Jordan Smith, one of the top 11 contestants on NBC's The Voice, vaults in atop Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart (dated Dec. 5) with his cover of Christian band Selah's "Great Is Thy Faithfulness." The bow is almost fully driven by its concurrent No. 1 debut on Christian Digital Songs, thanks to its 138,000 downloads sold in the week ending Nov. 19, according to Nielsen Music.
The last No. 1 entrance on Hot Christian Songs before "Faithfulness"? Prior Voice finalist Meghan Linsey's version of "Amazing Grace" (May 23).
Smith's "Faithfulness" also blasts onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 30. He first hit the Hot 100 a week earlier, when his version of Beyonce's "Halo" entered at No. 88.