Katharine McPhee discography

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Katharine McPhee discography
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McPhee at the National Memorial Day Concert in Washington, D.C. on May 24, 2009.
Studio albums 4
Music videos 9
Singles 9

The discography of Katharine McPhee consists of four studio albums, nine singles, nine music videos, and other miscellaneous songs and albums.


Studio album[edit]

Year Album details Peak positions (Billboard) Sales
2007 Katharine McPhee 2 2
  • US: 381,000[1]
2010 Unbroken
  • Released: January 5, 2010
  • Label: Verve Forecast
  • Format: CD, digital download
27 25
  • US: 45,000[2]
Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You
  • Released: October 12, 2010
  • Label: Verve Forecast
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • US: 23,000[2]
2015 Hysteria
  • Released: September 18, 2015
  • Label: eOne Records
  • Format: CD, digital download

Appearance in other albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak positions (Billboard) sales
2012 The Music of Smash 9 1 35 * US: 112,000[3]
2013 Bombshell 43 [5] 3 * US: 26,000[6][7]


Year Single Peak chart positions (Billboard) RIAA cert Sales Album
2006 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" 12 12 131,000[9] non-album singles
"My Destiny" 60 42 98,000[8]
"Think" 121 90 21,000[10] American Idol Season 5: Encores
2007 "Over It" 29 23 25 Gold 645,000[11] Katharine McPhee
"Love Story" 92,000[11]
2009 "Had It All" 22 29,000[12] Unbroken
"I'll Be Home For Christmas" 3,000[13] I'll Be Home For Christmas - Single
2010 "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (featuring Chris Botti) 16 Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You
2015 "Lick My Lips" Hysteria

Promotional singles[edit]

These songs charted from unsolicited airplay and/or sales on Billboard charts.

Year Single Sales Album
2009 "Say Goodbye" 7,000[14] Unbroken
"Lifetime" 5,000[12]
"How" 9,000[12]
2010 "Terrified" (featuring Zachary Levi) Terrified (featuring Zachary Levi) - Single

Miscellaneous songs[edit]

  • Sales numbers under Sales column for songs are for digital sales only
  • unk - Sales unknown
  • n/a - Not applicable (not released for sale as a digital single under that album)

Charted songs[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions (Billboard) Sales Album
US Dance Club
2010 "We Are the World: 25 for Haiti" (Artists for Haiti) 2[15] 8[16] 17 580,000[17] Non-album single
2012 "Touch Me" 4 18,000[18] The Music of Smash (soundtrack)

Other songs[edit]

Year Song Sales Album
2006 "Can't Help Falling in Love" (with Andrea Bocelli) N/A Under the Desert Sky
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" J.C. Penney Jam: Concert for America's Kids
"Somos Novios" (with Andrea Bocelli)
2007 "Better Off Alone" 34,000[11] Katharine McPhee
"O Come All Ye Faithful" 19,000[19] O Come All Ye Faithful - Single
2008 "Real Love" (with Elliott Yamin) 8,000[19] Randy Jackson's Music Club, Vol. 1
"I Will Be There With You" N/A Promotional song for Japan Airlines
"I Know What Boys Like" 9,000[20] I Know What Boys Like - Single
"Connected" 5,000[20] Barbie and the Diamond Castle Original Movie Soundtrack
"Let Your Heart Sing" Unknown Tinker Bell Original Movie Soundtrack
"The Prayer" (with Andrea Bocelli) Hit Man: David Foster & Friends
2009 "I've Got You Under My Skin" Chris Botti In Boston
2010 "Terrified" (with Jason Reeves) 41,000[21] Unbroken
"You Are" N/A UNCF's An Evening of Stars with Lionel Richie
2011 "Seems Like Yesterday" Unknown Peace, Love & Misunderstanding soundtrack
2012 "Beautiful" 15,000[22] Smash cast (single)
"Let Me Be Your Star" (with Megan Hilty) 48,000[23]
"Call Me" Unknown
"The 20th Century Fox Mambo"
"Redneck Woman"
"It's a Man's Man's Man's World"
"Cheers (Drink to That)" (with Megan Hilty)
"Never Give All the Heart"
"A Thousand and One Nights" (with Raza Jaffrey)
"Smash!" (with Megan Hilty)
"Don't Forget Me"
"Shake It Out" The Music of Smash
"Brighter Than the Sun"
"Our Day Will Come"
2013 "Cut, Print...Moving On" Bombshell
"Our Little Secret" (with Julian Ovenden)
"Public Relations" (with Christian Borle)
"On Broadway" (with Jennifer Hudson) Smash cast (single)
"Caught in the Storm"
"Good For You"
"Some Boys"
"This Will Be Our Year" (with Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus, and Krysta Rodriguez)
"Heart Shaped Wreckage" (with Jeremy Jordan) 11,000[24]
"Rewrite This Story" (with Jeremy Jordan) Unknown
"I Heard Your Voice In a Dream" (with Jeremy Jordan) 10,000[25]
"Original" unk
"That's Life" (with Megan Hilty) 12,000[26]
"Don't Let Me Know" (with Jeremy Jordan) Unknown
"The Goodbye Song" (with Jeremy Jordan and Krysta Rodriguez)
"I'm Not Sorry" (with Mara Davi)
"Under Pressure" (with Jeremy Jordan, Leslie Odom, Jr, Krysta Rodriguez, Christian Borle, Debra Messing, Megan Hilty, Jack Davenport, Anjelica Huston) Smash: The Complete Season 2
"Would I Lie to You?" (with Megan Hilty)
"Broadway, Here I Come!" (with Jeremy Jordan, Leslie Odom, Jr and Krysta Rodriguez)
"Big Finish" (with Megan Hilty)

Songwriter credits[edit]

Year Song Artist Album
2010 "Love's Never Leavin'" (co-written with Richard Marx) Chelsea Field non-album single
2012 "Beautiful Stranger" (co-written with David and Shauna Jackson) Maila Gibson You May Not Kiss the Bride (soundtrack)

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director
2007 "Over It" Liz Friedlander
"Love Story" Marcus Raboy
2008 "Connected" (for Barbie and the Diamond Castle)
2009 "Had It All" Cyril Guyot
2010 "We Are the World: 25 for Haiti" featuring Artists for Haiti Paul Haggis
"Terrified" (featuring Zachary Levi) Judson Pearce Morgan
"Say Goodbye"
"It's Not Christmas Without You"
2012 "Beautiful" (for Smash)
2015 "Lick My Lips" Diane Martel


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  2. ^ a b Idol Chatter 01-19-2011 (9th comment in comments section by IC staffer Brian Mansfield) "Plenty of room for new Idols on the sales chart"
  3. ^ Mansfield, Brian (2012-06-27). "'Idol' album sales: Underwood, Clarkson, more". Idol Chatter. USA Today. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.target.com/p/soundtrack-smash-2-bombshell-deluxe-exclusive-only-at-target/-/A-14426304#prodSlot=medium_1_3&term=Bombshell
  5. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/305558/katharine+mcphee/chart?f=305
  6. ^ Mansfield, Brian (2013-03-06). "'Idol' sales report: Underwood, Phillips, Clarkson, etc.". Idol Chatter. USAToday. Retrieved March 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ Bronson, Fred (2013-02-02). "'American Idol' on the Charts: Katharine McPhee Makes 'Smash' Return; Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood See Grammy Bumps". Idol Worship. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Idol Chatter 06-04-2009
  9. ^ Idol Chatter 05-29-2007
  10. ^ USA Today. May 7, 2010 https://web.archive.org/web/20081004223920/http://blogs.usatoday.com/idolchatter/2006/08/idol_season_5_d.html. Archived from the original on October 4, 2008. Retrieved May 7, 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ a b c Idol Chatter USAToday.com 02-18-2010 "Bonus Soundscan numbers: Katharine McPhee, Jordin Sparks, and more"
  12. ^ a b c Yahoo Music Blogs, Paul Grein's Chart Watch: Week Ending Aug 8, 2010: Taylor Swift Returns; Comments section, Comment #24 (by Paul Grein)
  13. ^ Idol Chatter 01-09-2010 "Bonus Idol Sales Numbers from David Cook, Katharine McPhee, etc"
  14. ^ Idol Chatter 09-23-2009
  15. ^ Billboard.com "We Are the World returns to the upper reaches of the Hot 100"
  16. ^ "February 27, 2010". Billboard.com. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-02-19. 
  17. ^ Idol Chatter 03-10-2010 "Idol track sales: Kris Allen passes a million; Danny Gokey, John Legend see huge gains"
  18. ^ Idol Chatter USAToday.com 05-09-2012 "Kelly Clarkson hits 3 million for 'Stronger' single"
  19. ^ a b Idol Chatter 07-02-2008
  20. ^ a b Idol Chatter 11-26-2008
  21. ^ Idol Chatter USAToday.com 03-03-2010 "Kris Allen's 'Let It Be' debuts with 46k downloads"
  22. ^ Idol Chatter USAToday.com 02-15-2012 "'Stronger single gets Kelly Clarkson a million downloads"
  23. ^ Variety " http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118052405?refcatid=14&printerfriendly=true".  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  24. ^ Idol Chatter USAToday.com 03-20-2013 "Phillip Phillips' 'Idol' return means big sales boost"
  25. ^ Idol Chatter, USAToday.com, 04-03-2013, "http://www.usatoday.com/story/idolchatter/2013/04/03/american-idol-sales-albums-downloads-colton-dixon/2049301/"
  26. ^ Idol Chatter, USAToday.com, 05-01-2013, "Fantasia album debuts at No. 1 R&B, No. 2 Billboard 200"