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Andra Day’s “Rise Up,” Alicia Keys’ “Underdog” Enter Top 5 on US iTunes Sales Chart

“Rise Up” and “Underdog” are making big iTunes gains.

Andra Day - Press Photo by Myriam Santos, courtesy of Warner Records

Thanks to their lyrical relevance for today’s world and high-profile TV exposure, Andra Day’s “Rise Up” and Alicia Keys’ “Underdog” have been making big gains on the US iTunes sales chart.

As of press time at 5PM ET Thursday, “Rise Up” is #2 on the all-genre US iTunes listing. Only The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” is currently selling at a faster pace.

“Underdog” is meanwhile up to #5 on the listing.

Inherently inspiring during these trying times, “Rise Up” was included in an emotional piece about “heroes and heartwarmers” that aired on NBC’s TODAY Show.

“Underdog” is receiving further benefit from Keys’ recent CBS Sunday Morning interview and the song’s inclusion in a new Amazon Music commerical.

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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