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Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber’s “I Don’t Care” Hits #1 On iTunes Sales Chart, Scores Ample Thursday Airplay

Numerous stations played “I Don’t Care” before midnight local time.

Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber - I Don't Care audio cover | Atlantic

“I Don’t Care,” the new collaboration between Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber, predictably reached #1 on the US iTunes sales chart shortly after its release.

It remains in the #1 position — and holds a comfortable lead — as of press time at 9:45AM ET Friday morning.

In addition to making a big impact on the digital front, “I Don’t Care” is receiving ample early support at pop radio. Numerous pop and Hot AC stations will be playing the song every hour Friday.

Since the song launched prior to midnight in non-Eastern time zones, it actually registered an ample amount of Thursday spins at those formats.

According to Mediabase, pop supporters 97.1 AMP Los Angeles and 98.5 KLUC Las Vegas and top Hot AC supporter Alice @97.3 San Francisco each registered 4 spins Thursday night. Dozens of other stations played the song between 1-3 times.

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.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]headlineplanet.com.

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