Coming in at number two is Jackie Evancho, runner up from September’s “America’s Got Talent”. Jackie, who captured the hearts of America with her vocal prodigy performances, beat out Michael Jackson’s reign as being the youngest star on the Billboard charts when he set the record at the age of eleven.
“O Holy Night”, performed by Evancho rated number two in sales on the popular Billboard list. Other young talents who topped the charts include Zac Hanson of “Hanson” at age 11, Stevie wonder, LeAnn rimes and Miley Cyrus all thirteen.
In the fashion of Charlotte Church and Hayley Westenra, age 13 and 17 respectively; Evancho has a “classical crossover” style. Her “O Holy Night” is a four-song EP which consists of two Christmas songs and two classical pieces. “Pie Jesu” which Evancho performed on “America’s Got Talent” and “Oprah”.
The Pittsburgh native first charted last summer with “Prelude To a Dream” which peaked at #121. The independently recorded attempt was pulled. Columbia Records is now hosting the young singer. Willow Smith, daughter of Will Smith, also ten has landed on the charts at the age of ten with her single “Whip My Hair” which reached #11. SOURCE