Imagine Dragons’ “Believer” Reaches #2 On iTunes Sales Chart After Billboard Awards

Sam Hunt’s song also enters the Top 5, while Julia Michaels’ “Issues” and Miley’s “Malibu” join the Top 10.

Imagine Dragons at the BBMA [John Shearer/Getty via ABC]

Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards ceremony has not spurred massive sales gains in the vein of, say, a big country music awards show, but it has helped several songs improve their positions.

Imagine Dragons’ “Believer,” for instance, is #2 on the US iTunes sales chart as of 9:20AM ET Monday morning.

The gain is owed to a potent combination of a discounted iTunes price point and a strong BBMA performance. Headline Planet called “Believer” the #3 performance of the night, beneath only Bruno Mars’ “Versace On The Floor” and Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On.”

Sam Hunt’s “Body Like A Back Road” is back in the Top 5 following the performance (at #5), while Julia Michaels’ (discounted) “Issues” (#6) and Miley Cyrus’ “Malibu” (#9) are back in the Top 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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