Jordan Smith reaches No. 1 on iTunes chart

Jordan Smith reaches No. 1 on iTunes chart

November 17th, 2015 by Susan Pierce in Life Entertainment

Jordan Smith sings on "The Voice."

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Jordan Smith reached no. 1 on the iTunes top songs chart

Jordan Smith reached no. 1 on the iTunes...

Lee University student Jordan Smith was king of the iTunes singles chart Tuesday morning.

Smith's performance of the hymn "Great is Thy Faithfulness," which he sang on Monday night's episode of "The Voice," was ranked No. 1 as of Tuesday afternoon, ahead of Adele's "Hello" and Justin Bieber's "Sorry" and "Love Yourself."

Smith received a standing ovation and advanced Wednesday night to the top 11 singers.

Upon hearing Smith in rehearsal, Coach Adam Levine suggested a stripped-down production of the hymn that would put the emphasis on Smith's interpretation of the song.

Smith took his audience to church.

Seated at a piano wearing a black suit, lit only by a spotlight, Smith began the hymn a cappella before accompanying himself on the remainder of the number.

Levine ran onstage and hugged Smith at the conclusion of his performance.

"Coming off the weekend and the horrible things that happened in Paris, having a heavy heart the last few days thank you for that. That was beautiful," Coach Blake Shelton commented.

Coach Pharrell Williams encouraged viewers to go to iTunes and download the single. "I don't care about the vote. Go to iTunes right now and buy this song. That's it."

"Sometimes there's so much about the world that can be so confusing and sad," Levine said. "Then you come along and make us all feel there's a lot of hope. You just make us feel a sense of rejuvenation that you don't think you'll get to feel again."


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