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One Direction’s “Diana” Flies Past Justin Bieber on iTunes Sales Chart

Justin Bieber’s latest “Music Mondays” song quickly shot to the top of the iTunes Single Sales chart, but thanks to a new release from a formidable foe, it did not stay there long.

“Diana,” the latest promotional release from boy band One Direction, exploded past Bieber’s new “PYD” to reach the apex of iTunes’ chart by Monday afternoon.

At press time, sales for “Diana” were outpacing those of the Bieber song by a ratio of almost five-to-one.

In surging to number one on the strength of monstrous sales, One Direction follows in the impressive footsteps of fellow “Midnight Memories” tracks “Best Song Ever” and “Story of My Life.” The album officially releases on November 25.

“PYD,” featuring R. Kelly, is the latest release under Bieber’s “Music Mondays” umbrella.

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.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]headlineplanet.com.

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