American Idol season 16 alum Gabby Barrett continues to break even MORE chart records with her smash country song “I Hope.”
The 2X PLATINUM #1 debut single broke through The Billboard Hot 100 Chart’s Top 10 this week. In a record-making development, the new achievement makes Gabby the first female artist to chart this high with a song unaccompanied by any other artists that also charted on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart since 2012 (Taylor Swift, with “Red”), the first woman to claim both the #1 spot on Hot Country Songs and a Hot 100 Top 10 in 45 years, and the first artist overall with a debut single to achieve both the #1 and the Top 10 crown since Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise.” After reigning atop Hot Country Songs for five consecutive weeks, the song is still 2020’s #1 streamed Country song.
Previously, the country singer’s hit officially reached the No.1 spot on Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart, after 64 weeks.
As a result, Gabby became the first female to top the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart with a debut solo single since 2006 when her mentor, American Idol season 4 winner Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus, Take the Wheel” reached No.1.
“I Hope” is featured on Gabby’s recent Goldmine EP, released back in June. Additionally, she and her husband, fellow American Idol alum Cade Foehner, announced they are expecting a baby girl early next year.