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Katy Perry’s “Witness” Reaches #1 On US iTunes Sales Chart (Update)

New releases occupy the Top 8 slots on the US iTunes chart.

Katy Perry & Migos on SNL | Will Heath/NBC

Update: By 9:15AM ET Friday morning, some of the week’s new releases had shifted positions on the US iTunes sales chart.

Katy Perry’s “Witness” had not. It continues to occupy the #1 position.

Lady Antebellum’s “Heart Break” is now #2, while SZA’s “Ctrl” is #3. Rise Against’s “Wolves” (#4) and Hillsong UNITED’s “Wonder” (#5) occupy the remaining Top 5 positions.

G-Dragon’s “Kwon Ji Yong” EP follows at #6, ahead of Avriel & The Sequoias’ “Sage And Stone” EP (#7) and the “Anastasia” cast recording (#8). Ed Sheeran’s “Divide” (#9) and Phoenix’s “Ti Amo” (#10) complete the Top 10.

Katy Perry’s “Witness,” which launched late Thursday night, quickly (and predictably) rocketed up the US iTunes sales chart.

It is #1 on the listing as of press 1:15AM ET.

“Witness” is not, however, the only newcomer with a strong chart positions. New releases actually occupy the Top 6 slots on the all-genre album chart.

G-Dragon’s “Kwon Ji Yong” EP follows at #2, while Lady Antebellum’s “Heart Break” holds the #3 spot. Hillsong UNITED’s “Wonder” and Rise Against’s “Wolves” respectively follow at #4 and #5; SZA’s “Ctrl” is #6.

Ed Sheeran’s “Divide,” the highest-ranking holdover album, is #7 on the chart. Avriel & The Sequoias new “Sage And Stone” EP (#8), the new “Anastasia” cast recording (#9) and Halsey’s “hopeless fountain kingdom” (#10) complete 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.

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