Of course, there are plenty of people in the music industry who love Jackie's voice: Billboard named Jackie #5 on its 21 Under 21 musicians list, and she has received glowing reviews from Tim Janis, Simon Cowell, David Foster, the Wall Street Journal, Allmusic, Salt Lake City Tribune, 20/20, USA Today, Antony Walker (of Pittsburgh Opera), Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Claudia Benack, The Los Angeles Times and others, and invitations to sing at events like the National Tree Lighting.
This is a nice interview that was included today in the Tribune's local papers. The 3 million figure is rather misleading, though. Jackie has sold over 2.1 million albums in the U.S. I guess they mean that once you are over 2 million, you are "on track" to sell 3 million. LOL. But, currently, Jackie is only selling about 5,000 albums total each week in the U.S., and all of her albums have fallen off the Billboard 200. There is nothing wrong with this - "Dream With Me" was on the Billboard 200 for 30 consecutive weeks, which is really good. It is also still charting in Japan's top 200. I would guesstimate Jackie's total foreign sales as over 300,000 currently, including Canada, but it could be more like 500,000. Any time that Jackie does a new appearance on national TV, sales will rise a bit. But she will need to release a new album to reach 3 million in the U.S. It is possible that she will reach 3 million worldwide on these three albums, especially if she does a European tour and/or and Asian/Australasian tour.
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victoriarowell Victoria Rowell GPB.org thank you for bringing us prodigy opera singer, Jackie Evancho Extraordinary voice at 11 yrs old. 44 minutes ago
I wish that the bashing of voice teachers on the Jackie forums would stop. I think there are major misunderstandings here, and that it hurts Jackie for people to broadly criticize the profession. Jackie has had a lot more voice coaching than is generally known, and it limits her for her fans to disparage that. I really think that this voice-teacher bashing could hurt Jackie in several ways that I would rather not be too specific about on public forums. I urge all Jackie fans to refrain from this criticism of a very noble profession.