The song debuted at #10 on the Hot 100 with 278,000 downloads sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was the second-best digital sales week ever for any "Idol" contestant, beaten only by Kelly Clarkson's "My Life Would Suck Without You
," which sold 280,000 downloads in its first week.
It was also the biggest sales week for any "Idol" winner's coronation single, overtaking David Cook's "The Time Of My Life
," which debuted with 236,000 in 2008.
It should be noted that both season two champion Ruben Studdard and runner-up Clay Aiken achieved higher debut week sales, but their numbers came through CDs. Studdard's coronation song "Flying Without Wings
" moved 286,000 units whilst Aiken's 2003 season-finale single "This Is The Night
" shifted 393,000 discs.