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New Music: Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” Rides, Daughtry, Naya Rivera Debut

Britney Spears’ “Work Bitch” remains near the top of iTunes’ Single Sales chart, but as its furious wave of initial interest began to slow (it presently sits at fourth), a number of new, high-profile songs entered the fray Tuesday.

Leading said charge was Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse (featuring Juicy J).” With her current single “Roar” still dominating the airwaves, “Dark Horse” is unlikely to reign for too long, but its quick ascent into the upper portion of the charts–fifth on iTunes’ list after 24 hours of release–proves how powerful Perry is when it comes to moving singles.

Riding buzz from its music video release, Maejor Ali’s “Lolly (featuring Justin Bieber and Juicy J),” though not new to many music fans, made a big splash on the charts Tuesday. By the end of the day, it had already reached sixth on the iTunes chart.

Shortly after leaving “American Idol,” Chris Daughtry, with his new band Daughtry, became one of the show’s most radio-friendly, commercially-successful alumni. His strength at radio has cooled in recent years, but with the release of “Waiting for Superman,” he proves he still has fans.

Though its sales pace trailed that of the Perry song by roughly 65%, “Superman” still impressed by moving all the way to number fifteen.

“A Light that Never Comes,” Linkin Park’s release with Steve Aoki, rode a slightly slower pace into seventeenth by the end of Tuesday, besting Naya Rivera’s single “Sorry.” That song, the debut from the “Glee” actress, reached thirty by the end of its first day.

As far as holdovers go, Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” continues to reign atop the iTunes chart; Katy Perry’s “Roar” and Lorde’s “Royals” follow.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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