be released under the new collaboration between LightWorkers Media and Republic Records.
Pre-order available NOW! Digital pre-order includes an instant download of the first single "Stand In The Light." Fans who pre-order the album on Jordan's website HERE, will also receive an official autographed Jordan Smith poster. Listen to and share JORDAN's brand new original song, produced by Grammy and Oscar nominated Stephan Moccio, "Stand In The Light" HERE!
"When you hear Jordan Smith's beautiful debut album Something Beautiful you will be transported." said executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. "These amazing song choices combined with his beautiful voice will take you on a heartfelt and hope filled emotional journey. It is our hope that you allow this special album from this extraordinary young man to wash over you and renew your spirit."
"We're honored to expand our relationship with Mark Burnett, Roma Downey, and LightWorkers Media," says Republic Records Executive Vice President / General Manager of West Coast, Tom Mackay. "We all recognize JORDAN SMITH's immense talent, presence, and charisma, and we're going to collectively ensure that unmistakable voice of his is heard everywhere."
"Stand In The Light" showcases JORDAN's powerhouse vocals with a thought-provoking verse and uplifting refrain. Throughout the album, his undeniable delivery and instantly recognizable range drive originals and covers 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].
"Every decade or so, a voice comes along that rises above the fray," David Foster praised JORDAN. "That stands alone in its greatness, its uniqueness and the heart-breaking sound that comes so effortlessly and brings millions of people to their knees in the first few seconds. Jordan Smith is in rare air where few have ever been."
In between finishing up the album, JORDAN recently delivered emotional and energizing performances at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. Jetting to San Francisco shortly after, he gave a poignant rendition of "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" on BET's Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, which aired before and after the big game.
Last month, JORDAN teamed with David Foster to give fans a breathtaking performance of "You Are So Beautiful" at the 2016 People's Choice Awards. JORDAN also gave a spectacular performance of the National Anthem at the NHL Winter Classic on New Year's Day and at the NFL's NFC Divisional Playoff Game.
JORDAN SMITH released a full-length album, Jordan Smith: The Complete Season 9 Collection, on iTunes one day after his win. Overnight, the album skyrocketed to the Top 5 on the iTunes Overall Album Chart and debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at #11. His take on Queen's "Somebody To Love" unseated Adele's "Hello" from #1 on iTunes Overall Top Songs chart in a matter of hours, moving 164 thousand-plus copies first week and clinching #1 on the Billboard Digital Songs Chart. The following week his performance of "Mary Did You Know" also shot up to the #1 spot on iTunes and topped SoundScan's Digital Songs Chart at #1, selling 161 thousand copies in the first week. "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" and "Hallelujah" went #1 on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs Chart, and he became "the first artist to replace himself at #1 on the chart." Jordan also holds the record on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs Chart for "the first act to own both the #1 and #2 titles concurrently" with "Mary Did You Know" and "Hallelujah".
Something Beautiful Tracklisting:
- Over the Rainbow
- Stand in the Light
- You Are So Beautiful
- And So it Goes
- Amazing Grace
- I Got To Be Me
- What Now
- Ain't Got Far to Go
- Beautiful Things
Something Beautiful Buy Link:
"Stand In The Light" Official Audio:
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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, Godsmack, Gotye, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Keith Richards, Nickelback, Of Monsters and Men, Seth MacFarlane, 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, XO (The Weeknd), 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, The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line, The Eli Young Band) 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 Media is a division of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) with Downey serving as 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 U.S. 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. Downey and Burnett serve as executive producers on the upcoming feature film Ben Hur from Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures.
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