Craig Wayne Boyd, the seventh-season winner of NBC's "The Voice," rockets onto Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart at No. 1 with his coronation single "My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face." It's just the second No. 1 launch in the chart's 56-year history.
Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week, extending her longest stay at No. 1 of her three career leaders. Meanwhile, Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars, keeps making a play for the summit, taking over atop the Digital Songs chart.
Pentatonix gets an early Christmas gift, as their album That’s Christmas To Me surpassed 1 million in total sales in the week ending Dec. 21. With another 203,000 sold, its cumulative total now stands at 1.02 million.
Before his death Monday (Dec. 22) at age 70, Joe Cocker charted 19 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including familiar recordings like 1968's cover of the Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends," which later became the theme song for the hit 1980s TV show 'The Wonder Years.' Cocker topped the Hot 100 with the 1982 single "Up Where We Belong," with Jennifer Warnes, from the film 'An Officer and a Gentleman.'