Jordan Smith showed the world his musical gift in 2015 when he became the “Best-selling artist in the history of The Voice” and the winner of Season 9. Now, he shares his message through the songs on his 2016 debut album for Republic Records/LightWorkers Records—Something Beautiful and recent release Only Love.
“It’s extremely important for me to let everyone know it’s OK to be different,” he affirms. “I feel like it’s taken a long time for me to love different parts of myself. The world is hurting and searching, because we think there are flawed parts of who we are. It’s important to accept yourself and have confidence, and then you can love others.”
Jordan’s honesty made history. Not only did he cement himself as The Voice’s biggest seller, moving 1.5 million singles in 6 months, but he launched 8 songs to the Top 10 of iTunes— the first artist from any season to hit the iTunes Top 10 every single week of the Live Rounds. He also became “one of two The Voice artists to notch three #1s during the show’s season.” Meanwhile, he’s “the first act to own both the #1 and #2 titles concurrently on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs Chart.” The singer and performer has certainly come a long way from his native Harlan, Kentucky.