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Iam Tongi scores an Apple Music hit for American Idol


Iam Tongi is proving all those cheers he’s been hearing on American Idol can translate into success on the music charts.

The Top 3 on American Idol released winner’s singles at midnight eastern time Friday.

Within two hours, Iam had broken into the Top 100 on Apple Music’s singles chart.

As of 9 a.m. eastern time Friday, his new song “I’ll Be Seeing You,” was sitting at number 11 on that chart.

It was also number one on the site’s rock songs chart.

The other two members of the Top 3 had cracked the singles chart as well.

Colin Stough’s “I Still Talk to Jesus” had climbed to number 32 on Apple Music’s Top 200 as of 9 a.m.

It had jumped all the way to number 12 on the site’s country singles chart.

And Megan Danielle’s “Dream Girl” was sitting at number 77 on the Apple Music overall singles chart.

It was number 77 on the country songs chart.

5 p.m. update: Iam is all the way up to number six on the Top 200 singles chart and still sitting at number one on the rock chart.

Colin’s single has taken off on the charts, soaring to number 12 overall and number five on the country chart. Megan’s had made big leaps as well, climbing to 43 overall and 14 on the country chart.

Sunday, 12:01 a.m. update: Iam Tongi’s single is still number 7 on the Top 200, while Colin checks in at 15 and Megan at 78. Iam has been bumped down to number two on the rock singles chart. Colin and Megan are at five and 19, respectively, on the country singles chart.

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Iam Tongi wins American Idol
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Two things to keep in mind. Among the genre charts, the rock chart is much easier to climb than the country chart.

And Iam’s from Hawaii, where these singles were released at 6 p.m., not midnight.

But he’s also winning the popularity battle on YouTube, and by a very wide margin.

“I’ll Be Seeing You” had been streamed 31,000 times on the site as of 9 a.m.

That’s compared to 2,100 steams of Colin’s new single and 1,000 for Danielle.

5 p.m. update: Iam still leads by a hefty number here: 59,000 steams on YouTube compared to 5,100 for Colin and 4,800 for Megan.

Visualizers have also been dropped on YouTube. Again, Iam leads with 17,000 views of his compared to 3,400 for Colin and 1,700 for Megan.

Here are those new songs. Give Megan’s a listen. It’s very, very good.

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  1. Sandra May 20, 2023 at 7:34 am -  Reply

    I think Megan Danielle s got them beat on the singles on Apple

  2. Marilyn Blackwell May 20, 2023 at 4:30 pm -  Reply

    Iam stole my heart the first time I saw him. He is such a precious young man and his voice sends shivers down my spine. I love listening to his songs! I wish him the best of luck!

    • Dee May 24, 2023 at 1:13 pm -  Reply

      He’s such a kind soul..I hope GOD looks over him and keeps him in his arms and keeps him safe and a loving person..

  3. linda ripley May 21, 2023 at 7:04 am -  Reply

    im hoping for a 3 way tie their good

    • John May 24, 2023 at 4:46 pm -  Reply

      Awesome job Megan Danielle love the new song

  4. Melissa Lytle May 21, 2023 at 9:20 am -  Reply

    I love Megan’s song. It really tells her story.

  5. Diane Indelicato May 21, 2023 at 10:16 am -  Reply

    Iam you’ve come a long way from that first show. Much more confident and you have grown in knowledge. I believe you will win . but if by outside chance you don’t, you already have. Your father would be so proud of you and you have a great future ahead of you stay humble and never forget were you come from. all the blessings for your life to come.

  6. rebecca blough May 21, 2023 at 12:10 pm -  Reply

    megans got them beat! song sounds great!

  7. Sulesa V Pei May 21, 2023 at 5:28 pm -  Reply

    All 3 did an amazing job! I wish them all the best in their singing careers because if they stick to they talent they will go far. But my heart has always been with Iam Tongi 🫶🏽🫶🏽

  8. Sulesa V Pei May 21, 2023 at 5:33 pm -  Reply

    They all did an amazing job on their first singles. They’re all very talented with their own style. My heart has always been with Iam Tongi and remains there. God bless you all!!

  9. Nina May 22, 2023 at 10:53 pm -  Reply

    Colin did an amazing job love him❤️

  10. Whitney Horne May 23, 2023 at 10:16 am -  Reply

    Ummm Collin songs No Doubt #1 and hello he’s precious he’s not trying to be anything but himself. The boy doesn’t even know how good he is ❤️ so sweet so innocent! Never change Collin, Never loose that… Always stay true to yourself and your gonna go far ❤️ Love the Song! Loved you from the Beginning!!!

  11. Edna May 23, 2023 at 10:12 pm -  Reply

    IAM was a healer of all! A great human and sang to you very soul!

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