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Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” Debuted With 276.8K Sales; “WDYM” Total Now 1.106M

Justin Bieber [Andrew Lipovsky/NBC]

Unable to contend with Adele’s monstrous, record-breaking “Hello,” Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” still posted a strong opening week sales total.

According to Nielsen Music, “Sorry” sold 276,827 paid US downloads during the October 23-29 tracking week.

The tally earns “Sorry” the #2 position on the weekly Digital Songs chart. Only Adele’s “Hello,” which sold 1.112 million, claims a higher position.

The strong sales total also contributes heavily to the song’s #2 position on the all-encompassing Billboard Hot 100 chart.

— Bieber’s previous single “What Do You Mean?” also fared solidly within the October 23-29 tracking week. Nielsen Music confirms a weekly sales total of 72,214 (#7 on Digital Songs).

Up 5% from the previous week’s mark, the tally results in a new cumulative US total of 1,106,495.

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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