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‘Clouds’ of a teen who died of cancer is # 1 on iTunes

ByReiss Bowler

Oct 19, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Seven years after his death from cancer at age 18, a Minnesota singer-songwriter has returned to the top of the iTunes charts with his inspirational tune “Clouds.”

The Star Tribune reports that Zach Sobiech’s “Clouds” was released on iTunes’ No. 1 slot from Justin Bieber, two days after the Hollywood movie of the same name based on the life of Sobiech premiered on Disney +.

The ranking is based on downloads of the song. The profit will be added to the $ 2 million already raised for cancer research through Sobiech’s foundation of the same name.

The single first climbed to the top of iTunes in 2013, shortly after the death of the Stillwater teenager. He had been diagnosed with bone cancer four years earlier.

At the time, the YouTube video leading to the song’s rise had been viewed four million times. It is now over 15 million. The song also went to number 26 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and number 3 on the rock singles chart.

The film is adapted from the memoir “Fly a Little Higher” by Zach’s mother, Laura Sobiech.