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Update: Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” Returns to #1

Update 2: Following a brief drop to the #2 slot, Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” is back to #1 on the iTunes single sales chart. It overtook Lecrae’s “All I Need is You” late Tuesday morning.

Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” also charged past the Lecrae song, which leaves “All I Need is You” in the #3 position. Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj’s “Bang Bang” is #4.

Update: It turns out there was another song in the mix.

While it seemed like Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” was at constant risk of losing its #1 iTunes spot to either her own (with Jessie J and Ariana Grande) “Bang Bang” or Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass,” that overview appearance left out another contender.

Lecrae’s “All I Need is You,” that contender, jumped to #1 on the iTunes overall single sales chart Tuesday morning. Included in the “Anomaly” pre-order, the song benefited from an initial spike that is unlikely to be sustained beyond the nearest of futures.

It does, however, mean that “Anaconda” slips, at least temporarily, to #2. “All About That Bass” follows at #3, while Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj are #4 with “Bang Bang.”

Wiz Khalifa’s “Promises” slides in at #5, besting Maroon 5’s #6 “Maps,” Sam Smith’s #7 “Stay With Me,” Alex and Sierra’s #8 “Just Kids,” MAGIC!’s #9 “Rude” and Jason Aldean’s “Burnin’ it Down.”

Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” has officially reached the #1 spot on iTunes’ single sales chart.

It accomplished the feat after about 24 hours of availability. “Bang Bang,” which is credited to the superstar collaboration of Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Minaj, slipped to number two to make room for “Anaconda.”

Insofar as “Bang Bang,” “Anaconda” and Meghan Trainor’s #3 “All About That Bass” are all moving at roughly the same pace, it is possible they will play hot potato with the #1 spot over the next few hours.

What will not change, however, is the fact that Minaj’s “Anaconda” did officially get to the top of the chart.

Other Top 10 songs on iTunes include Maroon 5’s “Maps” (#4), MAGIC!’s “Rude” (#5), Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” (#6), Jason Aldean’s “Burnin’ it Down” (#7), Sia’s “Chandelier” (#8), Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap” (#9) and Becky G’s “Shower” (#10).

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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