Late Minnesota teen’s song reaches top of iTunes chart as movie based on his life premiers

October 20, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Seven years after his death to cancer at age 18, a Minnesota singer-songwriter has returned to the top of the iTunes chart.

The song “Clouds” by Zach Sobiech took over iTunes’ No. 1 slot Sunday, two days after the movie of the same name based on his life premiered on Disney+.

The single first topped the iTunes chart in 2013 shortly after the Stillwater-area teenager’s death.

He had been diagnosed with bone cancer four years earlier.

The YouTube video of the song has been viewed more than 15 million times.