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Hot 100: Matt McAndrew’s “Wasted Love” Outranks Craig Wayne Boyd’s Song (Updated)

Craig Wayne Boyd won season seven of “The Voice,” but when it comes to debut position on the Hot 100, none of his singles outperformed runner-up Matt McAndrew’s “Wasted Love.”

“Wasted Love,” the Team Adam member’s original single, opens at #14 on the all-encompassing Hot 100. Fueled by an opening week sales count of 209,000, it is the highest-ranking new entry on the chart.

The highest mark ever achieved by a “The Voice” recording, it also bests the debut position of Craig Wayne Boyd’s “My Baby’s Got a Smile On Her Face” by a whopping twenty places.

That song, which opens at #1 on Hot Country Songs, starts at #34 on the overall Hot 100.

McAndrew is also represented on the chart by #83 song “Lost Stars (with Adam Levine).” None of Boyd’s other performances appears on the latest listing.

Other “Voice” releases that do:

Chris Jamison’s “Velvet” – #53
Chris Jamison’s “Lost Without U” – #63
Damien’s “Soldier” – #74

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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