Backstreet Boys’ “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” Reaches #1 On US iTunes Sales Chart

“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” rises to #1 on the US iTunes chart.

Backstreet Boys - Dont Go Breaking My Heart Cover | RCA

Earlier Thursday, Christina Aguilera’s new “Fall In Line (featuring Demi Lovato)” reached #1 on the US iTunes sales chart.

By 9:45AM ET, a different newcomer had reached the chart’s apex.

Backstreet Boys’ new single “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” now occupies the #1 position. “Fall In Line” follows at #2.

“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” represents the first career iTunes #1 for the group, which achieved its greatest success prior to the digital era.

Childish Gambino’s smash “This Is America,” which had ruled since May 6, now sits at #3. Sam Hunt’s new “Downtown’s Dead” is #4, while Kane Brown’s “Heaven” is #5.

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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