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Single Sales: Mumford & Sons’ “Believe” Debuts at #9, Jason Derulo’s “Want Me” at #19

Legitimately new to the market, the week’s top two Hot 100 entries relied heavily on opening week sales interest to make their marks.

For Mumford & Sons’ “Believe,” that sales interest manifested as 87,000 paid downloads during its first week of availability. That total earns “Believe” the #9 position on the Billboard Digital Songs subchart.

“Believe” opens at #31 on the all-encompassing Billboard Hot 100.

Jason Derulo’s “Want to Want Me,” meanwhile, starts at #19 on Digital Songs. It claimed a first week sales total of 50,000.

With solid sales and impressive early airplay (28 million audience impressions, #44 on Radio Songs for the most recent tracking week) on its side, “Want to Want Me” scores the #45 position on this week’s Hot 100.

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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