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'Clouds' by Zach Sobiech again climbs iTunes charts

A movie about his death premiered on Disney+ last week.

Seven years after Zach Sobiech's death, his song "Clouds" has once against climbed the iTunes charts.

Zach, of Stillwater, died in 2013 of cancer when he was 18, Before he died, he wrote "Clouds," a song about facing death, which went viral, topping the iTunes charts in 2013. 

Just two days after a movie based on his life, also called "Clouds," premiered on the streaming service Disney+, his song reached the top of the charts again, Zach's mom, Laura Sobiech, shared on her Instagram story, with the message "sorry Biebs."

The Star Tribune reports "Clouds" took the No. 1 spot on iTunes from Justin Beiber on Sunday. By 9:20 a.m. Monday morning, "Clouds" was at the No. 2 spot on iTunes, sandwiched between two Bieber songs, according to the iTunes app.

iTunes' ranking is based on the downloads of the song. Profits from the song "Clouds," which is $0.99, go toward cancer research via the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund, which has raised more than $2.19 million for the cause.

After Zach's song went viral in 2013 (it currently has more than 15 million views on YouTube) it became an annual tradition for thousands of people to congregate at the Mall of America to sing it in his memory.

The movie "Clouds" is based on a book his mother, Laura Sobiech, wrote called "Fly a Little Higher." It follows Zach as he navigates high school and his treatment for the bone cancer Osteosarcoma.

In the movie, Zach is played by Fin Argus, with his parents played by Thomas Everett Scott ("La La Land") and Neve Campbell ("Scream"). Director Justin Baldoni previously made a short film about Zach's life.

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