Halsey’s “Without Me” Rises To #1 On US iTunes Sales Chart

“Without Me” dethrones “thank u, next.”

Halsey by Jeff Neira/ABC

Since launching on the US iTunes store nearly two weeks ago, Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” had controlled #1 o the all-genre song sales chart.

That changed Friday morning, when Halsey’s “Without Me” ascended to the #1 position.

“Without Me,” which has been a fixture of the Top 10 (if not Top 5) since premiering earlier this fall, had reached #1 by 9:15AM ET Friday morning. It remains in that position as of press time at 11:15AM.

“thank u, next” is now the store’s #2 seller. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow” follows at #3, ahead of Panic! At The Disco’s “High Hopes” (#4) and Luke Combs’ “She Got The Best Of Me” (#5).

Written by Brian Cantor

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