Brett Young’s “Mercy” Flies Into Top 5 On US iTunes Sales Chart Following “CMA Fest” Special

“Mercy” is one of two country songs currently in the Top 5.

Brett Young - CMA Fest | Mark Levine/ABC

Brett Young’s “Mercy” reached #1 on this past week’s Billboard Country Airplay chart. It is poised to do the same on this coming week’s Mediabase country radio singles chart.

Given that ample exposure, the market’s clear love for the song and Young’s popularity, the song has predictably been performing well on the US iTunes sales chart. It was in the Top 15 early Wednesday.

By Wednesday night, it had reached the Top 5. It is #4 as of press time at 12:55AM ET, and an ascent into the Top 3 is possible.

What created the additional acceleration? A showcase during ABC’s three-hour “CMA Fest” special.

Filmed at the annual CMA Fest this June, the performance clearly resonated with viewers.

“Mercy” is one of two country songs currently in the Top 5; Kane Brown’s new “Weekend” is #2. Drake’s “In My Feelings” (#1), Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You (featuring Cardi B)” (#3) and Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin’s “I Like It” (#5) also occupy Top 5 positions.

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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