Ariana Grande Set For Huge Debut On Hot 100 With “Problem”

Published: Tuesday 29th Apr 2014 by Rashad

Topping the Hot 100 will prove itself no problem for pint-sized powerhouse Ariana Grande.

After breaking iTunes records when her Iggy Azalea-assisted single “Problem” topped its tally in less than an hour, fans and naysayers alike were interested to see how that performance would translate onto Billboard charts.

Well, wonder no more.  For, if industry forecasts prove themselves veritable, the problem has only begun for Grande’s pop competition.

Via Billboard:

“Industry sources suggest that the song, which previews Grande’s second album, due this summer, could sell more than 300,000 downloads in the tracking week ending Sunday, May 2…”

“Such a start, regardless of any added airplay or streaming points, would likely translate to a top 10 debut on the sales/airplay/streaming-based Hot 100. “


Congratulations are certainly in order for Miss Grande.  According to Billboard, only 22 songs in the last decade have matched or surpassed ‘Problem’s forecasted first week downloads.  But, after radio airplay and streaming are factored in, the chances are heightened that the tune’s entrance on the chart may be right at the top.

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  1. Sorry April 29, 2014

    Ariana sounds cute, but her voice is’s like she’s singing very breathy. It gives me jessica simpson vibes. IDKY they compare her to mariah because mariah in her prime>>> this s***. and this song is wack as f***. #overrated. funny that iggy on a #1 before nicki was lmao

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  2. NICKI IS QUEEN OTHER B****** TAKE A SEAT April 29, 2014

    guess we’ll find out soon.

  3. Fico April 29, 2014

    Pardon my language, but f**k this song. Only reason it’s selling like this cuz of all the kids she promotes too wit daddy’s iTunes password.

    JLOS NEW SONG JUS LEAKED, and see now that’s a SONG! Just wait til ya hear it! #firstlove

  4. OrangeJuiceInstead April 29, 2014

    Well damn, Congrats Ariana and Iggy for all the success! I like problem, its a step up for Ari. Iggy definitely give the track an added boost, regardless its a nice song and its no surprise to me that its doing so well!

  5. rihanna is BIGGER THN BEYONCE EVER WAS April 29, 2014

    AND RITA WHORA wont chart this week, cos now she is 185 and sold 2136 copies last week. WELP, poor dat.

  6. rihanna is BIGGER THN BEYONCE EVER WAS April 29, 2014

    Iggy is doing amazing., Azalea Banks cannot say s*** now; she has gone quite on twitter now.

    • OrangeJuiceInstead April 29, 2014

      Azalea is probably seething in all honesty. All that s*** talking and its all coming back to bite her in the ass in the form of a release for an album (or lack there of)

  7. rihanna is BIGGER THN BEYONCE EVER WAS April 29, 2014

    OVER 300K.

    RITA WHORA SOLD 2136 downloads in the same week

  8. OH BABY I…. April 29, 2014

    I love Ariana and I bought the single! But in my honest opinion, the only part of the song that sounds great is the hook “Head in the clouds got no weight on my shoulders I should be wiser and realize that I’ve got” that’s all the rest is meh…

    • OrangeJuiceInstead April 29, 2014

      I agree with you. That is the catchiest part Ariana serves in the song.Her other parts could’ve came stronger but overall, I see a girl coming out of her shell, which is promising :)!

  9. Loveinthefuture April 29, 2014

    Huh? The song seriously isn’t all that…

  10. FutureCIARA April 29, 2014

    The deciding factor will be her next single choice……

    Her team better choose wisely and not fukk it up for her.

  11. Molly April 29, 2014

    Get that hit sis.

  12. Go Iggy April 29, 2014

    Say what you want about Iggy, but she pulled in commendable numbers for a debut and she helped Ariana sell that single. Iggy’s is doing well on Itunes Top 100 Song chart. She has songs that are #1 and #2 respectively.

  13. Rosie April 29, 2014

    That’s huge, especially for this sales climate. Labels should definitely consider putting songs on pre-order in the US now.
    And you know Azealia is FUMING, along with the Marina stans since Charli XCX is apparently her “lessor” yet already has two hits. Fancy will be the song of the summer.

  14. Yea ok April 30, 2014

    Congrats Ariana.

    Still waiting on TGJ to report on Rita flop single. I mean isn’t she the next big thing here? The way y’all was promoting her and gassing her up. Stay in articles talking about how great she is yet I see no proof of that outside of endorsements.

  15. Iggy Please Stay Humble April 30, 2014

    What if Iggy were to brag like Nicki Minaj did? It’s good to be humble. No, Iggy does not have Nicki Minaj’s fan base or big promotions but she might go #1 before Nicki. And even if she doesn’t go #1, female rappers respect her because she did not come into the game dissing female rap legends. You can call her songs childish with no substance, but that’s what everyone said about Nicki’s songs too. Nicki started Starships and Super Bass and opened the doors for the type of rap music Iggy is making. If you don’t like her music, blame Nicki for taking pop rap too far just to make money.

  16. Flash80 April 30, 2014

    Damn. Mariah, Mariah, Mariah…

  17. HowToSell April 30, 2014

    i think ariana is on the right track as far as singles and music stye she just needs to step her games up visually, and of course grow a bigger FAN BASE i mean look at i this way. her last album shouldve been gold by now but it isnt not because her music is wack or because she did not promote it correctly it was because her visuals were not on point and of course most importantly she didnt have a HUGE album buying fanbase!!
    case in point if you want bigg sales you need big fan bases=THEEND!!

  18. Absolved April 30, 2014

    Ariana’s debut album didn’t sell much because they were already planning this follow up. It was basically treated like a “buzz” album. You can’t do that. Each album deserves its own time and promotion.

  19. Taylor Smith May 6, 2014

    Get more ariana on

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