*Just one week after the season 12 finale of “American Idol,” winner Candice Glover debuts on eight different charts with her coronation song, “I Am Beautiful.”
It’s already a top five hit in its first week on the charts, entering the R&B Digital Songs tally at No. 5. The song is also No. 6 on Heatseekers Songs, No. 8 on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs, No. 33 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, No. 39 on Hot Digital Songs, No. 40 on Hot Digital Tracks and No. 93 on the Hot 100.
Runner up Kree Harrison debuts on three charts with her first single, “All Cried Out.” It hits No. 22 on both Country Digital Songs and Heatseekers Songs, and is a new entry at No. 34 on Hot Country Songs.
Glover and Harrison are the 69th and 70th Idols to appear on the Billboard charts. Their simultaneous debuts keep the record intact that every winner and every runner-up has made the leap from the TV screen to the Billboard charts.
Among “Idol” winners, Glover is one of six appearing on the Billboard charts this week. The other five: Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery and Phillip Phillips.
Meanwhile, season five’s Paris Bennett has a blood relative on the Billboard charts this week. Her grandmother, Ann Nesby, is No. 30 on the Adult R&B chart with “Through With You.” Nesby has previously charted both on her own and as a member of Sounds of Blackness.