"I Won’t Give Up," the new single from Jason Mraz, is quickly proving the first pop smash of the New Year.
One week from its release, the song debuted in the No. 1 slot on Billboard’s "Digital Songs" chart, with sales surpassing 225,000.
At iTunes alone, "I Won’t Give Up" has topped the retailer’s "Top Songs" and "Top Pop Songs" charts for the past week.
Released one week ago with little fanfare, no radio play or major broadcast visibility, reaction to the song has been nothing short of phenomenal.
The video spread lightning-fast online, gathering love and praise from Ellen DeGeneres, Rob Thomas, Perez Hilton, and Lady Antebellum, all of whom have taken to their Twitter feeds to tweet about the track. The lyric video has since surpassed 2.5 million individual views at Mraz’s official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdN5GyTl8K0.
"I Won’t Give Up" heralds the GRAMMY Award-winning tunesmith’s eagerly awaited new album, slated for release on May 8.
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