12 year old piano prodigy Joey Alexander has landed his first No. 1 on both the Jazz Albums and Traditional Jazz Albums Billboard charts for his debut 'My Favorite Things.'
12 year old Indonesian pianist Joey Alexander, who has wowed the jazz world with his stunning musicality and age defying technique, has reached a new peak as his album ‘My Favorite Things’ hit No. 59 on the Billboard 200 Chart. This is a broad chart that includes Adele’s ’25’ at No. 1 and sees Joey higher than Metallica.
This follows his profile on CBS’ 60 Minutes TV show, aired on January 3rd, creating a 3,563% surge in sales. It also lands Alexander his first No. 1 on both the Jazz Albums and Traditional Jazz Albums charts.
'My Favorite Things' is Alexander's debut album for Motema Music. Last year it was nominated for a GRAMMY in two categories: Instrumental Jazz Album and Best Improvised Jazz Solo. Joey is the youngest ever GRAMMY nominee in a jazz category.