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Jackie Evancho Tops Rihanna With Debut CD


Jackie Evancho's first release "O Holy Night" is an out-of-the-box winner

Season five runner-up Jackie Evancho sold more than 239,000 copies of her debut CD last week, coming in at #2 on the Billboard album chart — just ahead of mega superstar Rihanna.

The amazing out-of-the-box success of “O Holy Night” (which features two Christmas standards and two classical crossover pieces) also makes the 10 year-old soprano the youngest artist to ever crack the Top 10.

She beats out Michael Jackson, who topped the charts in 1970 – when he was 11.

Columbia Records chairman Steve Barnett was quick to sing the Jackie’s praises, issuing the following statement:  “Jackie Evancho is one of the purest and finest voices I’ve ever heard, and the initial response to her debut release has been phenomenal.”



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