Hicks Heads Straight To No. 1 On Hot 100
Season five "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks' "Do I Make You Proud" will debut on top of the Billboard Hot 100 to be published tomorrow (June 22) on Billboard.com. The silver-haired Alabama nativeSeason five "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks' "Do I Make You Proud" will debut on the top of the Billboard Hot 100 to be published tomorrow (June 22) on Billboard.com. The silver-haired Alabama native moved 190,000 physical singles and another 38,000 digital downloads of the track, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Three of the previous four "Idol" winners have also nabbed the top spot. Carrie Underwood's "Inside Your Heaven" sold a combined 169,000 in its first full week last year. Fantasia's "I Believe" moved 142,000 and Kelly Clarkson sold 236,000 of "A Moment Like This."
Season two runner-up Clay Aiken scored the No. 1 spot with "This Is the Night" with a whopping 393,000, staving off the winner Ruben Studdard's "Flying Without Wings" (286,000).
As previously reported, Hicks is currently recording for his 19 Recordings/Arista debut, which is slated for release this fall.
"I'm really excited," Hicks told Billboard.com. "There's gonna be some really, really great things on the album. I've got some secret stuff that I'm completely stoked about and I know everybody else will be, too."