The song from the singer/songwriter, who passed away Monday at 18, could launch in the Hot 100's top 20 next week
"Clouds," by late singer/songwriter Zach Sobiech, appears headed for a potentially high debut on next week's Billboard Hot 100, possibly in the top 20, fueled largely by strong sales and likely increasing streaming activity following his passing.
As previously reported, Sobiech succumbed to a rare and terminal form of cancer on Monday (May 20) at age 18. Prior to his passing, the video for "Clouds" went viral and helped turn the young artist into somewhat of a global role model for others battling serious illness. Earlier this month, several stars recorded a tribute clip set to "Clouds," featuring, among others, Ashley Tisdale, Colbie Caillat, Anna Farris, Jason Mraz, Sara Bareilles, Jenna Fischer, Rachel Bilson and Phillip Phillips.