Imagine Dragons released their third full-length studio LP Evolve and it debuted at No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart. Thanks to chart changes in 2014 however, the set opened at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart which combines sales, streaming and track sales data. The track leading the album, "Believer," has climbed into the top 10 on the Hot 100 thanks to the new release and its overall units.
"Believer" moves up from No. 11 to No. 6 on the Hot 100, their third overall. On Digital Songs, the song rises from No. 6 to No. 2 after selling 68,000 copies, an increase of 36 percent. On Streaming Songs, "Believer" also moves up from No. 20 to No. 15 having 17.9 million hits across all official platforms rather its streaming radio or on-demand such as Google Play and Apple Music. Both component charts also contribute to the Top 200 Albums tally as units.
On Radio Songs, "Believer" climbs one more spot to No. 9 as it receives 85 million impressions across the U.S. and has gains of eight percent. On other airplay charts, the track leads the Hot Rock Songs chart which is made up of the same formula as the Hot 100 only in its respective genre.
"Believer" is Imagine Dragons' third top 10 hit following 2013's "Radioactive" and "Demons" which peaked at No. 3 and No. 6 respectively. "Radioactive" set the record for most weeks on the Hot 100 since it began in 1958 having 87 total.
Promoting the new album aiding the rise of "Believer," Imagine Dragons performed the song with "Thunder" taken from Evolve at the iHeartRADIO MMVAs.