Perhaps The Voice isn’t as powerful of an entity as we thought. Season 1 champ Javier Colon built up a lot a hype after crooning on stage for Xtina, Adam Levine, and Cee-Lo Green, but has he been able to connect with the music buying public? According to the Billboard charts, the answer is no.
Colon’s Come Through For You ranked #134 when it hit the album charts this week, selling less than 10,000 copies. That’s a far cry from the numbers pulled by the year’s other reality TV crooner, Scotty McCreery. The newest American Idol champ hit #1 with his debut, Clear As Day.
And it’s not like Javier hasn’t been trying to build buzz. The Dominican-American singer has been making appearances on shows like Showbiz Tonight and The Playboy Club to help get the word out.
By Michael Lopez