Ariana Grande earns first #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “thank u, next”

On November 12th, it was announced that Ariana Grande scores her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Nov. 17), as “Thank U, Next” rockets onto the chart at No. 1, arriving as the top-streamed and top-selling song of the week.

The track dethrones Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You,” featuring Cardi B, after seven weeks on top, although the collaboration ties for the second-most weeks spent at No. 1 in the history of the Radio Songs chart.

Grande’s First Hot 100 No. 1: “Next,” released on Republic Records, is Grande’s first Hot 100 No. 1, and the 1,079th in the chart’s 60-year history. She previously hit a No. 2 high with “Problem,” featuring Iggy Azalea, in 2014. “Next” also bows as her 11th Hot 100 top 10 and first since “God Is a Woman,” which reached No. 8 in September.

Grande reigns at last with her 35th Hot 100 entry. Among Hot 100 chart-topping acts, she ends the longest wait for her first No. 1 (by total chart appearances from a first entry) since Justin Bieber set the mark by earning his first leader with his 47th charted title, “What Do You Mean?,” in 2015.

Grande first hit the Hot 100 (debuting at No. 10) on April 13, 2013, with the eventual No. 9-peaking “The Way,” featuring Mac Miller.

No. 1 in Streams & Sales: “Next” launches with 55.5 million U.S. streams and 81,000 downloads sold in the week ending Nov. 8, according to Nielsen Music. Notably, the song debuts on the Hot 100 with just over five days of streaming and sales data, as it was released late Saturday, Nov. 3 (as the tracking week for those metrics runs Friday through Thursday). Grande has released two videos for the song so far: an audio clip upon its release and a lyric video Nov. 6.

With “Next,” Grande likewise earns her first No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart and her fourth leader on Digital Song Sales, after “Problem,” for three weeks in 2014; “Bang Bang,” with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj (one week, 2014); and “No Tears Left to Cry” (one, this May).

“Next” also drew 11.3 million in all-format radio audience in the week ending Nov. 11.

“God Is a Woman” and “No Tears” are from Grande’s third Billboard 200 No. 1 album, Sweetener, which debuted atop the list dated Sept. 1, while “Next” is, as of now, a stand-alone track, with the song’s lyrics referencing past relationships with, among others, Big Sean, ex-finance Pete Davidson and the late Miller.

Meme-orable: As for its lyrics, aiding the buzz of “Next” are, specifically, its lines, “One taught me love / One taught me patience / One taught me pain,” which have sparked an onslaught of memes.

New at No. 1: “Next” is the 32nd single to debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100 and the first by a female artist in three years, since Adele’s “Hello” on the chart dated Nov. 14, 2015.

As noticed by chart-watcher Jake Rivera, “Next” is the fourth No. 1 debut of 2018, tying the record established in 1995, the first year that any single soared in at the summit. “Next” follows prior 2018 No. 1 bows for Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” (May 19) and Drake’s “Nice for What” (April 21) and “God’s Plan” (Feb. 3). The four No. 1 entrances in 1995: Michael Jackson’s “You Are Not Alone,” Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy,” Whitney Houston’s “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” and Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day.”

Pop on top, again: As “Next” follows Maroon 5’s “Girls,” featuring Cardi B, at No. 1, two pop songs have led the Hot 100 in succession for the first time since Jan. 27, when Camila Cabello’s “Havana,” featuring Young Thug, replaced Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect.” “Next” also ends a record streak of 42 weeks of No. 1s with at least one credited rapper, from Young Thug (on “Havana”) to Cardi B (“Girls” and “I Like It,” with Bad Bunny and J Balvin). The run also included Drake (“Plan,” “Nice” and “In My Feelings”); Childish Gambino (“America”); Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign (“Psycho”); and, XXXTentacion (“Sad!”).

As “Girls” drops to No. 2, pop songs rank at Nos. 1 and 2 on the Hot 100 in the same week for the first time since Jan. 27 (“Havana” and “Perfect,” respectively).

No. 1 is a woman: Grande is the first female soloist to top the Hot 100 unaccompanied by another act since Cardi B on Oct. 21, 2017, when her debut hit “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” spent its third and final week at No. 1.

Solo women in lead roles have led the Hot 100 for just three weeks (of 46 total so far) in 2018, thanks to “Next,” “I Like It” and “Havana.” That follows totals of six weeks in 2017 (via two No. 1s); 16 in 2016 (three No. 1s); 10 in 2015 (four No. 1s); 28 in 2014 (five No. 1s); and, 17 in 2013 (four No. 1s).

The last year in which lead solo women logged as few as three weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100? 1975, thanks to one each for Linda Ronstadt (“You’re No Good”), Olivia Newton-John (“Have You Never Been Mellow”) and Minnie Riperton (“Lovin’ You”). (After the Hot 100’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception, no lead solo women reigned until June 27, 1960, when Connie Francis spent her first of two weeks on top with “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool.”)

‘Thank’s for the memories: Grande is thankful for the fourth Hot 100 No. 1 that includes “thank” in its title, following “Thank God I Found You,” by Carey featuring Joe and 98 Degrees (2000), “Thank God I’m a Country Boy,” by John Denver (1975), and “Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin”/”Everybody Is a Star,” by Sly & The Family Stone (1970).

(Grande’s new No. 1 also takes over as the highest-charting Hot 100 hit to begin with “Thank U”; Alanis Morissette’s “Thank U” reached No. 17 in 1998. The only other such title? “Thank U Very Much” by The Scaffold, a No. 69 hit in 1968. You’re welcome for that trivia …)

More Grande: Beyond the Hot 100’s top 10, Grande’s “Woman” holds at No. 20 and fellow Sweetener single “Breathin” charges 32-21, passing its prior No. 22 peak; following the Nov. 7 premiere of its official video, “Breathin” bounds by 64 percent to 12.2 million streams by 118 percent to 12,000 sold in the week ending Nov. 8 and claims the Hot 100’s top Streaming and Sales Gainer awards.

“Next” easily outperformed Maroon 5’s “Girls” in the tracking week, as the latter drops to No. 2 on the Hot 100 after seven weeks at No. 1. Still, “Girls” leads Radio Songs for a 16th week, with 109.3 million in audience (down 4 percent), tying for the second-longest No. 1 run in the chart’s 28-year history. “Girls” matches the longest Radio Songs reign this century, equaling Carey’s 16-week command with “We Belong Together” in 2005.

Source: billboard.com

Ariana Grande’s ‘Sweetener’ debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Sept. 1-dated chart (where Sweetener launches at No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard‘s websites on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Grande’s Third No. 1: Sweetener is Grande’s third leader on the Billboard 200, following the chart-topping debuts of her second album, My Everything (Sept. 13, 2014), and her debut effort, Yours Truly (Sept. 21, 2013). Of her four full-length studio sets, only her third release, Dangerous Woman, missed the top. It debuted and peaked at No. 2 on June 11, 2016 (stuck behind Grande’s labelmate, Drake, with his blockbuster album Views, which was in its fourth of 14 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1).

‘Sweetener’ Surpasses ‘Dangerous’: With Sweetener’s start of 231,000 units, it beats the bow of Grande’s last album, Dangerous Woman. The latter entered the chart at No. 2 with 175,000 units.

Second Biggest Week of 2018 for a Woman: Sweetener secures the second-largest week for an album by a woman in 2018. Only Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy launched with a larger figure: 255,000 units (No. 1, April 21-dated chart). Thus, Sweetener also has the biggest week for a pop album by a woman. Speaking of pop albums by women…

Largest Streaming Week Ever for a Pop Album by a Woman: Sweetener’s songs collected 126.7 million on-demand audio streams in its debut frame — the largest streaming week for a pop album by a woman. It’s also the biggest streaming week for any non-hip-hop effort by a womanSweetener is the rare pop album that performed strongly on streaming services — generally rap albums post big streaming numbers in comparison to other genres.

Source: Billboard.com

Ariana Grande listed in Billboard’s 2017 Year End Charts

On December 11th, Billboard published their 2017 Year End Charts, which are a cumulative measure of a single or album’s performance in the United States during the year. Ariana has been listed in many charts despite releasing any music and has become the Female Artist of the YearCheck out where she has been ranked in!

Ariana Grande listed in Billboard’s 2016 Year End Charts

On December 8th, Billboard published their 2016 Year End Charts, which are a cumulative measure of a single or album’s performance in the United States during the year. Ariana has made many lists with the success of her album Dangerous Woman. Check out where she has been ranked in!

Top Artists

7. Ariana Grande

Top Artists – Female

4. Ariana Grande

Hot 100 Songs

36. Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
51. Ariana Grande – Into You
77. Ariana Grande – Side To Side (feat. Nicki Minaj)

Hot 100 Artists

10. Ariana Grande

Top Billboard 200 Albums

26. Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman

Top Billboard 200 Artists

31. Ariana Grande

Radio Songs

35. Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
55. Ariana Grande – Into You

Radio Songs Artists

12. Ariana Grande

Digital Songs

36. Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman

Digital Songs Artists

16. Ariana Grande

Streaming Songs

41. Ariana Grande – Into You
57. Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
58. Ariana Grande – Side To Side (feat. Nicki Minaj)

Streaming Songs Artists

11. Ariana Grande

Top Twitter Tracks

7. Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
10. Ariana Grande – Into You
18. Ariana Grande – Side To Side (feat. Nicki Minaj)

Social 50 Artists

2. Ariana Grande

On-Demand Songs

35. Ariana Grande – Into You

On-Demand Songs Artists

10. Ariana Grande

Pop Songs

21. Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
35. Ariana Grande – Into You

Pop Songs Artists

7. Ariana Grande

Adult Contemporary Songs

41. Nathan Sykes – Over And Over Again (feat. Ariana Grande)

Rhythmic Songs

50. Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman

Rhythmic Artists

10. Ariana Grande

Dance Club Artists

16. Ariana Grande

Dance Club Songs

26. Nathan Sykes – Over And Over Again (feat. Ariana Grande)

Dance/Mix Show Songs

48. Ariana Grande – Into You

 Japan Hot 100

61. Ariana Grande – Break Free (feat. Zedd)

Canadian Hot 100

30. Ariana Grande – Into You
41. Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
55. Ariana Grande – Side To Side (feat. Nicki Minaj)
87. Ariana Grande – Focus

Canadian Hot 100 Artists

8. Ariana Grande

Top Canadian Albums

18. Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman

Ariana Grande – Billboard Year-End Charts 2015

2015 was another successful year for Ariana, especially with the high anticipation of Focus, the continuity of My Everything‘s success and sales, and much more that impacted the Billboard charts once again!

Ariana Grande was ranked #4 of Billboard’s list of Top Female Artists of 2015! Check out the year-end charts of her songs and albums that peaked in 2015 as well! This year was another great year for the career of this rising pop princess! Can’t wait for more flawless music to be produced in 2016:

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Ariana Grande’s Honeymoon Tour – 2nd North American Leg (Details)

Ariana Grande wrapped the last (second) North American leg for The Honeymoon Tour on October 18th, which was another huge success!

In the 17 reported concerts (Ariana performed in many other dates, but the amount grossed was not announced), Ariana Grande’s shows were attended by 164,092 people (average of 14,000 per show) and grossed over $8,418,218 (average of $561,000 per show).

Ariana Grande will kick off her second North American leg with 35 more shows throughout July to October.

With $8.4 million in sales from 17 reported concerts, Grande hits the tally at No. 3 with her Honeymoon tour that played in North America, Europe and Asia from late-February through the end of October. This recap includes a performance from her European jaunt during May and June along with 14 subsequent dates in North America and a show in Mexico. A handful of concerts remain on the tour that supports the singer’s My Everything album that bowed in August 2014. Only appearances in Abu Dhabi, London and Tokyo remain on the schedule for the world tour that wraps on Dec. 9. – Billboard

Check out the stats for each date in the second north american leg!

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The numbers in brackets represent the number of dates in the city/number of sold out shows in the city.

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Ariana Grande’s Honeymoon Tour – 1st North American Leg (Details)

Ariana Grande finished the first North American leg for The Honeymoon Tour on April 17th. Ariana Grande’s 2nd tour (1st worldwide) grossed a large amount of money!

In the 26 sold out shows, Ariana Grande’s shows were attended by  365,767 people (average of 14,000 per show) and grossed over $14,029,909 (average of $561,000 per show).

Ariana Grande will kick off her second North American leg with 35 more shows throughout July to October.

Check out the stats for each date in the first north american leg!

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Ariana Grande’s ‘Problem’ debuts at #3 on Billboard

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Ariana Grande blasts in at No. 3 with “Problem” (featuring rap newcomer Iggy Azalea), which narrowly misses bowing at No. 1 itself. The song is one of two that Azalea places in the top five, as her “Fancy” (featuring Charli XCX) flies 7-4.

Grande rockets onto the Hot 100 at No. 3 with “Problem” (featuring Azalea), which instantly becomes each act’s highest-ranking hit. Grande had previously charted as high as No. 9 with her debut, “The Way,” featuring Mac Miller, last year. (Keep reading for more on Azalea.)

As previously reported, “Problem” earns the eighth-largest debut ever for a download, as it starts at No. 1 on Digital Songs with 438,000 sold. It’s also the biggest arrival for a song this year, and the best sum since Katy Perry’s “Roar” debuted with 557,000 (Aug. 31, 2013). “Problem” additionally splashes onto Streaming Songs at No. 9 (4.4 million), while just missing entering Radio Songs (24 million).
 
Incredibly, “Problem” almost nabs the top spot on the Hot 100: it boasts just a .013 percent lower points total than “All of Me.”
 
Still, a No. 3 debut for “Problem” nabs it a piece of Hot 100 history: it’s the highest-ever debut for a collaboration of only female soloists. It bests the No. 13 (Super Bowl-aided) debut of Madonna’s “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I. A. (Feb. 18, 2012). (“Problem” is the top starter of 2014 and highest since Eminem’s “The Monster,” featuring Rihanna, also began at No. 3 on the Nov. 16, 2013 chart.)