Last year's "The Voice" winner Cassadee Pope is experiencing some big success on Billboard's Hot 100 with her first post-show single, "Wasting All These Tears." The country-pop tune leaps to no. 58 this week on the all-genre chart, Billboard reported on Thursday.
Pope first burst onto the music scene in 2008 as the lead singer of pop-rock group Hey Monday. The band toured with the likes of Fall Out Boy and All Time Low for a few years. In 2012, she decided to pursue a solo career which really got off the ground following her win on season 3 of "The Voice." She was coached by Blake Shelton who inspired her to embrace her country roots on the show and later on her debut album "Frame By Frame."
It is one thing to win a singing competition and another to find some success afterword. Pope is shaping up to be the biggest star to come from "The Voice" with her debut single "Wasting All These Tears." The breakup ballad first appeared on the Hot 100 chart in June where it peaked at no. 37 (the second biggest debut of the week behind Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop"). It fell off the chart afterword but soon found a second wind. "Tears" re-entered the Hot 100 at no. 90 on September 19 and it leaped back up to no. 59 this week, jumping 17 spots from last week. As of press time, Pope's single sits in the top 40 of iTunes' music chart and has sold over 447,000 copies so far. She is on track to best her original peak on the Hot 100.
“Wasting All These Tears” opens amidst turbulent production as Pope sings about struggling to cope following a bad breakup. When the chorus hits, she reclaims her life with a powerful performance. “Finally I'm through wasting all these tears on you,” she belts over twangy guitars and heavy drums. Her past rock sound is now outfitted with elements of country. Pope is engaging as storyteller in the music video, which has been viewed over 3.1 million times on YouTube.
Pope's debut solo album "Frame By Frame" was released on October 8. The record debuted at no. 1 on Billboard's country albums chart this week and at no. 9 on the all-genre tally.
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