Season 4 Voice winner Danielle Bradbery cracked the top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart this week.
And that’s in spite of the fact that the songs include on her Voice compilation album were already available for download as singles.
Danielle, of course, was named winner of The Voice last Tuesday.
The same day, a compilation album of the songs she performed on the show was released on iTunes.
The album immediately shot to near the top of the iTunes download chart and landed at 19 on the weekly top 200 albums chart announced this week.
On the country chart, the album was the week’s sixth best in terms of sales.
What’s more, two of the songs Danielle performed last week — “Born to Fly” and “Maybe It Was Memphis” — cracked Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart.
As for the future, Danielle already has a recording contract in hand, having signed with Big Machine Records, the same label where Taylor Swift and Season 3 Voice champ Cassadee Pope reside.
Danielle sang mostly traditional country music on The Voice, but told the cast of Today that she’s probably leaning more toward pop-country on her debut album.
She appeared on Today last Friday and, as a surprise, was presented a new guitar by country star Hunter Hayes, who she sang with on The Voice season finale.
Oh, if you’re wondering: Michelle Chamuel’s compilation album hit the Billboard 200 at number 57 and The Swon Brothers landed at number 65.
In other Billboard chart news:
* Mandisa’s new single, “Overcomer,” hasn’t even been released for download and its already number 18 on the Christian singles chart, moving up another six spots this week.
* Phillip Phillips’ “Gone, Gone, Gone” keeps slowly climbing, climbing, climbing on the charts. It’s now number three on the rock songs chart, number three on the adult pop songs chart and has cracked the top 40 on the Hot 100.
* Kelly Clarkson’s “People Like Us” hit the top of the dance/club play chart last week. This week, the song topples all the way to number six, displaced at the top by Demi Lovato’s “Heart Attack.”
Now, here’s a rundown of former American Idol contestants on the music charts this week.